Canada to play in women’s quarterfinals of Beach Worlds

HAMBURG, Germany, July 04, 2019 - Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan defeated Sanne Keizer and Madelein Meppelink of the Netherlands 2-1 (21-18, 18-21,15-9) today to advance to the quarterfinals of the FIVB Beach World Championships in Hamburg, Germany.

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In the quarterfinals, Canada (seeded ninth in the tournament; sixth in the world ranking) will face 24-seeded Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth of Italy.

"It feels great coming off of that win," Humana-Paredes said. "We are just taking every game one at a time. It's the quarterfinals now, so that's our next focus. After that performance, if we can maintain that level throughout the next few games, we're going to have a good shot."

Canada's Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson (ranked fourth in the world ranking) were eliminated yesterday by Mariafe Artacho/Taliqua Clancy of Australia; while both men's teams had their final matches today.

Sam Pedlow & Sam Schachter lost to Alison/Álvaro Filho of Brazil 2-0; and Ben Saxton & Grant O'Gorman lost 2-1 to Seidl/Waller of Austria.

In their first Worlds, Megan and Nicole McNamara were eliminated in the "lucky loser" phase by a German team. They finish 33rd.


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