Pavan and Humana-Paredes start off with two wins

CAGLIARI, Italy, October 6, 2021 – The world champions and the Olympic champions had opposite results during the first day of action at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals in Cagliari, Italy.

While world champions Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes of Canada got off to splendid start by winning their two matches in straight sets, Olympic gold medalists April Ross and Alix Klinemann of the United States lost three-round battles on Wednesday.

In Pool B, Pavan and Humana-Paredes defeated Sanne Keizer and Madelein Meppelink of Netherlands 2-0 (21-17, 25-23) and Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuc and Eduarda Santos Lisboa 2-0 (21-18, 22-20).

In Pool A, Ross and Klinemann first lost 2-1 (22-24, 21-19, 15-10) against Russians Nadezda Makroguzova and Svetlanana Kholomina and returned to fall against Germans Julia Sude and Karla Borger 2-1 (22-20, 13-21, 15-8).