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2015-10-01 10:00:00 CET

On the Ropes

If they can’t dig deep and pull out some wins, several teams are facing the possibility of an early exit from the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals. Only the top 3 teams from each pool will move on into the weekend.

Emily Day and Jen Kessy suffered back-to-back losses this week. They must elevate their game and capture a win today against Germans Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude at 11AM ET on Center Court if they want to have any chance of staying in these Finals.

The young women’s Dutch team of Madelein Meppelink and Marleen Van Iersel fell short yesterday in both of their matches, losing to both the Brazilians Talita/Larissa and Germany’s Laboureur/Sude in two very close matches. They have a shot to bounce back today versus Canadians Bansley and Pavan on the side court at 11AM ET.

Photocredit: Andreas LangreiterPhotocredit: Andreas Langreiter

Canadians Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas are 0-3 in these Finals and are on the edge of elimination unless a forfeit or withdrawal happens within their pool. Regardless, they will continue to battle today at 12PM ET versus another team with 2 losses this week in Elsa and Liliana of Spain.

Herrera & Gavira of Spain are playing today’s first match on Center Court versus the Italians Nicolai and Lupo. The Spaniards are win-less so far and are looking to stay competitive with a decisive win at 10AM ET.

And finally, Canada’s Schalk and Saxton are our final team still competing without a win this week. They face the Austrian team of Doppler/Horst today at 3PM ET.

Stay tuned on these matches all day to see who stays in the competition and who drops to the bottom of their pool.

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