Dramatic win for Schalk-Saxton

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (June 13, 2013) – Chaim Schalk of Red Deer, Alta., and Ben Saxton of Calgary (in photo) earned a victory in their final round robin match to advance to the knockout round at the FIVB World Tour Grand Slam beach volleyball competition.

Schalk and Saxton defeated Martins Plavins and Janis Peda of Latvia 21-17, 29-27 to finish third in Group E with a 1-2 mark.  The top-three in each pool advance,

Christian Redmann of Toronto and Maverick Hatch of Comox, B.C., lost their two matches Thursday to finish at 0-3 and fourth spot in Group B.

The knockout round starts Friday.

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