Norway’s Anders Mol and Christian Sørum reached the main round ©FIVB

Norway’s Norway’s Hendrik Nikolai Mol and Mathias Berntsen came through qualification at the latest International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach World Tour event as the Jinjiang Open began.

The Norwegians received a bye through the first round of men’s qualifying today but faced a second round tie against Germany’s Nils Ehlers and Lars Flüggen.

Mol and Berntsen claimed the first set 21-16 before their rivals forced a decided by edging the second 24-22.

The Norwegian pairing regained the momentum in the decider to clinch the final set 15-13 to book a place in the main round.

Brazil’s Alison Cerutti and Álvaro Morais Filho also advanced, the duo winning 29-27, 21-13 against Spain’s Alejandro Huerta and Cesar Menendez.

Women’s qualification also began today with Australia’s Nicole Laird and Becchara Palmer earning a 21-18, 18-21, 15-12 win against Austria’s Teresa and Nadine Strauss.

Competition at the four star FIVB Beach World Tour event is due to continue tomorrow.