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CHN W: Champions are out – Carrillo takes Tianjin into finals, Pavan’s Shanghai eliminated

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Playoff in the Chinese league aspires to be one of the most interesting this season in the world. Both semifinal series ended in five games with favorites prevailing eventually!

Tianjin

Tianjin

First-placed team in Top 8 stage, Jiangsu, made an epic turnaround in semifinals against fourth-seeded Shanghai. Jiangsu trailed 2-0 in series, but took advantage of remained three games at home court and qualified to the finals.

Fifth clash ended in five sets 3-2 (25-18, 25-27, 14-25, 25-19, 15-9). By far the best player of Jiangsu in series, Zhang Changning, was on a high level again – 21 points. Same goes for the Canadian Sarah Pavan on the other side. Today, she had 33 points but it wasn’t enough for her team to secure ticket to finals, second time in a row.

In other semifinal series, second-seeded Tianjin won the fifth match against title holders Bayi. Tie-break had to decide winners here as well 3-2 (23-25, 25-17, 25-19, 21-25, 15-10).

The Cuban Nancy Carrillo demonstrated power once again leading Tianjin’s scorers with 28 points. Liu Yanhan was the most efficient in Bayi with amazing 33 points.

Final series to three wins will start on January 16. First two matches will be played on Tianjin’s court. Third game and remained two if necessary will be hosted by Jiangsu.

Play Off – Semifinal 1

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 01. 01. 2016 16:00 Army Keming Surface Industry (W) VS Bohai Bank TIANJIN ( W ) 1:3 17:25; 25:23; 22:25; 15:25    
2nd game 03. 01. 2016 16:00 Army Keming Surface Industry (W) VS Bohai Bank TIANJIN ( W ) 3:0 25:17; 25:22; 25:22    
3rd game 07. 01. 2016 16:00 Bohai Bank TIANJIN ( W ) VS Army Keming Surface Industry (W) 1:3 21:25; 25:14; 15:25; 17:25    
4th game 09. 01. 2016 16:00 Bohai Bank TIANJIN ( W ) VS Army Keming Surface Industry (W) 3:0 25:23; 25:13; 25:20    
5th game 10. 01. 2016 16:00 Bohai Bank TIANJIN ( W ) VS Army Keming Surface Industry (W) 3:2 23:25; 25:17; 25:19; 21:25; 15:10    

Play Off – Semifinal 2

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 01. 01. 2016 16:00 Shanghai Guohua Life (W) VS Jiangsu ECE (W) 3:1 21:25; 25:19; 25:21; 25:23    
2nd game 03. 01. 2016 16:00 Shanghai Guohua Life (W) VS Jiangsu ECE (W) 3:0 25:16; 25:21; 25:17    
3rd game 07. 01. 2016 19:30 Jiangsu ECE (W) VS Shanghai Guohua Life (W) 3:1 23:25; 25:15; 25:9; 25:23    
4th game 09. 01. 2016 16:00 Jiangsu ECE (W) VS Shanghai Guohua Life (W) 3:1 13:25; 25:22; 25:13; 25:18    
5th game 10. 01. 2016 16:00 Jiangsu ECE (W) VS Shanghai Guohua Life (W) 3:2 25:18; 25:27; 14:25; 25:19; 15:9    

 

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