ZHOUSHAN, China, May 30 (Xinhua) -- China whitewashed the Netherlands 3-0 here on Monday to secure the title of the 2011 China international women's volleyball tournament with three straight wins without dropping one set.
Fan Linlin scored 15 points to lead the Chinese women to the 25-19, 25-7 and 25-21 victory in 69 minutes.
"We had a good tournament, but we should be aware of the fact that the other teams were not in top shape. I think we still have a lot to improve," said Chinese captain Wei Qiuyue, who was replaced by newcomer setter Wang Na.
Making her international debut at the age of 21, Wang appeared to be a bit nervous as the Chinese fell behind 8-5 at the first technical time-out, but she was quick enough to cool off and started to feed the spikers and the hosts gradually leveled it at 12-all before staging a 6-0 run to make it 21-15 and never looked back.
"We changed our starting line-up in order to give more young players opportunities to play, I think it's good learning experience for them," said China head coach Yu Juemin.
Middle blocker Yang Junjing had six kills, three stuffs and two aces to contribute 11 points for the Chinese, who outblocked the Netherlands 10-3.
"Obviously we had difficulties in reception and we made too many unforced errors," said the Netherlands head coach Avital Selinger.
With the absence of star spiker Manon Flier and a few other key players, Looneke Sloetjes led the Dutch women with 10 points with Judith Pietersen adding eight.
Having lost three matches in a row, the Netherlands were to finish at the bottom of the four-team round robin tournament with Cuba (1-1) and Dominican Republic (1-1) to vie for the second place Monday evening.