Hong Kong, China, July 17, 2015 – USA defeated Thailand 3-1 (25-21, 25-18, 23-25, 25-16) at Hong Kong Stadium on Friday evening.
Thailand coach Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai: Congratulations to USA team. They did very well. Thank you to all the players and team staff. We appreciate the chance to play against the best team in the world. I think we did a good job and learned a lot.
Thailand captain Wilavan Apinyapong: Congratulations to USA team. They played very good. We are happy to play against the best team in the world. We tried very hard to gain any points from USA. We will try harder to play in the next game.
USA coach Karch Kiraly: We are always impressed to play against Thailand as they work very hard to gain every point. They do not have the tallest or the strongest players but they have a lot to be proud of and have a lot to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed playing with them. We wish them success in the rest of the games.
USA captain Christa Harmotto Dietzen: Thailand is a team that plays very hard. They gave us serving pressure and forced us to play defense and be disciplined with our blocks.