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WCHJ M: Serbia swept group C

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Serbia continued the winning rhythm with fourth consecutive victory against Rwanda in straight sets (25-13, 25-20, 25-20) in the last Pool C clash of FIVB Men's U21 World Championship at Ataturk Hall in Izmir, Turkey on Monday.


Serbia celebrates their victory

Now with Pool C matches concluded, Serbia led the table with a win- loss ratio of 4-0 (12 points), while USA, Tunisia and Canada were tied in points (6 each), number of victories (2 each) and the set quotient (7-7), where point quotient decided USA second of the pool, Canada third and Tunisia fourth. The direct face off between Canada and Tunisia (Canada won 3-1) settled the situation between the two teams as they were tied also in point quotient. Rwanda finished 5th with 0-4 record.

Now Rwanda joins the round robin tournament with the fifth ranked teams in their corresponding pools for classification 17 to 20th, while Serbia meet the 4th of Pool D in the round of 16

The Serbian coach Sinisa Reljic distributed the match effort to his entire list except star outside hitter Uros Kovacevic who had a rest; however the Serbian team had a wide lead in the first set 25-13.

Rwanda came closer in the second and third sets with some defensive improvement to decrease the point deficit to 25-20 in both second and third sets.

Serbia’s attackers Luka Medic and Mihajlo Stankovic were the match best scorers with 15 points.

For more news from this competition, click on Junior World Championship 2013 M.

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