Chinese girls advance to final field of FIVB Brasilia Open

15:40, April 21, 2010      

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After three rounds of qualifying tournnament, teams from Brazil, China, the Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Spain and the United States advanced to the final field for the women's main draw at the Brasilia Open, the season-opener on the 2010 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Beach Volleyball calendar.

Brazil has two teams to complete the field of 32 women's teams in the main draw tournament while the other countries will each have one more team in the main draw.

The eight teams moving forward are Brazil's Luana Madeira/Liliane Maestrini (19th-seeded qualification team) and Izabel Bezerra/Luiza Amelia Ramos (33rd), China's Jieqiong Jin/Linjun Ji (11th), Netherland's Madelein Meppelink/Marloes Wesselink (2nd), Poland's Latarzyna Urban/Joanna Wiatr (13th), Puerto Rico's Yarleen Santiago/Dariam Acevedo (26th), Spain's Nadia Campisi/Cristina Hopf (12th) and USA's Brooke Hanson/Lisa Rutledge (25th).

At least two more teams will be added to the field during Tuesday night's technical meeting because of teams withdrawing from the main draw due to weather-related travel issues in Europe.

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