Japan recovers from a set down to beat Chinese Taipei and sweep group stage of Asian U23 Volley meet
Sakamoto Nanaka and the Japanese team enter the next phase unbeaten. Freddie Dionisio

JAPAN recovered from a slow start to defeat Chinese Taipei, 24-26, 26-24, 25-23, 25-10, on Saturday in Pool C action of the 2015 Asian Under-23 Women’s Volleyball Championship at the Philsports Arena.

[See Philippine Under-23 team overcomes late drama to beat Kazakhstan, reach quarters]

With the Philippine team coaching staff led by Roger Gorayeb on the sidelines to scout their quarterfinal rival, Japan downed Chinese Taipei in four to register a sweep of Pool C action.

Japan and Chinese Taipei will face the Philippines in the second round of the tournament to form Group E, where Gorayeb expects a tough matches.

[See Pinays face tough task against powerhouse Japan, Chinese-Taipei in second phase of Asian U23 meet]

Follow the writer on Twitter: @reubensports