2016-06-07 16:32:00 CET
Home fans can’t prevent Brazil’s girls from progress
We’ve already told you how impressive the German supporters have been in urging their teams to victory today…
… sadly, though, that amazing vocal support could not help Lisa Arnholdt and Anni Schumacher into the main draw as they bowed out bravely to Brazil’s Eduarda Santos Lisboa – aka Duda – and Elize Secomandi Maia on court two.
The highly-rated Brazilians, which included Duda – the 17-year-old who triumphed in the FIVB Under-21 Championships last month – won an incredible first point before the Germans rallied.
It was nip and tuck in the first set as the match swung one way and then the next, however Eduarda and Elize Maia upped the ante to silence the German supporters to take the first set 21-16.
There was more of the same drama in the second set as Arnholdt and Schumacher matched the Brazilian’s scoring. At one point the Germans trailed by three points but found the energy from the uplifting crowd to level the score at 19 apiece.
But just when you though Arnholdt and Schumacher had the momentum to take the game into a thrilling decider, Elize Maia’s longline attack was spot on before Schumacher’s fault sealed the Brazilian’s spot in the main draw which kicks off tomorrow.
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