Rosario, Argentina, August 25, 2017 - China snapped a losing streak of five matches on Friday morning in Rosario as the Asian team defeated Cuba in a very close 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 29-27) with three players topping the charts.
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Cui Meichen, Liu Yu and Che Wenhan were aligned with 10 points each as the main contributor of the Chinese victory, while Zhang Jiaxin fired 4 aces. Cuba was led by Yamisleydis Viltres and Daima Del Río, both with 4 stuff blocks and a total of 10 tallies, and Elizabeth Vicet trailed one point behind them.
China acquired a four-point lead in the first set with sharper serves and won that one 25-23 despite a tough resistance led by Cuba’s Cese. Che Wenhan carved the way to a 6-2 next as the story repeated itself - after the Asian dominance throughout almost the entire set, Cuba tried to reach the tie but the final score was an identical 25-23. Cuban captain Vicet attempted the comeback and her side could place on range at the final track (23-23), but Liu Yu spiked twice and closed the match 29-27.