Vanuatu Volleyball Coach Michel Bargmann said this in a statement after their impressive performance.
Miller Pata and Sherysyn Toko outclassed the Russians 21-15 21-12 in the quarterfinals and also defeated Colombia in the semifinals 21-14 14-21 11-15.
“The Russia match was very good, not many problems but we want to improve defence timing and block position,” said Bargmann.
The team media Officer, Christel Homu says the pair have a good chance of scoring more points in the semifinals.
“Our beach volleyball women Miller Pata and Sherysyn Toko performance through their match against Australia, Russia and Thailand was a good one. And I know that our beach volleyball women have that chance in scoring more points in their Semi-finals happening today.”
Homu adds Pata and Toko have worked hard to be at where they are in the tournament.
“I feel so happy and overjoyed to see that our beach volleyball women who have worked very hard in their trainings and having a little time to spend with their families, have that great determination, team work and vision in winning their matches and making their families, countries proud,” she said.
Homu also says the support they have been receiving is overwhelming.
“I would like to thank all the players families, friends in always continuing to encourage and support them through their matches and also to Vanuatu National Olympic Committee VASANOC and VVF.”
Vanuatu takes on Chinese Taipei in the Final tonight at 8.00pm Vanuatu time