Men’s & Women’s pairs lose in the quarter finals

Commonwealth Games 2022

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Sri Lanka’s Ashen Rashmika and Malintha Yapa in Men’s Beach Volleyball in Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022
 

Both the Men’s and Women’s pairs of Sri Lanka lost at their quarter finals in Beach Volleyball at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

Malintha Yapa and Ashen Rashmika lost 2-1 to Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett from Australia in the quarter finals of the Men’s Beach Volleyball, while Deepika Bandara and Chathurika Weerasinghe lost 2-0 to Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes from Canada in their quarter final of the Women’s Beach Volleyball.

In the Men’s quarter final, Malintha and Ashen won the 1st set 21-16, but lost the 2nd 16-21. In the 3rd and final set, it was a close battle, but Chris and Burnett pulled away in the final points to win 9-15.

In the group stage, Malintha and Ashen lost 2-0 to Canada’s Schachter & Dearing. They lost the 1st set 21-14 against Gambia’s Jawo and Jarra, but won the 2nd 19-21. However, they lost the 3rd set 15-9. They needed to win against Saint Kitts and Nevis’ Hodge and Seabrookes to have any hopes of a quarter final place, and they did comfortably 21-11 and 21-11.

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In the Women’s quarter final, it was an easy win for the Canadian pair who won both sets 21-9 & 21-11. Deepika and Chathurika booked a place in the quarters after a 2-0 set win against Trinidad and Tobago’s Armstrong and Chase after they were forced to withdraw due to injury.     

The Sri Lankan pair lost 2-0 to both Australia’s Clancy and Mariafe and Cyprus’ Constantinou and Constantopoulou in the other group stage matches.

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