2017 FIVB WORLD BEACH TOUR – XIAMEN
Brazilian beach super-pair Fernanda Alves and Barbara Seixas won the first 3-star event of the 2017 FIVB World Tour last weekend in Xiamen, China. There, they topped the home-country pair of Wang/Yue 2-1 (21-12, 19-21, 16-14) in the final.
As the newest Brazilian beach powerhouse pair gel on the court, the two are also gelling off it – as playing partners, that means they’ve also become new travel partners, and that takes a significant interpersonal adjustment as well.
Xiamen was the pair’s second FIVB stop together – they also finished 5th at the season-opening Ft. Lauderdale major. Between $12,000 in Florida and $8,000 in Xiamen, the pair have already begun to wrap up both dollars and World Championship qualifying points.
Below, listen to the two talk from Xiamen about travelling around the world to play.