Pavan/Humana and Fendick/Ross finish pool play at 3-0
VIENNA, Austria, July 31, 2017 – Canada’s Sarah Pavan and
Melissa Humana’Paredes and Laura Fendick and April Ross of
United States won their respective pools in the preliminary
phase of the FIVB Women’s Beach Volleyball World Championship
with 3-0 win-loss records.
Pavan/Humana-Paredes won their three matches without ceding a
single set. They started with a 21-13, 23-21 victory over
Flier/van Iersel of Netherlands, continued with a 21-16, 21-13
job against Italians Menegatti/Perry and concluded with a 21-16,
21-13 win against Chinese Yue/Wang.
Fendick/Ross won over Austria’s Laird/Ngauamo 21-11, 21-18 and
China’s Xue/Wang 21-17, 20-22, 15-9 before trouncing Australians
Bawden/Clancy 21-16, 21-13.
Sarah Hughes/Kim Claes, Emily Day/Nicole Branagh and Summer
Ross/Brooke Sweat of United States advanced to the main draw
with a 2-1 record as also did Canadians Heather Bansley and
Brandie Wilkerson and Julie Gordon and Camille Saxton.
Costa Rica’s Karen Cope and Natalia Alfaro lost their three
matches in pool play while Cubans Leila Martinez and Lidy
Echeverría finished with 1-2.