Dominican Republic and Turkey go head-to-head for 6th time


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22, 2017 - The Dominican Republic meet Turkey in Bankgok Sunday in what is the sixth time the two sides coime head-to-head in a world competition. Turkey lead the series 4-1, with the Caribbean side having scored their only win at the 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix. Both are now out of contention for a ticket to the Final Six of this year's competition.

• Turkey have won four of their five encounters with Dominican Republic at world level.
• The Dominicans' only triumph over Turkey dates back to the 2014 World Grand Prix, when they won in five sets.
• Their most recent major encounter resulted in a straight sets victory for Turkey in the 2015 World Grand Prix.

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• Dominican Republic's straight sets defeat to Italy on Saturday brought their World Grand Prix balance in 2017 to four wins and four losses.
• Last year they won a team record seven matches in one single World Grand Prix campaign.
• Dominican Republic's straight sets loss to Italy was their 56th such a defeat in the World Grand Prix. They have won only nine matches by a 3-0 score line.
• Gina Mambru (10 points) was the only Dominican player to reach double numbers in scoring in their match against Italy.

• Turkey's 3-0 loss to Thailand on Saturday was their sixth World Grand Prix defeat in a row.
• Only once did Turkey set a longer losing streak in the competition: seven successive defeats in 2015.
• In total Turkey have now won one of their last 12 World Grand Prix matches, the 3-1 versus Belgium on 8 July.


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