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Duel of USA and Canada in Vienna’s Semifinals

VIENNA, Austria, August 4, 2017 – Lauren Fendick and April Ross of United States became the first semifinalists of the FIVB Women’s Beach Volleyball World Championship after their 2-0 (21-16, 21-10) victory over Canadians Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson on Friday.

In the semifinals, Fendick/Ross will meet Canadians Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan who defeated Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude of Germany 2-0 (21-15, 21-16).

Also on Friday, Brazilians Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes beat compatriots Carolina Salgado and Maria Antonelli 2-0 (21-17, 21-17) and next play against Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany who eliminated Summer Ross and Brooke Sweat of United States 2-0 (21-15, 21-14).