Okayama, Japan, August 30, 2015 – Asian champions China beat Cuba in straight sets here Sunday evening for their fifth win in six matches at the 2015 FIVB Women’s World Cup.
The Chinese women have claimed three wins in a row after losing to the United States 3-0 on Monday. In the absence of Zhu Ting, who was recovering from a minor foot injury and rested by Jenny Lang Ping, Zeng Chunlei and Zhang Changning had 16 points each to lead China to the 25-19, 25-10 and 25-14 victory. Yang Junjing, Liu Xiaotong and Yan Ni also scored in double digits.
The Cuban team has dropped five matches in a row after beating Kenya 3-1 in the opening one. Jennifer Yanet Alvarez Hernandez led Cuba with 16 points. They managed to lead 8-7 in the first set, but China came back with a 11-3 run to overtake the lead at 18-11 and went on to seal the opening set. In the second set, China jumped to an 8-1 and never looked back.
The Chinese women outblocked Cuba 17-10 and outserved them 7-1.