Indonesian men’s beach volleyball team defeated by the host’s hand in the first match in Group A 4×4 men’s beach volleyball branch in the 2019 World Beach Games event, Saturday, October 12, 2019. In the match held at Gharafa beach Complex, Doha, Qatar, Indonesia was defeated with a score of 1-2.
Actually Indonesia was superior because it won the first set. In the opening set Indonesia won with a score of 21-16. The team with material Tio Kesuma Sentosa, Rendy Ferdian Ricardo, I Ketut Ardana, Yossi Ariel Firnanda, Gunawan Dewantoro, and Yogie Hermawan finally had to give up the last 2 sets with a score of 14-21 and 4-15.
According to Bambang Eko Suh Journalist, coach of the Indonesian Beach Volleyball Team, Indonesia had played well when it could win the first set. Because what they faced was the winner of the 2018 Asian games.
” The result of the first set victory was already good. Because, the Indonesian Beach Volleyball Team faces the Qatar Beach Volleyball Team which has players playing when they win the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, ” explained Bambang.
The Indonesian team will compete again this Sunday, facing Germany and the United States, 21.00 WIB and 01.00 WIB.