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Humana-Paredes and Wilkerson of Canada advance to the quarterfinals

  • Melissa Humana-Paredes and Brandie Wilkerson progressed to the quarterfinals.
  • In the round of 16, the Toronto team defeated Esmee Bobner and Zoe Verge-Depre.
  • Next up for a spot in the women’s semifinals is Humana-Paredes and Wilkerson’s matchup against the fifth-ranked Australian pair.

After defeating Esmee Bobner and Zoe Verge-Depre of Switzerland, Melissa Humana-Paredes and Brandie Wilkerson of Canada progressed to the beach volleyball world championship quarterfinals.

On Friday, they will compete for a berth in the women’s semifinals against Australians Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar, who are rated sixth. They are the last surviving Canadians at the function.

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Brandie Wilkerson and Melissa Humana-Paredes of Canada have advanced to the beach volleyball world championship quarterfinals. In the round of 16 on Thursday, the Toronto team defeated Esmee Bobner and Zoe Verge-Depre of Switzerland 2-0 (21-14, 21-11).

Next up for a spot in the women‘s semifinals is Humana-Paredes and Wilkerson’s matchup against the fifth-ranked Australian pair of Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar on Friday.

Niina Ahtiainen and Taru Lahti-Liukkonen of Finland lost 2-0 (21-17, 21-17) on Wednesday in the round of 32, setting up the No. 4 rated combination in the world for Thursday’s encounter.

The unbeaten duo of Humana-Paredes and Wilkerson advanced to the playoff stages with ease after winning all three of their Pool D matches.

These are the only Canadians still present at the tournament after, on the men’s side, Richmond Hill, Ontario’s Sam Schachter and Toronto’s Dan Dearing were eliminated in the round of 32 on Wednesday, along with Kitchener, Ontario’s Sarah Pavan and Molly McBain.

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