Canadians Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson bested countrywomen Sarah Pavan/Melissa Humana-Paredes in tiebreak in the first ever all-Canadian title match on the FIVB World Tour on Sunday.
After four days of competition, the Las Vegas Open medal race is down to four teams as two Canadian pairs will meet in the final and two Brazilian sides will vie for third place on Sunday.
The first two women’s quarterfinalists earned their spots, while the remaining six matches of Round 2 are slated to begin at noon ET Saturday. Americans Betsi Flint/Emily Day defeated two other Team USA pairs en route to the Final 8, while Brazilians Ana Patricia/Rebecca earned their spot with the Pool H title and a win over Japan.
Women’s pool play continues on Friday with all 32 teams in action. First up, beginning at noon ET are the pool title matches, including three American pairs. Mens action begins at 2:30 p.m. ET.
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Second-seeded Americans Alix Klineman/April Ross topped the podium at the Yangzhou Four Star on Sunday, while Sara Hughes/Summer Ross brought home the bronze.
Americans Alix Klineman/April Ross will go for their first FIVB title as a pairing since winning the Hague Four Star in January against Brazil’s Ana Patricia/Rebecca on Saturday night. Americans Sara Hughes/Summer Ross will be playing for bronze.
Americans Alix Klineman/April Ross and Brazil’s Ana Patricia Silva Ramos/Rebecca Cavalacanti Barbosa Silva made their way to the Yangzhou Four Star title match with three wins apiece on Saturday.
Five American women’s teams are among the final 16 at the Yangzou Four Star. The marquee matchup of Saturday’s Round 2 with pit former partners Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross against each other with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line.
Men’s teams from seven countries, including two Russians, and women’s teams from five countries, including three Brazilians and two Americans, are through to the Yangzhou Main Draw after Wednesday’s qualifying.