The men’s Lucky Losers portion of the 2017 Vienna Beach World Championships has concluded, with four teams advancing to the Round of 32 in a do or die scenario.
There was an Austrian showdown in the Lucky Losers portion of the 2017 Vienna Beach World Championships with Robin Seidl/Tobias Winter overcoming Thomas Kunert/Christoph Dressler 2-0, (25-23, 22-20).
The reigning 2016 Olympic and 2015 World Champions, Alison Cerutti/Bruno Schmidt proved why they have been a dominant team on the World Tour with a straight set win over Chileans Marco Grimalt/Esteban Grimalt 2-0, (21-14, 21-13).
USA’s Ryan Doherty and John Hyden were in danger of the Lucky Losers round of the competition, had they lost their match to the Guatemalans, but they were able to roll straight through Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia 2-0, (21-7, 21-11).
USA’s Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena roll through Poland’s Mariusz Prudel and Kacper Kujawiak in straight sets to take Pool C 2-0, (21-12, 21-19).
Cubans Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez top Pool A with an upset win over #1 seeded Alvaro Filho and Saymon Barbosa 2-1, (17-21, 21-15, 15-10).
Watch how two of the world’s best players warm up on the beach at the FIVB World Championships.
The Round of 32 has been established following the conclusion of pool play and the Lucky Loser round of the 2017 Vienna Beach World Championships.
China’s Fan Wang/Yuan Yue were able to escape a tough German team in three sets 2-1, (21-19, 18-21, 15-7).
The women’s Lucky Loser round of the FIVB Beach World Championships has concluded with four teams advancing to the Round of 32 while the remaining teams are disqualified.