Wits men digging deep against Quantum on Saturday afternoon's  opening matches for the Gauteng Volleyball Union League.

Wits men digging deep against Quantum on Saturday afternoon’s opening matches for the Gauteng Volleyball Union League.

Wits played host to the opening of the Gauteng Volleyball Union League this weekend but lost their first match against the Vaal University of Technology (VUT).

The activities started off at lunch with the Wits woman’s volleyball team taking on VUT. The girls showed good form and fought hard with Zinhle Kunene injuring her knee in the process. However this was all to no avail as the Wits side lost all sets giving VUT a 3-0 victory.

It seemed as though Wits could not shake their misfortune when the Wits men’s volleyball team faced off against Quantum Volleyball Club in the late afternoon. The Wits men also showed good form and appeared to be a good challenge when they were warming up earlier in the day. They struggled to break through Quantum’s formidable front row though and eventually lost their match, 3-0.

Kunene, vice-chairperson of the Wits Volleyball Team expects the club to grow in stature especially because they are looking to launch beach volleyball at the beginning of the second block. “We’re looking to launch beach volleyball as soon as we have fixed the court. We are already there we just need lighting, more sand and court lining.”