FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals: Women’s Day 1


  • September 14th-18th
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Schedule
  • Tournament Central
  • Live Stream
  • VolleyMob Bracket Breakdown

Larissa Maestrini and Talita Antunes (Brazil) Beat Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas (Canada)

  • Brazil beat Canada 2-0 (21-11, 21-18)
  • Pool C

After a quick 33 minute match on Wednesday, the Brazilian pair has beaten Broder and Valijas in seven straight pairings.

The first set started off a back and forth battle until Antunes rattled off three kills on the Canadian to take a 13-8 lead. From there the Brazilians attack was too much for the Canadians to handle, taking the set 21-11.

The Brazilian pair started the second set strong taking an early 7-2 lead. The Canadian’s tried making a comeback but couldn’t get anything going, dropping the set 21-18.

Nadine Zumkehr and Joana Heidrich (Switzerland) Sweep Ana Gallay and Georgina Klug (Argentina)

  • Switzerland defeats Argentina 2-0 (21-15, 21-11)
  • Pool B

The Switzerland team dominated the Argentinians in a fast 25 minute match.

The first set was close to start with a battle at 6-6, but the Switzerland pair pushed forward rattling off point after point on Argentina to end the set 21-15.

Heidrich took charge in the second set after the Argentinian’s kept it close in the beginning at 7-6. Heidrich put up three monster blocks and three kills to put the team ahead 14-7. From there it was all Switzerland, taking the set 21-11.

Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson (Canada) Dominate Marta Menegatti and Laura Giombini (Italy)

  • Canada beat Italy 2-0 (21-14, 21-12)
  • Pool D

Coming off a big win last night, the Canadian pair won their first ever international Beach Volleyball event together.

The Canadians didn’t waste anytime the first set, jumping to a quick 10-4 lead over the Italians. Italy couldn’t keep up and dropped the set 21-14.

The Italians didn’t give up easily, making the beginning of the second set a challenge with a 10-10 score. Canada finished the match off on an 11-2 run, ending the second set 21-12.

This match provided more confidence for the newly-formed Canadian duo of Bansley and Wilkerson after winning the special Canadian play-in match on Tuesday.

Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre (Switzerland) Take Down Taliqua Clancy and Louise Bawden (Australia)

  • Switzerland defeated Australia 2-0 (21-17, 21-13)
  • Pool A

The Switzerland pair wins in 29 minutes over the Australian pair, holding a 4-3 lead in overall matches won in meets between the two team in the FIVB World Tour series.

The first set was a close battle at 17-17, until Switzerland took charge and finished off the set on a 4-0 run.

The second set was close early at 9-8, but Switzerland ended the set on an 11-5 run, taking the set and match 21-13.

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