Brazil Sets for Two Shots at Gold Medals at Itapema Open

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 20th, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

Itapema Four-Star

The medal matches are set for Sunday morning with Brazilian teams vying for both the gold and bronze on both the men’s and women’s sides.

No. 7 seed Agatha Bednarczuk/Duda Lisboa (Brazil) will take on No. 11 Joana Heidrich/Anouk Verge-Depre (Switzerland) for the women’s gold, while countrywomen No. 5 Maria Antonelli/Carol Salgado (Brazil) will face No. 9 seed Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson (Canada) for the bronze.

Heidrich/Verge-Depre earned their spot in the finals with three-set wins over No. 16 Karla Borger/Margareta Kozuch (Germany) in the quarterfinals and Bansley/Wilkerson in the semifinals. In the semis, the Swiss had to overcome a 21-15 set 1 loss, rallying for 21-15 and 15-13 wins.

Maria Antonelli/Carol edged past Krystina Kolocova/Michala Kvapilova after dropping the opening set 28-26. The pair then fell victim to countrywomen Agatha/Duda 21-17, 17-21, 15-8 in the semis.

On the men’s side, No. 1 Evandro/Andre (Brazil) will face No. 9 Anders Berntsen Mol/Christian Sorum (Norway) for the gold, while No. 6 Vitor Felipe/Guto Carvalhaes (Brazil) will meet No. 3 Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak (Poland) for the bronze.

Just one of the six men’s matches went the distance, with Vitor Felipe/Guto besting No. 2 Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen (Netherlands) 21-18, 18-21, 15-13.

Evandro/Andre made the final with wins over Sam Pedlow/Sam Schachter (Canada) and Kantor/Losiak, while Mol/Sorum earned the gold-medal shot by besting No. 19 seed Nico Beeler/Marco Krattiger (Switzerland) and Vitor Felipe/Guto.

The medal matches are slated to begin at 7 a.m. ET with the women’s bronze medal match followed by the men’s bronze (8 a.m.), women’s gold (9:15 a.m.) and men’s gold (10:30 a.m.).


Men’s Quarterfinals/Semifinals

Women’s Quarterfinals/Semifinals

Men’s Gold

Evandro/Andre (Brazil) vs. Anders Berntsen Mol/Christian Sorum (Norway)


Men’s Bronze

Vitor Felipe/Guto Carvalhaes (Brazil) vs. Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak (Poland)


Women’s Gold

Agatha Bednarczuk/Duda Lisboa (Brazil) vs. 11 Joana Heidrich/Anouk Verge-Depre (Switzerland) 


Women’s Bronze

Maria Antonelli/Carol Salgado (Brazil) vs. Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson (Canada)


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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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