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Meppelink and Van Gestel start with defeat to world CHAMPIONSHIPS beach volleyball

Meppelink and Van Gestel start with defeat to world CHAMPIONSHIPS beach volleyball

Photo: The Dutch Volleybal

Madeleine Meppelink and Sophie van Gestel are the world CHAMPIONSHIPS of beach volleyball in Vienna started with a defeat.

The Dutch duo lost Saturday, the Canadian pair of Julie Gordon and Camille Saxton: 19-21, 17-21.

Meppelink and Van Gestel play Sunday, the two team contest in the Austrian capital. The Kenyan beachvolleybalsters Gaudencia Makokha and Naomie Too then, are the opponents.

Friday was also the first team contest of Manon Flier and Marleen van Iersel already lost. The seventh placed Canadian players Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes were the Dutch couple in two sets of the boss.

In the men there was Friday, however, success for Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen. Christiaan Varenhorst and Maarten van Garderen could not stunt in Vienna.

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