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Mexico's Ontiveros and Virgen power through in Rotterdam

Lombardo Ontiveros and Juan Virgen just keep on going at their second World Championships. The Mexicans, who won their pool in Rotterdam with straight wins, defeated Dutch team Michiel van Dorsten and Steven van de Velde on Wednesday in the first elimination round: 21-19, 24-22.

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Ontiveros: "We had to push hard to take the lead"

"It was a very tough match", Lombardo Ontiveros said. "I think the second set was very important. We had to push hard to take the lead. But we didn't despair and in the end it worked well for us."

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Young Dutchies will try to stop upcoming Mexicans

Michiel van Dorsten and Steven van de Velde will try to stop Mexico's impeccable run in the first elimination round on Wednesday. The Dutchies finished second in their pool in Apeldoorn, while Lombardo Ontiveros and Juan Virgen took everyone by surprise to top pool L with three straight wins. It will be the first meeting between the two teams.

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Host city - Rotterdam - FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015

Rotterdam - SS Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the second largest city of the Netherlands, with 600,000 inhabitants. The city is also home to the fourth largest port in the world.

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Daniel Apol

Nationality
United States
Birth Date
4/12/1972
Birth Place
GRAND RAPIDS, (MICH)
Beach International Referee Nominated
2007

Mariko Satomi

Nationality
Japan
Birth Date
2/15/1967
Birth Place
Okyama(JPN)
Beach International Referee Nominated
2006
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