World champions Poland scored a straight-set win over Tunisia in the first round of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup at the Hamamatsu Arena on Tuesday
Poland’s Rafal Buszek had a match-high 15 points, and Bartosz Kurek and Mateusz Mika added 13 and 10 points, respectively. Elyes Karamosli top scored for Tunisia after a great performance in the third set, while Marouen Garci finished with nine points.
Poland dominated Tunisia 25-17 and 25-15 in the first and second sets. In the opening set, the Polish trio of Kurek, Mika and Buszek scored a combined output of 16 markers, mostly coming from the attack and service lines. Garci of Tunisia, on the other hand, had a solo effort and had to go through a tough wall to earn some points for his team. Poland’s main hitters continued to exploit their opponents’ block in the second frame that made it difficult for the African side to make any comeback.
Tunisia came up with great plays in the third set that allowed them to gain edge in the third set 8-7 in the first technical timeout, but the European side led in the next technical break 16-14. Poland toughened up on their block that helped them pull away to take the match in straight sets 25-20.