Canada’s Redmann and Saxton upset Brazilian pair to stay alive at World Tour
Redmann and Saxton opened main draw play losing a close match to fifth seeds and world champions Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego of Brazil 17-21, 21-14, 15-13.
The tournament is a double elimination format therefore the Canadians moved to the repechage bracket and stayed alive by defeating 12th seeds Harley Marques Silva and Evandro Goncalves Oliveira Junior of
The next match for Redmann and Saxton is Friday against 11th seeds Jonathan Erdmann and Kay Matysik of
By being assured as the top Canadian finisher here, Redmann and Saxton also reinforced their position as the number-one Canadian team heading into next month’s Continental Cup Olympic qualifier. The top-two ranked Canadian pairs on the Tour qualify for that event.
Josh Binstock of
They fell to ninth seeds Premysl Kubala and Petr Benes of the
‘’ The second match against Ricardo/Cunha was a great match.’’ said Binstock. ‘’We started slow and rough but battled back to win the second set. We played well enough to win at times. To beat a team like that you have to play well throughout the whole match because they aren't going to give you anything.’’
Competition continues Friday.