Australian duo Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho de Solar have made a strong get started to their quest for an elusive seaside volleyball Game titles gold with a straight sets get more than Sri Lanka in Birmingham.
Silver medallists at the final Commonwealth Online games and then all over again at the Tokyo Olympics last year, Clancy and Artacho de Photo voltaic have their eyes on the main prize – wherever a common foe is again anticipated to be standing in their way.
Only obtaining onto the sand for the initial time on the third working day of the Online games, the Aussie planet No.4 duo beat Deepika Bandara and Chathurika Weerasinghe 21-10 21-12 in just less than 40 minutes.
“It is a bit of a marathon right here when compared to other tournaments,” Clancy reported.
“There is a lot of time waiting around, so we have been itching to get our prospect on the court docket.”
They will go up against Trinidad and Tobago in their upcoming match on Tuesday, and though they are not seeking much too considerably forward, a possible clash with Canada’s Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Peredis – who denied them gold in an epic remaining on the Gold Coast 4 yrs in the past – yet again looms.
“The very first activity is often about striving to truly feel firm and command the nerves,” Artacho de Photo voltaic stated.
“It was superior to get that just one out of the way and it was enjoyable to get out there in front of this substantial group.
“We normally regard just about every group that we appear versus. The 1st activity is often about striving to feel business and command the nerves.”
The Australians were in control of the contest all through, every single participant ending with a few aces apiece. Clancy was a ideal 10 from 10 with her attacking plays.
Australia’s men’s mix of Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett – who ended up to start with-up winners – will be again in action on Monday when they get on South African pair Leo Williams and Grant Goldschmidt.