FIVB: Berlin Grand Slam (Men and Women)

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Fresh off the Olympic Trials at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto, three teams have flown out directly to Berlin for this week's stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.  Christian Redmann and Ben Saxton are the only Canadian team on the men's side of the tournament while Liz Maloney and Heather Bansley as well as Kacie MacTavish and Julie Rodrigue are representing Canada for the women.

Redmann-Saxton and Bansley-Maloney are both coming off of tough losses in Toronto to the new members of the Canadian Olympic Team: Josh Binstock, Martin Reader, Marie-Andrée Lessard and Annie Martin.  Liz and Heather are the only Canadians with direct entry into the main draw this tournament, the others will be entered into the qualification round.

Canadian Men's Teams in Berlin

Canada Saxton-Redmann

Canadian Women's Teams in Berlin

Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue
Canada Bansley-Maloney

Qualifier Results

Men's Qualifier Round One

Canada Saxton-Redmann def. Russia Yutvalin-Likholetov 2-1 (21-23, 21-14, 15-12)

Men's Qualifier Round Two

Canada Saxton-Redmann def. Austria Huber-Seidl 2-1 (21-17, 20-22, 15-13)

Women's Qualifier Round One

Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue def. Estonia Bratuhhina N.-Bratuhhina P. 2-0 (21-17, 21-19)

Women's Qualifier Round Two

Brazil Vieira-Lili def. Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue 2-1 (22-24, 21-13, 15-12)

Main Draw results and live video streams after the jump.

Men's Main Draw Results

Pool Play (Pool P)

USA Fuerbringer-Lucena def. Canada Saxton-Redmann 2-1 (17-21, 21-17, 15-8)
Brazil Pedro-Marcio Araujo def. New Zealand Lochhead-Pitman 2-0 (21-15, 21-16)
USA Fuerbringer-Lucena def. New Zealand Lochhead-Pitman 2-1 (21-15, 16-21, 15-10)
Canada Saxton-Redmann def. Brazil Pedro-Marcio Araujo 2-1 (21-23, 21-18, 15-12)
Brazil Pedro-Marcio Araujo def. USA Fuerbringer-Lucena 2-0 (21-17, 21-18)
Canada Saxton-Redmann def. New Zealand Lochhead-Pitman 22-24, 21-16, 15-7

Women's Main Draw Results

Pool Play (Pool B)

Brazil Larissa-Juliana def. Netherlands Sinnema-Wesselink 2-0 (21-16, 21-13)
Russia Vasina-Vozakova def. Canada Bansley-Maloney 2-0 (21-9, 21-13)
Brazil Larissa-Juliana def. Canada Bansley-Maloney 2-1 (14-21, 21-18, 17-15)
Netherlands Sinnema-Wesselink def. Russia Vasina-Vozakova 2-1 (19-21, 23-21, 15-9)
Brazil Larissa-Juliana def. Russia Vasina-Vozakova 2-1 (21-17, 19-21, 15-10)
Netherlands Sinnema-Wesselink def. Canada Bansley-Maloney 2-1 (13-21, 21-14, 15-12)

Main Draw Round One

Netherlands Stiekema-Varenhorst def. Canada Saxton-Redmann 2-1 (25-23, 23-25, 15-12)

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