Main draw action begins today over in Klagenfurt, Austria in this week's stop of the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. This being a dual gender event, the women will enter main draw action first, with the men to follow tomorrow. On the Canadian side of things, two Canadian women's teams have made it through qualification and into the pool play of this grand slam main draw. Kacie MacTavish and Julie Rodrigue defeated Annie Martin and Marie Andre Lessard to enter the main draw while Heather Bansley and Elizabeth Maloney defeated the Mexican team of Candelas and Garcia. Matches, pools, scores and live streams below.
Canadian Women in Pool Play
Pool play matches, results and live streams after the jump.
Women's Pool B
Women's Pool B Results
|Xue-Zhang Xi||vs.||MacTavish-Rodrigue||2-0 (21-16, 21-19)|
|Klapalova-Hajeckova||vs.||MacTavish-Rodrigue||2-1 (20-22, 21-14, 15-12)|
|Kuhn-Zumkehr||vs.||MacTavish-Rodrigue||2-0 (21-19, 21-18)|
Women's Pool H
Women's Pool H Results
|Hansel-Montagnolli||vs.||Bansley-Maloney||2-0 (21-16, 21-14)|
|Keizer-Van Iersel||vs.||Bansley-Maloney||2-0 (21-12, 21-11)|
|Bansley-Maloney||vs.||Lili-Vieira||2-1 (19-21, 21-19, 15-5)|
Live Streaming Video
- Fromsport.com Live Stream
- Beachvolleyball.at Live Streams
- BWin Live Stream (Registration Required)
- Bet at Home Live Stream (Registration Required)
- Bet365 Live Stream (Registration Required)
After the first day of main draw pool play action, neither Canadian women's team has gotten a win. Hopefully this will change with tomorrow's final pool play match. On the men's side of the tournament, Christian Redmann and Ben Saxton were eliminated in the last round of qualification before the main draw. This, along with Josh and Rich's elimination in the first round means that neither Canadian men's team will be joining the women in the main draw.