- Itapema, Brazil
- May 16-18, 2018
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.).
Evandro/Andre (Brazil) vs. Anders Berntsen Mol/Christian Sorum (Norway)
Vitor Felipe/Guto Carvalhaes (Brazil) vs. Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak (Poland)
Agatha Bednarczuk/Duda Lisboa (Brazil) vs. 11 Joana Heidrich/Anouk Verge-Depre (Switzerland)
Maria Antonelli/Carol Salgado (Brazil) vs. Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson (Canada)