2016-09-17 19:24:00 CET
Canadians bite the dust as Poles prove their point
While dreams are being made in the women’s half of the Swatch World Tour Finals in Toronto, it was the end of the road for Canada’s Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter on Saturday.
Despite the backing of their fans on Center Court this week the Olympic duo could not turn that support into a positive result and walked away from Polson Pier without a victory from three games.
The duo did, however, give their fans something to shout about in their pulsating elimination match against Polish pair Fijalek/Prudel, winning the second set to force a decider. But in the end the Poles were too strong and it was they who advanced to a quarterfinal against reigning Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals champions Alison/Bruno.
In the match on Court 2, Americans Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser plotted their route through to the quarterfinals with a straight sets win over Mexicans Virgen/Ontiveros. Last year’s Fort Lauderdale silver medalists now go head-to-head with fellow Americans Hyden/Bourne for a place in the semifinals!
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