Ross and Klineman move into semifinals

TOKYO, Japan, August 3, 2021 – Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman advanced to the semifinals of the women’s beach volleyball tournament of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by defeating Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Maggie Kozuch 2-0 (21-19, 21-19).

In their semifinal match, Ross/Klineman will play against Switzerland’s Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich who defeated Brazil’s Ana Paula/Rebeca 2-1 (21-19, 18-21, 15-12).

The two Canadian women’s teams of Sarah Pavan and Melisa Humana-Paredes and Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson lost their respective quarterfinals contests.

Pavan/Humana-Paredes lost to Australians Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy 2-1 (21-15, 19-21, 15-12) while Bansley/Wilkerson were victims of Latvia’s Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka 2-1 (21-13, 18-21, 15-11).