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Veteran Achim Lück retains title

Achim Lück (right) battling at the net with Gerard Fischer.

Achim Lück (right) battling at the net with Gerard Fischer.

Veteran Achim Lück underlined his dominance in the Namibian Kia beach volleyball national tour when the former national player clinched the first place of the season finale at the DTS sports ground last weekend to be crowned the “King of the beach” for a second time running.
The win also saw Lück topping the overall standing in the men’s division.
The difficulty of the last tournament was that every participant had to team up with different players in every match. It was therefore vital for everyone to adjust to their ever changing partners as quick as possible and try and get as many points as possible as only one set per game was played.

Lück went into the last tournament as the log leader and overwhelming favourite. Together with the two U21 national players Tin Hlupic and Gerad Fischer, second and third in the log respectively, they got a bye for the first elimination round.
The trio then got into action in the second elimination round and, as suspected, they surpassed their opposition to move into the final where they were joined by Michael de Koe, a player with more than 20 years experience.
The quartet put on a fantastic show for the fans, battling for every ball in the burning sand in Olympia. But at the end it was Lück who kept his cool, using his class and experience to win every match to seal the victory.
Hlupic came in second while Fischer had to settle for third place.

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