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).