Toronto, Canada, September 15, 2016 - Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude of Germany opened Pool D play at the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals here Thursday afternoon by defeating Laura Giombini and Marta Menegatti of Italy.
In the first FIVB World Tour meeting between the two teams, Laboureur and Sude scored a 2-0 (21-11, 21-14) win in 32 minutes over the Italians, who are now 0-2 in group action.
Marta Menegatti - “Today was better than yesterday. We played very strong against a team that has won many medals this year.”
“Like I said yesterday, we are a new team. We are trying to play our best and improve.”
Julia Sude - On Italy: “They fought until the end. To not give them a chance to get into rhythm, we had to stay focused and not make mistakes.”
On the rest of the day: “We will stay here, eat, rest and meet before our next match.”
Chantal Laboureur - On Italy: “They served really good.”
“We pushed each other to serve better, then we had two aces. We played defense well so they could not side out easily."