Friday, August 20, 2004
Dumont / Martin to play Cuba today at 2pm eastern
Heese and Child play Argentina at 2pm eastern on Saturday.
These are decent, "winnable" first matches for both teams in the Round of 16 but the women will have a tougher road through the draw given USA phenom Kerri Walsh will likely be their next match.
The Canadian women could play USA's Walsh/May who hold the world number one ranking but May is just returning after an abdominal injury and that could be a factor as she'll be playing her fifth match of the event.
The men lucked out and won't meet a Brazilian team until the final if they continue to advance. Their next match (if they win the first) would likely be Spain. Argentina and Spain are teams they can beat and have beaten regularly in the recent past.
Go Canada Go!