Lausanne, Switzerlad, June 5, 2019 – Steadily now as a starter on the China team, Zhu Ting powered the reigning Olympic champions to a comprehensive sweep of the Netherlands 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-19) before a home crowd in Hong Kong on the second day of Week 3 of the 2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
China were never threatened at any moment by the Dutch, who have yet to bring on their big guns.
The 24-year-old outside hitter was top scorer of the game on 18 points as China overwhelmed the Netherlands in every skill. Annick Meijers, with 14 points, was best scorer of the Dutch side.
The win, China’s sixth in eight matches this season, lifts them to third place in the standings (though the could be overtaken later in the day as the competition progresses). Regardless, China are assured of a spot in the Final Six as hosts of that event, 3-7 July in Nanjing.
The Netherlands have dropped to 2-6 in the standings.