Crabb/Gibb, Bourne/Crabb Make Men’s Quarters in Las Vegas

  0 Wendy Mayer | October 20th, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, p1440, Pro Beach

FIVB/P1440 Las Vegas Open

  • Las Vegas Festival Grounds; Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct. 15-21, 2018
  • Schedule/Results
  • Watch Live: Men; Women
  • Watch Live: Finals will air live at 4 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPN2

Teams from seven different countries make up the men’s quarterfinal field with two American teams highlighting the field.

Top seeded Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb and qualifiers Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb claimed their spot in the quarters with tiebreak victories in Round 2 after winning pool titles on Thursday.

Joining the Americans in the final eight are:

Five of the eight Round 2 matches went the distance. No. 19 Crabb/Bourne were the lone pair out of the five winners that dropped their opening set, rebounding for a 19-21, 23-21, 15-9 win over Germany’s Philipp Bergmann/Yannick Harms.

Crabb/Gibb topped Czech pair Ondrej Perusic/David Schweiner 21-18, 12-21, 15-13. Ricardo/Alvaro Filho moved past Netherlands’ Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen (21-15, 13-21, 15-9). Herrera/Gavira outlasted Brazil’s Pedro Solberg/Bruno Schmidt (21-17, 18-21, 15-13) and Krasilnikov/Stoyanovskiy ousted Brazilians Gustavo ‘Guto’ Carvalhaes/Saymon Barbosa (21-13, 17-21, 15-13).

Ricardo/Alvaro Filho and Herrera/Gavira were the only two quarterfinalists that had to play in the first knockout round. The remaining six earned a bye to Round 2 after winning their respective pool titles.

The Brazilians topped Americans Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick (21-14, 21-17), while the Spaniards bested Chileans Marco Grimalt/Esteban Grimalt in tiebreak (21-18, 19-21, 15-11).

Men’s action begins at noon ET as Fijalek/Bryl face off with Nicolai/Lupo and Crabb/Gibb meet Krasilnikov/Stoyanovskiy. Sorum/Mol will take on Ricardo/Alvaro Filho at 2 p.m. ET. The last quarterfinal match will pit Herrera/Gavira against Crabb/Bourne at 2 p.m. ET.

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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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