Tandara Caixeta led Brazil to a four-set win over Russia with 28 points
Tokyo, Japan, September 5, 2017 – Tandara Caixeta scored 28 points to help Brazil in their 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-23, 25-12) win over Russia in the opening match of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Tuesday.
Tandara showed a great all-around game with 20 attacks, four blocks and four aces, then Gabriela Guimaraes and Ana Beatriz Correa scored 14 points apiece for Brazil. The South Americans had a commendable performance with 18 blocks, including Ana Carolina Da Silva’s six and Ana Beatriz’s five. Nataliya Goncharova and Tatiana Kosheleva ran Russia’s offence with 16 and 15 points, respectively.