Canada’s two teams at the Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 in Gstaad, Switzerland, ended their runs today in the quarterfinals.
Toronto’s Sophie Bukovec and Brandie Wilkerson faced Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy of Australia to be edged out in the tie-break set 1-2 (21-16, 10-21, 12-15).
Canadian Olympians Melissa Humana-Paredes (Toronto, ON) and Sarah Pavan (Kitchener, ON) faced Duda and Ana Patricia of Brazil. Brazil dominated to win 2-0 (21-11, 21-13).
The Brazilians recently won the Beach Volleyball World Championship final over Bukovec and Wilkerson (silver medalists).
The third Canadian entry, Megan and Nicole McNamara, finished 25th this week in Switzerland.