FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

Sydney | 17 - 19 mars 2017

#


Press release

Lack of experience no problem for Canada's Gordon and Saxton


Canada's Julie Gordon and Camille Saxton have plenty to smile about after a dream start to their pairing

Sydney, Australia, March 19, 2017 - While it is still too early to describe them as a ‘dream pairing’, the early results would tend to indicate Canada’s Julie Gordon and Camille Saxton gel pretty well together on the beach volleyball court.

At just their second tournament together earlier this month they won gold at the World Tour event in Shepparton, and then this weekend, their third outing together, they won the Manly Beach FIVB World Tour title.


Saxton at full reach to receive the service.

“It’s been amazing, I think we are even more proud of this tournament than we were of Shepparton because we were put to the test a lot here,” Saxton said.

In Shepparton the Canadians didn't drop a set. They lost one solitary set in Manly, but also had to fight their way back into several matches after finding themselves trailing, sometimes by a lot.

And they had to get past the tournament top seeds, Louise Grice and Nikki Laird, in the semifinals at Manly, and did so in straight sets.


“We’re building and building, and every experience we really appreciate,” Gordon said.

“We’re still a young team, and it’s all coming down to maturity and having to deal with what we have to deal with.

“Every single match we’re looking for something new, and we’re learning so much about each other, and how we can rely on each other as a new team.”

Gordon and Saxton are hoping they can stay in Australia to compete in next weekend’s Australian Tour finals, also at Manly Beach. After that they’ve got a busy timetable pencilled in, beginning in China next month.

“We’re looking forward to playing in a three-star event in Xiamen, so this is exactly what we want,” Gordon said.

“Just building on each tournament and getting stronger competition, so we’re happy with how it’s going.

“Our defence, our timing is amazing together and we have really good chemistry. But we are always looking to make things better, so we are very excited to see where we can go.”

Quick links - Beach volleyball:
Sydney - Website
Sydney - Schedule and results
Sydney - Teams - Women
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Beach Volleyball
FIVB.com - Beach Volleyball
Latest Videos
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Media Guides

Download highresolution

| More

More press releases

   
31.03.2017 13:51:48
Video: Kim Behrens displays outstanding court sense in Sydney

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 31, 2017 – Kim Behrens of Germany displayed outstanding court sense when she scored back-to-back points that dropped in... More...

23.03.2017 00:20:56
Video: Saxton in beast mode on the block

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 23, 2017 – Canada's Camille Saxton was on fire on the block during her 2-0 (21-18, 21-16) semifinal win with Julie Gord... More...

22.03.2017 01:29:22
Video: What a Rally! Sun shines on Del Solar’s fantastic finish

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 20, 2017 – Mariafe Artacho Del Solar and Jessyka Ngauamo of Australia showed absolute tenacity on court when they outma... More...

20.03.2017 08:14:34
Social Media Review: Manly Beach crowns Canada with Sydney title

19.03.2017 11:23:32
Lack of experience no problem for Canada's Gordon and Saxton

19.03.2017 08:26:21
Saxton and Gordon make it a golden double Down Under

19.03.2017 07:37:05
Silver ends long World Tour drought for Australian women

19.03.2017 06:02:00
Video: Sydney semifinals and finals

18.03.2017 17:08:54
Bawden and Laird to take on form team in Manly semifinals

18.03.2017 16:34:52
More than Manly title at stake for Commonwealth teams

18.03.2017 15:11:45
Social Media Review: Sydney all set for stunning finale

18.03.2017 09:48:24
Schumacher and Behrens comeback a standout on epic day in Manly

17.03.2017 23:48:04
Early test for Canada's Gordon and Saxton at Manly Beach

17.03.2017 23:42:56
Social Media Review: Sydney in high spirits after day one on Manly Beach

17.03.2017 11:00:31
USA's Pavlik and Dowdy highlight success of FIVB's new concept

17.03.2017 08:33:48
Home court reaps benefits for Manly locals on World Tour

17.03.2017 06:57:08
Beattie and Coutts make Scottish beach history

16.03.2017 14:28:12
Weather set to play part at World Tour event in Sydney

15.03.2017 12:30:18
Bell lets ball do the talking as she steps onto world stage

14.03.2017 09:49:07
Japanese beach duos take first steps towards Tokyo 2020

13.03.2017 14:32:58
Clancy recovering, Bawden to play with Laird in Sydney

07.03.2017 17:21:25
World Tour update after Shepparton event

28.02.2017 18:11:32
Australia eyeing huge month of beach volleyball

28.02.2017 10:13:43
Manly set to host international best

24.02.2017 01:00:00
Australia ready to welcome back the beach volleyball world

08.12.2016 06:07:20
Two FIVB events highlight Australia beach volleyball calendar

30.11.2016 08:59:04
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour returning to Sydney, Australia