Brazil’s Agatha/Eduarda came back from an 0-1 deficit to beat Americans Walsh/Ross in the quarterfinals of the Fort Lauderdale Major.
An all-Brazil gold medal final saw Saymon Barbosa and Magliano Alvaro pick up the win at the Fort Lauderdale Major in a 2-0 sweep of Evandro/Loyola.
Both Brazilian teams beat their home-crowd United States opponents to move on to the gold medal round at the Fort Lauderdale Major.
The men’s quarterfinals of the Fort Lauderdale Major welcomed in three Brazilian and American squads, plus Polish and Italian duos. Exiting the quarterfinals, entering the semifinals are two Brazilian and American squads.
In the Fort Lauderdale Major, the Round of 16 men’s tournament has ended, with eight squads advancing to the quarterfinals, that are set to start this evening.
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The Round of 24 concluded today for the women’s side of the Fort Lauderdale Major tournament, with many three set matches and a German upset.
Americans Walsh and Ross went down 0-1 to Brazil’s Seixas/Alves and were on the outside looking in for a first-round bye, but a huge comeback earned them the Pool A title in a hard-fought match.
Spain’s Herrera/Gavira won a third set that ran an entire 48 points to move on from the men’s round of 24, one of four three-set matches in the opening round. The Spanish pair won the first set but dropped set #2 19-21 to force the third. That set rolled all the way to 24-23 before the Spanish finally put the nail in the coffin of Americans Trevor Crabb/Rosenthal.
The men’s pool play continued Thursday at the opener of the Swatch Major Series in Fort Lauderdale, with the qualifiers for the elimination matches locking in after the early session. The winners of each of the 8 pools moved on to the tournament with first-round byes. The second and third-place finishers in each pool earned spots in the round of 24, which took place later on Thursday. The fourth-place team from each pool was eliminated entirely.