Three more Canadian pairs added to main draw at Quebec Open Jeep

QUEBEC CITY – Two Canadian pairs in women’s competition and one more on the men’s side were added to the main draw on Wednesday following qualification action at the $380,000 Quebec Open Jeep beach volleyball tournament.

The competition is the only Canadian stop this season on the FIVB World Tour Circuit.

Victoria Altomare and Melissa Humana-Paredes, both of Toronto as well as Jaime Broder of Victoria and Ashley Voth of Winnipeg both won their second round qualifying matches to join three other Canadian pairs in the main draw.

Canada’s other two entries in qualifying, Rebecca Billings of Ottawa and Kristina Vlcek of Toronto as well as Victoria Cowley and Alexandra Mingay, both of Toronto lost their second round qualifying matches.

Pre qualified for the women’s main draw for Canada are Marie-Andree Lessard of Ville LaSalle, Que., and Annie Martin of Sherbrooke, Que.; Heather Bansley and Elizabeth Maloney both of Toronto and Kacie MacTavish of Sharon, Ont., and Julie Rodrigue of Quebec City.

On the men’s side, Maverick Hatch of Comox, B.C., (photo) and Sam Schachter of Toronto posted a second round win in qualifying to reach the main draw. Andrew Hinchey of Oshawa, Ont., and Ryan Vandenburg of Toronto lost in the second round.

Simon Fecteau-Boutin of Lévis, Que., and Cameron Wheelan of Barrie, Ont., as well as Felipe Humana-Paredes and Grant O’Gorman, both of Toronto, were eliminated in the first round of qualifying.

Canada’s pre-qualified men’s main draw teams are Christian Redmann of Toronto and Ben Saxton of Calgary;Josh Binstock and Richard Van Huizen both of Toronto and Martin Reader of Comox, B.C., and Chaim Schalk of Red Deer, Alta.

Main draw action gets underway Thursday at I’Externat St-Jean Berchmans and Seminaire des Peres Maristes.

For ticket info visit: www.quebecopenjeep.com

The full draw and schedule is available at http://www.fivb.org/EN/BeachVolleyball/Competitions/WorldTour/2011/Event/index.asp?TournCode=MQUE2011

More information: www.quebecopenjeep.com and www.volleyball.ca