Becchara still on track to defend title
Defending SA Open winner Becchara Palmer has made it through to the Quarter Finals of the 2016 SA Open despite a pool match loss today at Glenelg. Palmer paired with talented Britt Kendall this year and were up against Christie Jenkins and Brittany Tiegs in their last pool match today when they suffered a straight sets loss. Since that loss Palmer has already been busy addressing their game. "Losing is never fun, but we have been able to take stock and address some parts of our game that need to be better for tomorrow," Palmer said. "So all in all its not the end of the world. Palmer is excited to be playing with young talent Britt Kendall in this year's Open to which she is a huge wrap for and together they were the early favourites to take the title. "Playing with Britt is great, she's a superb athlete and lightning fast around the court," Palmer explained. "I really appreciate and respect her get it done attitude." Both Palmer and Kendall will face Zina Stone and Gudrun Schober in the Quarter Finals tomorrow morning.
"There is definitely more on the line (tomorrows finals)," she said. "Having said that we go out to win and execute a plan in every match we play, so tomorrow will be no different. "Any one of the top 5 teams on their day could take the title tomorrow, so we'll just have to wait and see who brings it. Men's Top Seeds and Australian Beach Volleyroos Issac Kapa and Chris McHugh survived a strong challenge from Johnathon Hunt and Timothy Dickson stretching their match to a three sets, which was an epic clash. Defending Men's champion and five time winner Bo Soderberg is also through to the Quarter Finals tomorrow after he and Cole Durant finished top of their pool and cruised through the Round of 16. Tomorrow promises to showcase some of the best Beach Volleyball Adelaide has seen for many years and action will start from 8:30am at Glenelg beach.
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