Tehran, Iran, August 1, 2015 – The first match of the Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship in Day 2 was concluded with the victory of Australia over Turkmenistan in straight sets 25-11, 25-21, 25-22.
Australia along with India, Qatar, and Turkmenistan form the participating teams of pool B. Australia started the opening match with a loss to Qatar.
Australia coach, Roberto Santilli: I wanted to elevate the mentality of my players. Turkmenistan worked well in the third set.
Regarding yesterday’s loss against Qatar: I think, they played more than 100 percent. They deserved victory. Congratulations to the coach as his players were very good at their defence and they came here with the mentality of victory.
Australia captain, Thomas Edgar: we would like to show our real power in the court. Turkmenistan was tough. (About referees) I think, the absence of video-check made it harder for the referees to justify the coach. I have no objection to the referee though.
Statistic : P-2 for match 9_ TKM-AUS