McNamara Twins move into Chetumal Quarterfinals
CHETUMAL, Mexico, October 26, 2018 – Revenge is set for the
quarterfinals of the Chetumal Open as Brazil’s Tainá Bigi/Victoria
Lopes and Canada’s Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara will clash for
the second time in just ten days in an elimination match on
Saturday at the Mexican coastal city.
Brazilians and Canadians faced each other last week in the
qualification tournament the World Tour event in Las Vegas and
Tainá and Victoria came out on top, preventing the 21-year-old
twins from making their first appearance in a four-star
As they both had topped their pools on Thursday, the Brazilians
and the Canadians played just one match on Friday on their way
to the quarterfinals, in the Round of 16. The 23-year-old Tainá
and the 19-year-old Victoria posted a 21-16, 21-16 victory over
the Netherlands’ Jolien Sinnema and Laura Bloem to advance to
their first quarterfinal appearance in a four-star event.
The Canadians, who played in their first quarterfinal in a
three-star tournament in Tokyo, back in July, also needed only
two sets (21-13, 21-18) to take down Japan’s Yukako Suzuki and
Kaho Sakaguchi at the center court.
Six other teams from five different countries also advanced to
the quarterfinals, which will have the following matchups on
Saturday: USA’s Caitlin Ledoux/Geena Urango vs Mexico’s Zaira
Orellana/Martha Revuelta, Brazil’s Maria Clara Salgado/Elize
Maia Secomandi vs USA’s Kerri Walsh Jennings/Brooke Sweat and
Canada’s Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson vs Russia’s Mariia
Semifinals are also scheduled for Saturday while the medal
matches will end the tournament at the Mexican town on Sunday.