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Beach volleyball: Schützenhöfer / Plesiutschnig in Cancun 5.

Beach volleyball: Schützenhöfer / Plesiutschnig in Cancun 5.

Vienna – Sunday 25 April 2021 10:44 pm

Katarina Schützenhofer / Lena Plessiuchnig were eliminated in the 4 * World Championships quarter-finals in Cancun on Sunday.

The Styrians lost to top seed Brazilian Agatha / Duda 0: 2 (-13, -14). The ÖVV duo previously celebrated three wins, including 2-0 in the second round against Megumi Murakami / Miki Ishii (JPN) and 2-1 in the Round of 16 against Katja Stam / Raisa Schoon (NED). Fifth place brings 480 points for the Olympic ranking.

After this tournament, a third 4-star tournament will be held on the coast of Mexico, the third in a row. If Schützenhöfer / Pleiutschnig scores well again, they will preserve their chances of qualifying for the Olympics by ranking. In the first Cancun tournament, they did not skip the seventeenth place.

The Austrians, Robin Seidel / Philip Waller, who were eliminated from the qualifiers, were eliminated after two defeats and finished in 25th. He was followed by 1: 2 (-19.17, -9) against Czech Republic Ondrej Pirosiوس / David Schreiner 0: 2 (-18, -22) against the Germans Julius Thule / Yannick Harms. Martin Ermacora / Moritz Pristauz is fourth in the first Cancun Championships and so have Dorina and Ronja Klinger missed the main competition.

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