Canada’s Sophie Bukovec and Brandi Wilkerson will tackle Betsy Flint and Kelly Cheng of the US on Sunday morning to accept first place in Pool E of the ladies’s seaside volleyball event on the World Championships in Rome.
Bukovec and Wilkerson beat Italy’s Margherita Tega and Valentina Cali 21-12, 22-20 on Saturday morning to start out the occasion with a 2-0 document to win a fourth set.
Earlier, Flint and Cheng improved 2-0 with straight units wins over Switzerland’s Esmi Bobner and Anouk Verge-Depre. Sunday’s match is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
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Canada’s Megan and Nicole McNamara additionally took a 2-0 lead over Paraguay’s Erica Bobadilla and Giuliana Poletti 21-17, 24-22. Toronto’s Sam Schachter and Daniel Dearing dropped their second straight match in Italy, with Poland’s Michael Bryl and Bartosz Losiak successful 25–23, 21–19.
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In the meantime, Bukowec and Wilkerson had been by no means separated by greater than two factors in Saturday’s contest.
The Canadians seemed to be taking management when Wilkerson’s cross-court hit prolonged their result in 19–17, however the Italians nonetheless drew when Wilkerson labored the online and the Canadian was charged with a internet foul after a evaluation. imposed on.
In a 20–20 draw, the Toronto pair took their opponent off a Wilkerson hit and scored some extent when Italy misfired on the return, sending the ball into the online.
first yr tandem
Bukovec and Wilkerson scored in bunches within the first set, scoring three-point runs and 4-0 attracts on two events every.
Wilkerson prolonged Canada’s lead at 17–9 by a block to eight, and the benefit after his serve later elevated to 9 factors, which took over the online, making 19–10 on the best way to 9. One level for Okay Cushion – level win.
Bukovec, 26, and Wilkerson, 29, grew to become on-court companions after splitting from Heather Bansley in February.
Wilkerson and Bansley as soon as held the world No. 1 rankings and completed fifth on the Olympic event in Tokyo final summer time.
Bukovec is a former world junior and faculty champion who gained the FIVB U21 title in 2014 with accomplice Tia Mirik.
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A complete of 48 males’s and 48 ladies’s pairs representing all 5 continental federations will play a complete of 216 matches, with the gold medal ultimate to be held on 19 June.
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