Larissa/Talita Set to Battle Pavan/Humana-Paredes in Olsztyn Finals

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 22nd, 2017 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

2017 FIVB World Tour – Olsztyn

Brazil’s Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes are through to the championship match after a pair of straight set wins on Saturday in the quarterfinals and semifinals. Larissa/Talita defeated Germany’s Chantel Laboureur and Julia Sude in the quarters and took down countrywomen. Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda “Duda” Lisboa in the semis.

Agatha/Duda earned their spot in the semis with a win over Czech Republic’s Kristyna Kolocova and Michala Kvapilova.

Canada’s Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes will battle Larissa/Talita in the final after winning a pair of three-set matches. Pavan/Humana-Paredes edged Swiss duo Joana Heidrich and Anouk Verge-Depre 21-15, 26-28, 15-10 in the quarters and snuck past Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and Nicole Branagh 21-13, 19-21, 16-14 in the semis.

Walsh Jennings/Branagh moved into the podium matches by topping fellow Americans Summer Ross and Brooke Sweat.

Larissa/Talita are aiming for their fourth FIVB title, following gold medals at last week’s Long Beach President’s Cup, Moscow Three Star, and Fort Lauderdale Five Star.

Walsh Jennings/Branagh will meet Agatha/Duda, looking for their first podium finish in just their fourth FIVB tournament since joining forces.



Larissa/Talita (Brazil) def. Laboureur/Sude (Germany) 21-16, 21-18

Agatha/Duda (Brazil) def. Kolocova/Kvapilova (Czech Republic) 21-16, 21-19

Pavan/Humana-Peredes (Canada) def. Heidrich/Verge-Depre 21-15, 26-28, 15-10

Walsh Jennings/Branagh (USA) def. Summer/Sweat 21-15, 21-18



Larissa/Talita def. Agatha/Duda 21-19, 24-22

Pavan/Humana-Paredes def. Walsh Jennings/Branagh 21-13, 19-21, 16-14

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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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