Social Media Review: Sydney all set for stunning finale

Sydney, Australia, March 18, 2017 - Teams in Manly Beach weathered the challenge of tough competition and the elements as the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Sydney completed the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Japan’s Sayaka Mizoe/Suzuka Hashimoto were first to play on Saturday with a 2-1 (13-21, 21-15, 15-7) victory against Austria’s Nadine and Teresa Strauss.

Later, the Japanese pair succumbed in the tie-break (16-21, 21-17, 18-16) during the quarterfinals against Germany’s Kim Behrens and Anni Schumacher.

USA’s Kimberly Dicello/Emily Stockman progressed to the quarterfinals by beating Australia’s Katie Bartoli/Christine Jenkins (21-11, 21-14).

Canadian duo Julie Gordon and Camille Saxton later defeated Americans Dicello/Stockman in straight sets (21-16, 23-21) to make it to the Final Four.

Sunday’s action will see two first-time matchups in the semifinals,

to be streamed live on the FIVB YouTube Channel.

All hopes are pinned on better weather, but everyone will be ready, at any rate.


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