Brazilian duos advance to South American semi-finals in Uberlândia

Bruno Schmidt in a South American match in Uberlândia (Photo: Eliezer Esportes/Praia Clube)

Brazil continues to dominate the final stage of the South American Beach Volleyball Circuit, which is being played this week in Uberlândia. André/George, Bruno Schmidt/Saymon, Duda/Ana Patrícia and Elize Maia and Thâmela are classified for the semifinals that take place on Saturday (14).

This Friday (13) the last games of the group stage were held, in addition to the round of 16 and quarter-finals. Bruno Schmidt/Saymon started the day playing in the round of 16 after finishing second in the first round. The Brazilians beat Gonzalo/Giuliano from Paraguay 2-0 (21-19 and 21-14). In the quarterfinals, Bruno and Saymon beat brothers Nicolas and Tomás Capogrosso, from Argentina, 2-0 (21-19 and 25-23).

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André/George started the day straight in the quarterfinals. The Brazilians won the game against Aravaena/Droguett of Chile by 2 to 1 (21-19, 21-23 and 15-13).

In the semifinals, André/George face Hannibal/Cairus from Uruguay. On the other side of the bracket, Bruno Schmidt/Saymon face off against Marco/Esteban Grimalt from Chile


In the women’s competition, Elize Maia/Thâmela started the day with a 2-0 victory (21-10 and 21-13) over Uruguay’s Bianchi/Putscher in the round of 16. In the next game, the Brazilians beat Chile’s Fran Rivas/Chris by 2-1 (18-21, 21-16 and 21-19), with a tiebreak equal to a normal set. Elize Maia/Thâmela play against Gallay/Pereyra from Argentina in the South American semifinal.


Duda and Ana Patrícia closed the day of competitions with a triumph over Colombia’s Diana/Beltran. The Brazilians qualified for the semifinals after winning the game 2-0 (21-6 and 21-12). Duda/Ana Patrícia play against Michelle/Erika from Paraguay looking for me to get a spot in the final.

The competition ends this Saturday (14th) with the semifinals and finals in both suits. The last day of the Uberlândia stage of the South American Beach Volleyball Circuit will be broadcast by SporTV.


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