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
Canadian Women's Teams in Berlin
Men's Qualifier Round One
|Saxton-Redmann||def.||Yutvalin-Likholetov||2-1 (21-23, 21-14, 15-12)|
Men's Qualifier Round Two
|Saxton-Redmann||def.||Huber-Seidl||2-1 (21-17, 20-22, 15-13)|
Women's Qualifier Round One
|MacTavish-Rodrigue||def.||Bratuhhina N.-Bratuhhina P.||2-0 (21-17, 21-19)|
Women's Qualifier Round Two
|Vieira-Lili||def.||MacTavish-Rodrigue||2-1 (22-24, 21-13, 15-12)|
Main Draw results and live video streams after the jump.