Pavan-Humana and April-Alix secure spots in Last 16

TOKYO, Japan, July 27, 2021 – Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melisa Humana-Paredes and Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman are leading their respective pools with 2-0 records securing spots in the last of 16 round of the women’s beach volleyball tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

In Pool A, Pavan-Humana Paredes first defeated Netherlands’ Katja Stam and Raisa Schoon 2-0 (21-16, 21-14) and then won 2-0 (21-17, 21-14) over Germany’s Karla Borger and Julia Sude.

Meanwhile, in Pool B April-Alix claimed a 2-0 (21-17, 21-19) victory against China’s Chen Sue and Xinxin Wang and came back to win 2-0 (21-13, 21-16) against Spain’s Liliana Fernández and Elsa Baquerizo.

In Pool C, Canada’s Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson are now 1-1. They started losing to Sue and Wang 2-1 (18-21, 21-15, 15-11) and then won 2-0 (22-20, 21-12) against Argentina’s Ana Gallay and Fernanda Pereyra.

In Pool D, Americans Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil are sitting at 1-0 following their 2-1 (21-13, 16-21, 15-11) victory against Latvia’s Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka.

In Pool C, Cuba’s Lidy Echeverría and Leila Martínez are at 0-1 after losing their opening match against Australia’s Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy 2-0 (21-15, 21-14).