Redmann and Saxton eliminated in World Tour opener

 BRASILIA (April 19, 2012)– Christian Redmann of Toronto and Ben Saxton of Calgary (in photo) lost both their matches in Thursday’s main draw action at the opening stop on the FIVB beach volleyball circuit.

Redmann and Saxton, in their second season together, lost in the first round to Jonathan Erdmann and Kay Matysik of Germany 21-14, 25-23 then were eliminated following a defeat to Alexander Huber and Robin Seidl of Austria 21-17, 21-14.

In their first season together in 2011, Redmann and Saxton cracked the top-17 on the World Tour twice as well as at the world championships in Rome.  They capped the summer earning the gold medal at the Canadian championships reinforcing their status as potential Olympians for 2012.

The next stops on the World Tour are next week in Sanya, China for the women and Myslowice, Poland for the men.

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