2017 FIVB WORLD BEACH TOUR – XIAMEN
The Round of 32 for the women in Xiamen have been completed, with a few shocking results to follow.
Among the first upset in the women’s draw is Canada’s Julie Gordon and Camille Saxton falling in straight sets to Germany’s Victoria Bieneck and Isabel Schneider 2-0, (21-17, 21-17). The Canadian have taken home two gold medals this season, with both coming in Australia – first in Shepparton and second in Sydney.
It was a tough day on the American side of things, with only one of the three teams in the Round of 32 advancing forward in the competition. Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar took down Germany’s Sandra Ittlinger and Teresa Mersmann in two while Kimberly Dicello and Emily Stockman fell in straight sets to Brazil’s Josi Alves and Lili Maestrini. Caitlin Ledoux and Kendra Vanzwieten were ousted by Germany’s Nadja Gienzke and Julia Grobner in a tough three set match 2-1, (21-16, 11-21, 15-13).
It was another strong showing for the Brazilian duo of Barbara Seixas and Fernanda Alves as they defeated China’s Xinyi Xia and Yuanyuan Wang in straight sets.
No Chinese pairs advance to the Round of 16 on their home turf.
The Round of 16 will begin late tonight, around 10 PM CST.
Round of 32 results: