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Larissa and Talita continue winning ways in Fortaleza

Larissa and Talita are expected to win more medals on the 2015 World Tour
Forteleza, Brazil, January 27, 2015 – Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes showed that they are likely to be among the leading pairs during the upcoming 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour by winning the Forteleza leg of the Brazil Beach Volleyball Tour. 

The pair won their 10th successive title together with a 2-0 (21-19, 21-17) victory over Val and Angela on Iracema Beach. It means Larissa and Talita lead the Brazilian Tour standings with 2,400 points ahead of Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas on 1,880. 

“We both have many years of experience and we have both gone through times like this,” Larissa said. “In beach volleyball you have to stick together all the time and regardless of the score you have to think about every point to win.”

Larissa and Talita teamed up in the middle of 2014 and after two ninth-place finishes they won four consecutive World Tour events. 

Talita now holds 29 Brazil tour victories, while the Forteleza-based Larissa has 71. The win in Forteleza was their fifth of the current Tour following wins in Vitoria, Niteroi, Campinas, San Jose and Porto Alegre. The next stop on the Tour is in Joao Pessoa. 

“The harmony we have is our strength and we were able to stay calm in difficult moments of the game and we are very happy with this achievement,” said Talita.

The Salgado sister, Maria-Clara and Carol won the bronze medal with a 2-0 (21-16, 21-16) win over rising stars Carolina Horta and Eduarda Santos Lisboa.


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