Brazil’s Carolina Solberg Salgado/Maria Antonelli proved too much for Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes of the United States, as they rallied for a comeback win on their final day of pool play.
Canadian’s Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes top China’s Fan Wang/Yuan Yue to finish 3-0 in Pool G, advancing to the Round of 32 that will begin on August 2.
Despite a decent effort, Australia’s Louise Bawden/Taliqua Clancy fall to American’s April Ross/Lauren Fendrick in straight sets 2-0, (21-16, 21-13).
Brazilian duo George Wanderley and Vitor Felipe took gold on Praia da Baia beach, downing Qatari pair Julio Junior and Ahmed Tijan 21-12, 21-13 for their first World Tour medal.
After a strenuous first set win, followed by a second set loss, Brazil #3 seeded Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa took defeated Canada’s Julie Gordon/Camille Saxton in three.
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There was just one upset on Day 3 of the FIVB Beach Worlds as Dutch team Manon Nummerdor-Flier and Marleen van Iersel took down No. 18 seed Fan Wang and Yuan Yue of China in three sets.
After making the switch to beach volleyball at 32-years-old, Manon Nummerdor-Flier and partner Marleen Van Iersel of the Netherlands finally made a breakthrough this season by upsetting Chinese pair, Fan Wang/Yuan Yue in three.
A day after American’s Nicole Branagh and Emily Day win their first match as a pair, they were taken down by top-seeded Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes of Brazil.
Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs (above) and his partner Janis Smedins are the highest seeds to book their spot so far.