Norway’s Norway’s Hendrik Nikolai Mol and Mathias Berntsen came through qualification at the latest International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach World Tour event as the Jinjiang Open began.
The Norwegians received a bye through the first round of men’s qualifying today but faced a second round tie against Germany’s Nils Ehlers and Lars Flüggen.
Mol and Berntsen claimed the first set 21-16 before their rivals forced a decided by edging the second 24-22.
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The Norwegian pairing regained the momentum in the decider to clinch the final set 15-13 to book a place in the main round.
Brazil’s Alison Cerutti and Álvaro Morais Filho also advanced, the duo winning 29-27, 21-13 against Spain’s Alejandro Huerta and Cesar Menendez.
Women’s qualification also began today with Australia’s Nicole Laird and Becchara Palmer earning a 21-18, 18-21, 15-12 win against Austria’s Teresa and Nadine Strauss.
Competition at the four star FIVB Beach World Tour event is due to continue tomorrow.