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Canada defeats world number one in Doha

March 08, 2024: It was a history-making International Women’s Day for a Canadian beach team today!

Fourth-seeded Canadians Melissa Humana-Paredes & Brandie Wilkerson defeated number-one ranked Eduarda Santos Lisboa (Duda) & Ana Patricia Ramos of Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 event in Doha.

Canada took the match in two tight sets 2-0 (21-19, 21-19); beating this top team for the first time.

Canada came out of the pool phase with 2 wins and a loss. They then defeated another Brazilian team (Agatha/ Rebecca) in the playoffs earlier today 2-1.

In Saturday’s semis, Melissa/Brandie face Anastasija Samoilova & Tina Graudina of Latvia, the team they lost to in the preliminaries.

This is Canada’s only entry in the event’s main draw.

Hughes/Cheng of USA will take on Carol/Barbara of Brazil in the other women’s semifinal on Saturday.

Full schedule and results: https://en.volleyballworld.com/beachvolleyball/competitions/beach-pro-tour/2024/elite16/doha-qat/

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