Miller Pata

Vanuatu volleyballers claim another scalp

The 22nd ranked pair came from a set down to beat the 11th seeds from Italy 19-21 21-14 15-10, before losing their second match in straight sets against the sixth seeds from Brazil.

The Melanesians are in top form, having matched their best ever finish on the World Tour, after finishing in a tie for fifth at last week's Long Beach Grand Slam in California.


Vanuatu volleyballers match best ever finish on World Tour

The duo lost to Germany in three sets in the quarter finals 23-21, 15-21, 15-17, a day after upsetting the top-ranked team in the world, Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixa from Brazil.

Seixa said the Melanesians were better than them on the day and deserved all the credit for handling the wind better than they did.

Miller Pata says it's Vanuatu's greatest moment on the world tour and like a dream come true.

Their fifth-placed finish matches their best effort at a World Tour event.

They now head to Poland for another Grand Slam.

Vanuatu beach volleyball pair grab win

The Melanesian duo beat their American opponents 21-19, 17-21, 15-7.

It's their first win of the tournament, having lost their first match in straight sets against a Spanish pair and then going down in three sets against German sixth seeds Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst.