Canada’s Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes began the defence of their environment title with a dominant win on Working day 1 at the FIVB Seashore Volleyball World Championships in Rome, Italy on Friday.
Pavan and Humana-Paredes won their their first seashore volleyball tour title given that the 2019 Vienna Key last week, outlasting Bárbara Seixas and Carolina Solberg Salgado of Brazil in three sets at the Pro Tour Elite 16 party in Latvia.
Fellow Canadians Megan and Nicole McNamara won their opening match in Rome 21-11, 21-13 against Colombian duo Diana Rios and Margarita Guzman.
Enjoy | Canada’s Pavan and Humana-Paredes vs. Australia:
Canadian Olympian Brandie Wilkerson and new spouse Sophie Bukovec earned a victory about Switzerland’s Esmée Böbner and Zoé Vergé-Dépré (24-22, 21-17).
On the men’s side, Canada’s Sam Schachter and Dan Dearing lost in three sets (20-22, 21-18, 15-12) to Italy’s Daniele Lupo and Alex Ranghieri.
View | Canada’s Wilkerson and Bukovec vs. Switzerland:
3 women’s groups and one men’s team are symbolizing Canada in the major attract.
A full of 48 men’s and 48 women’s pairs symbolizing all five continental confederations will participate in a complete of 216 matches, with the gold-medal final scheduled for June 19.
Watch | Canada’s Megan and Nicole McNamara vs. Colombia:
Three Canadian teams will be in motion on Working day 2 as the pool stage proceeds. Wilkerson and Bukovec go up against Italy’s Valentina Cali and Margherita Tega on centre court at 10 a.m. ET. Megan and Nicole McNamara will choose on Paraguay’s Erika Bobadilla and Giuliana Poletti on Courtroom 3 at 11 a.m. ET.
Schachter and Dearing will face Poland’s Michal Bryl and Bartosz Losiak on Court docket 3 at 1 p.m. ET.
Coverage from all a few courts proceeds on Saturday at 3 a.m. ET on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Athletics application and CBC Gem.
Observe | Canada’s Schachter and Dearing vs. Italy: