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China beat Germany at Montreux Volley Masters

The Chinese national women's volleyball team bounced back from losing to Japan by defeating Germany 3-2 at the Montreux Volleyball Masters...

Players of China celebrate after winning the match between China and Germany at the Montreux Volleyball Masters women's tournament in Montreux, Switzerland, May 14, 2019. China won 3-2. [Photo/Xinhua]

GENEVA - The Chinese national women's volleyball team bounced back from losing to Japan by defeating Germany 3-2 at the Montreux Volleyball Masters 2019 on Tuesday.

China is drawn in Pool A with Japan, Germany and Poland. The Rio Olympic Champions suffered a 3-1 defeat to Japan in the opener on Monday despite spiker Li Yingying's game-high 25 points.

China dominated the first two sets 25-21 and 25-9 and it seemed the Rio Olympic champions would have an easy victory.

However, Germany demonstrated their resistance, trailing from 21-15 in the third set to pull one back with 26-24. The German girls quickly rode the momentum and took another set with 25-22.

China held off the pressure in the fifth set and took five points in a row after 10-9 to seal the victory with a thunderous spike from Duan Fang.

With five players scoring double digits, China's young squad showcased their offensive power while Germany's Louisa Lippmann pocketed a game-high 29 points.

Elsewhere, Thailand had their second win in the tournament beating Switzerland 3-1 and Poland stunned Japan 3-1.

China will take on Poland on Wednesday when Italy face Turkey and Japan clash with Germany.

Players of China celebrate after winning the match between China and Germany at the Montreux Volleyball Masters women's tournament in Montreux, Switzerland, May 14, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

An Jiajie, head coach of China gives instructions during the match between China and Germany at the Montreux Volleyball Masters women's tournament in Montreux, Switzerland, May 14, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Zheng Yixin of China competes during the match between China and Germany at the Montreux Volleyball Masters women's tournament in Montreux, Switzerland, May 14, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

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