The Spanish female duo of Beach volleyball, made up of Liliana Fernández and Elsa Baquerizo, said goodbye this Monday in the round of 16 of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 after losing to Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes in straight sets (21-13 and 21-13).
Fernández-Baquerizo, who were looking for a historic pass to the quarterfinals, They could not defeat the Canadians, leaders of the Olympic ranking, world champions and gold favorites in the Japanese capital. The first set was already an indicator of the difficulty of the stake.
Melissa and Pavan – who have played together since 2017 – gave the Spaniards some hope at the start of the second round, but his game on the net was once again devastating. The defense of Elsa and ‘Lili’ was good, although the pair from Canada ended up imposing their game to put out the small fire and take the advantage on the scoreboard.
From the tenth game, the strength of the Canadians, who went further with the service and reception, served to certify their presence in the quarterfinals at the finish with a 21-13 that translates into the goodbye of Spain to the women’s Olympic beach volleyball team.
Thus, Liliana Fernández and Elsa Baquerizo repeat the ninth position they achieved five years ago in Rio de Janeiro. In 2016, the Spanish tandem was also eliminated by the main seeds of the women’s beach volleyball team.