Another strong performance for Canada at youth worlds

 LARNAKA, Cyprus (July 13, 20120 - Alexandra Wooley of Toronto and Tiadora Miric of Thornhill, Ont., (in photo) were eliminated in the quarterfinals on Friday to cap another solid Canadian showing at the world youth championships in beach volleyball.

Wooley and Miric, seeded 17th,  placed first in their pool in the round robin to get a bye to the round of 16 which started Friday.  In the round of 16 they defeated Mayra Santacruz and Gloria Salazar of Mexico 21-14, 21-17 before falling to Russians Ksenia Dabizha and Anna Gorbunova 21-14, 21-8.

Julie Longman and Sophie Bukovec, both of Toronto, won their first round playoff match then lost in the round of 16 to the second seeds Katarzyna Kociolek and Karolina Baran of Poland 21-12, 21-15.

On the men’s side, Lucas Coleman of Brooklin, Ont., and Andrew Kocur of Toronto lost their first round playoff match and did not advance.  The pair was seeded seventh and produced a strong tournament going 2-1 in the round robin for second spot in its group.

Bansley and Maloney 0-3 on World Tour

Meanwhile Heather Bansley and Liz Maloney of Toronto went 0-3 in round robin play at the World Tour beach volleyball stop in Berlin and did not advance.

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