Sun, 13 Jun 2004

Flame, Elektrik win Proliga crowns

JAKARTA: The Surabaya Flame and Jakarta Elektrik emerged as the champions in the men's and women's division respectively at the Proliga 2004 volleyball championships here after winning their final matches on Saturday.

The Flame made amends for their 2003 finals defeat by overcoming Bandung Telkomsel 25-20, 25-21, 25-13 at the Bung Karno Sports Complex. The Surabaya-based team was beaten by Bandung Tectona in the the final last year.

Newcomers on the women's side, Jakarta Elektrik, cruised to the championship with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-16 win over cross-town rival Jakarta Monas.

In the third-place men's playoff, Yogya Gunadarma defeated Jakarta Monas 20-25, 25-21, 25-17, 30-28 and 2003 women's champion Bandung Art Deco prevailed over Jakarta Phinisi 21-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-22, 15-3. --JP