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Beach volleyball starts to unveil contenders

On Tuesday’s fixture, six games took place down at the new Korman courts,which started early and as scheduled 9am and entertained the crowd for over four hours of action and excitement in both the Men’s and Women’s competition.

Solomon Islands Women’s team won its first game taking the match two sets to nil against Tuvalu. The second match between the hometown heroes of Vanuatu and Wallis & Futuna was unsurprisingly dominated by Linline Matauata and Loti Joe taking the match two sets to nil.

Games spots up for grabs in beach volleyball

Australia and New Zealand have already secured their place on the Gold Coast in the men's and women's competitions, while host nation Vanuatu is qualified for the women's event courtesy of their world ranking.

President of the Vanuatu Volleyball Federation, Debbie Masaufakalo, is hoping home-town support can help the men's duo of James Chilia and Donny Aru over the line.

"I think our biggest competition would be Papua New Guinea and Fiji and also Cook Islands is quite strong as well," Masaufakalo said.