- At the Beach Volleyball World Cup in Mexico, all three Swiss duos qualified for the 16th final. Its opponents are not yet known.
- At the end of the group stage there are a lot of victories.
- Tanja Huberle/Nina Brunner and Anouk Verge-Depree/Joanna Mader won their preliminary group, while Esme Buebner/Zoe Verge-Depree finished second.
Hüberli/Brunner were already qualified for the knockout stage before their final preliminary round match. The European champions won the tough battle for the group win against Latvia’s Tina Graudina/Anastasia Samoilova with times of 21:19, 23:25 and 16:14.
In the second set, Huberli/Brunner ran after trailing for a long time and then left three match points unused. In the deciding set, the Swiss trailed by 10:13 before winning 6 of the last 7 points.
A clear victory for Fergie-Debry/Mader
The third group match between Anouk Fergie Debre and Joanna Mader against Mexicans Atenas Gutierrez/April Flores was a one-sided match. With 21:6, 21:15, the Swiss scored twice as many points as their opponent who played incorrectly.
With 6-0 sets, the No. 13 seed Swiss women clearly dominated their group.
A prestige victory for Bobner/Fergie-Deprey
Anouk’s sister, Zoe Fergie Deprey, also celebrated the success alongside Esme Pobner. The two defeated the previously unbeaten Dutch team of Katja Stam/Raissa Schön with times of 21:19 and 21:19.
Since the Dutch have a slightly better points percentage in all three group matches, the two Swiss teams are in second place in the table.
And this is how it continues
28 places have now been reserved in the knockout stage: the top two teams from the twelve groups as well as the four best third-placed teams advance directly to the round of 16 finals. Remaining 8 Group 3. Play in a “Lucky Loser” round for the remaining 4 places. The knockout stage begins on Wednesday (local time).
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