|Phạm Thị Kim Huệ of Việt Nam (right) blocks a smash from Kazakhstan. — Photo asianvolleyball.net|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam lost both its matches at the classification round of the Asian Women’s Senior Volleyball Championship being held in the Philippines.
The hosts prevailed over Việt Nam in a closely fought match at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna, on Monday. Việt Nam lost 25-27, 24-26, 25-17, 23-25.
On Sunday, Việt Nam lost another four-setter to Kazakhstan, 25-21, 23-25, 22-25, 20-25.
They will next play play Japan, who beat Thailand 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 26-24 in the quarter-final round on Tuesday.
In other matches on Monday, South Korea beat Kazakhstan 25-21, 26-24, 25-10 and China beat Chinese Taipei 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-11. — VNS