Canadian beach volleyball team takes silver at Doha event

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DOHA, Qatar — Canada's Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes lost 2-0 (22-20, 21-18) to Americans April Ross and Alexandra Klineman in the final of the Katara Beach Volleyball Cup on Friday.

Pavan and Humana-Paredes, the top-ranked team in the world, captured their 11th career World Tour medal.

Ross and Klineman are ranked second.

Third-seeded Brazilians Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda Santos Lisboa won bronze.

Pavan, from Kitchener, Ont., and Toronto's Humana-Paredes were competing in a World Tour event for the first time since September 2019.

They captured the world championship earlier that year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2021.

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