Tournament favorites Tīna Graudiņa / Anastasija Kravčenoka on Sunday in Jūrmala will meet with Lithuanians Ieva Dumbauskaite / Gerda Grudzinskaitė for the 1st place in the Latvian beach volleyball championship stage. You can see the match live on LTV7 and replay.lv. </p><div> <p>The main favorites of Mārtiņš Pļaviņš / Edgars Točs and Aleksandrs Samoilovs / Jānis Šmēdiņš, who were placed with the second number, will compete in the finals of the second stage of the season.
On Sunday, housewives Varvara Brailko and Anete Namiķe won the Estonian duo Helena Holas / Lisa Somets 2: 1 (20:22, 21:16, 15: 8).
After winning the game for the 3rd place, Namiķe said in an interview on Latvian Television that the duo is not accustomed to such intense fights as against the Estonians, because more often victories are gained with a large advantage, or the opponents are just as superior. Namiķe admitted that Jūrmala did not have a successful stage as Ventspils, because the final was not reached. Brailko, on the other hand, said that there are also strong competitors at the U-18 level, which are already comparable to adult players.
In the men’s two Lithuanian duo in the fight for the 3rd place, Patriks Stankevičs / Audris Knašs beat Arturs Vasiljevs / Roberts Juhnevičs 2: 1 (21:23, 21:16, 17:15).
Both Pļaviņš / Točs and the winners of the first stage Samoilovs / Šmēdiņš made it to the final without losses. In the semi-finals on Sunday, Pļaviņš / Točs defeated Vasiljevs / Juhnevičs with 2: 0 (21:19, 21:12), while Samoilovs / Šmēdiņš was superior to Stankevičs / Knasha – 2: 0 (21:18, 21:15).
Graudiņa / Kravčenoka also won the tournament in all games in the group and in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, where he defeated Holas / Somets in two sets with 2: 0 (21:17, 21:11). Dumbauskaite / Grudzinskaite, who had their third number against the Latvian beach volleyball players, was equally successful in the tournament, beating the potentially second strongest pair Brailko / Namiķi with 2: 0 (21:17, 21:15) and reviving for failure in the mutual duel in the semifinals. in the previous stage in Ventspils.
All finals will be available live on LTV7 and replay.lv.