Germany men's team, plus the women, have reached the European Sitting Volleyball Championships semi-finals ©Getty Images

Defending champions Russia made no mistake in either the men's or women's quarter-finals at the European Sitting Volleyball Championships.

The Russian women brushed aside Poland in straight sets at the Antalya Sports Hall in Kemer in Turkey, although were pushed hard in the first, which they won 25-23.

Russia's deeper squad told as they game wore on and they won the next two sets 25-13, 25-2 to advance.

Slovenia, who beat Ukraine 25-16, 23-15, 25-21, 25-15, await in the final four.

Italy and Germany, who respectively defeated Finland and Hungary in straight sets, will face off in the other semi-final.

In the men's tournament, all four quarter-finals were decided in three sets.

Russia beat Serbia, Ukraine saw off Poland, Germany defeated Croatia and Paralympic bronze medallists Bosnia and Herzegovina advanced at the expense of the Dutch.

Ukraine will play Russia - whose name, flag and anthem were banned from the Paralympics, although a Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) side finished runners-up - in the semi-finals.

Germany face Bosnia and Herzegovina.

All semi-finals are due to be played tomorrow.