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Holtwick & Semmler move into quarterfinals with another straight win

Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler moved into the quarterfinals with another straight win Thursday morning in Rotterdam. The fourth seeded Germans defeated Russia’s Evgenia Ukolova and Ekaterina Birlova 2-0 (21-18, 24-22).

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Semmler: "We had a lot of fun on the court"

Ilka Semmler: "The feeling is amazing. We felt a little pressure before the game. We knew we could win this game, but we lost to them the last time we met. We knew it was going to be a fight. But we had a lot of fun on the court. And when we were down three points in the second set we were still able to focus and in the end it worked out pretty well for us. We kept our nerves."

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Russia out to topple Rotterdam top seeds

Russia’s Ekaterina Birlova & Evgenia Ukolova will try to upset the highest ranked women’s team in Rotterdam, Katrin Holtwick & Ilka Semmler from Germany. Both teams booked four straight wins so far and are tied 2-2 in the head-to-head series.

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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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Mariko Satomi

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

Daniel Apol

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