Swiss advance with 2-0 win over Americans

Hamburg, Germany, August 25, 2017 - Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré of Switzerland advanced to the quarter-finals of the US$800,000 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals with a two-set win over Americans Lauren Fendrick and April Ross here Friday morning on a side court at Rothenbaum Stadium.

Seeded ninth in the 12-team FIVB World Tour event, Heidrich and Vergé-Dépré scored a 2-0 (21-16, 21-13) elimination win in 34 minutes over the fifth-seeded Fendrick and Ross.  It was the first international Beach Volleyball meeting between the two teams.

While Fendrick and Ross place ninth and share $15,000 in earnings at the third annual event, Heidrich and Vergé-Dépré will play 10th-seeded Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany at 2 p.m. Friday on the Rothenbaum center court with the winners of that match advancing to the evening's women's semi-finals.


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