Two American Pairs, Two Brazilians Advance to Olsztyn Quarters

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 21st, 2017 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

2017 FIVB World Tour – Olsztyn

The quarterfinals of the Olsztyn Four-Star Open are set after Day 2 of the main draw of the tournament in Poland. Six countries will be represented the matches, including two teams each from Brazil and the United States.

Brazil’s Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes will face Germany’s Chantel Laboureur and Julia Sude in the first match. The Brazilians moved on with a three-set win over Germany’s Karla Borger and Margareta Kozuch (21-7, 16-21, 15-12), while Laboureur/Sude posted a 23-21, 21-16 win over Czech foes Barbora Hermannova and Marketa Slukova.

The Czech Republic’s Kristyna Kolocova and Michala Kvapilova earned a meeting with Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda “Duda” Lisboa. Kocova/Kvapilova moved past Russia’s Ekaterina Birlova and Nedezda Makroguzova in three sets, 21-16, 17-21, 15-4, while Agatha/Duda topped Poland’s Kinga Kolosinska and Jagoda Gruszczynska 21-19, 21-19.

The third quarterfinal will feature Canada’s Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes and Swiss Joana Heidrich and Anouk Verge-Depre. The Canadians made quick work of Americans April Ross and Lauren Fendrick (21-8, 21-15), while the Swiss team edged past Brazil’s Barbara Seixas de Freitas and Fernanda Alves 22-20, 16-21, 15-13.

The fourth quarterfinal will be an all American affair as Summer Ross and Brooke Sweat face off with Kerri Walsh Jennings and Nicole Branagh. Summer/Sweat rallied after dropping the first set 21-14 to win 21-19 and 17-15 over Australia’s Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy. Walsh Jennings/Branagh also overcame a first set loss, topping Canada’s Brandie Wilkerson and Heather Bansley 18-21, 21-13, 15-6.


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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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