5 November 2009 – Phuket Thailand Open powered by PTT as Karon Beach hosts the last event on the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Beach Volleyball calendar.
Two Thai qualifying teams fell in qualifying rounds scheduled to determine the final eight spots yesterday.
First match, Orradee Phupanee – Aunchalee Yunsuwan 21-11 and 21-13 lose to Brittany Hochevar – Jenny Kropp of the United States.
While the other Thai pair Kijja Khantharak and Ariya Laoseangsa played after, beat the taller and powerful Kazakhstan pair of Pilipenko Oxana and Bogatu Lyubov in straight sets 21-7 and 21-8 and move to the next round.
In the afternoon, playing their second match of the day, Kijja Khantharak and Ariya Laoseangsa meet a team from Netherlands. Danielle Remmers and Sophie van Gestel wins over Thai girls with score 21-9 and 21-8.