Beach Volleyball - Seychelles men’s team will play for the bronze medal |24 July 2019
- Reunion and Mauritius show Seychelles women’s selection the exit
For the inaugural beach volleyball tournament at the Indian Ocean Islands Games (IOIG) the Seychelles men’s team will have the chance to grab the Games’ first ever bronze medal, while the women’s selection will go back home empty-handed.
After being eliminated in the team events, Team Seychelles had the chance to compete in the singles which started yesterday at the Mont Choisy Beach Volleyball Arena in Mauritius.
The women’s competition is being played on a round-robin system, while the men’s is being contested on a knockout format.
In the women’s competition, Seychelles lost their first group match 1-2 (12-21, 22-20, 10-15) against Reunion, while in their second match, the Terryl Songoire and Nathalie Agnes-Sauer duo were defeated 2-1 by a Mauritian pair. The set scores were 17-21, 21-18 and 8-15.
In the men’s tournament, Guilly Bijoux and Jerry Lozaique lost their match against 0-2 (17-21, 13-21) against Mauritius.
They will be in action again today against Maldives for the bronze medal.
Text and photo Roland Duval in Mauritius