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 & Sam Schachter, of Richmond Hill, Ont., lost in straight sets to Juan Virgen & Rodolfo Ontiveros.Â
Despite the 2-0Â loss, it was a close game. The Canadian duo, whichÂ isÂ ranked seventh in the world, dropped the first set 21-19 & pushed the second set to 26-24, yet could not handle the 19th-ranked Mexicans.Â
Canada was perfect through the preliminaryÂ round & entered the quarter-finals with a 3-0 record.Â
With its victory, Mexico advances to Sunday's semifinals.
Canada's women's team will face Costa Rica inÂ their first knockout game after Saturday.