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Solberg/Guto and Larissa/Talita claim victories in Vitoria

 
Pedro Solberg and Guto Carvalhaes celebrate winning the Brazil Tour Vitoria event
Vitoria, Brazil, April 9, 2017 - Pedro Solberg and Guto Carvalhaes secured victory on the Brazil Tour in Vitoria on Sunday by defeating Olympic champions Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt in the men's final.

After winning gold in Aracaju in March, Pedro and Guto claimed a second title by defeating Alison and Bruno 2-1 (21-17, 13-21, 15-13).

Guto explained: "We knew if would be a very tricky game against Alison and Bruno in front of their home crowd. They are reaching their peak, which makes things even more difficult. This result shows that our team has evolved and this is noticeable in each tournament."

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A resident of Vitoria, Alison said: "It's great to play at home. It's our fifth tournament of the year and we are continually improving. We are growing at the right time. We are focusing on the World Championships this year."

In the women's competition, Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes defeated Ana Patricia and Rebecca Barbosa 2-0 (21-17, 21-15) in 33 minutes to claim the title. Bronze went to Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa after Taina Bigi and Victoria Tosta dropped out of the medal match following injury.

The Brazil Tour began in September last year and featured stops in Campo Grande, Brasilia, Uberlandia, Curitiba, Sao Jose, Joao Pessoa, Maceio, Aracaju and Vitoria. Niteroi will welcome the Super Praia event from April 27 to 30.

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