Top-seeded Canadian men's beach volleyball team ousted in quarter-finals
Mexico defeats Binstock, Schachter in straight sets
Canada's top-seeded men's beach volleyball team was eliminated by Mexico in their quarter-final match on Saturday afternoon at the Pan Am Games.
Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter, of Richmond Hill, Ont., lost in straight sets to Juan Virgen and Rodolfo Ontiveros.
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Despite the 2-0 loss, it was a close game. The Canadian duo, which is ranked seventh in the world, dropped the first set 21-19 and pushed the second set to 26-24, but could not handle the 19th-ranked Mexicans.
Canada was perfect through the preliminary round and entered the quarter-finals with a 3-0 record.
With its victory, Mexico advances to Sunday's semifinals.
Canada's women's team will face Costa Rica in their first knockout game later Saturday.