Wednesday saw 46 qualification matches be played in Warsaw under pleasant weather
No. 13 seed Satono Ishitsubo/Asami Shiba and No. 6 seed Oscar Brandao/Luciano Ferreira de Paula added an FIVB World Tour gold medal to their respective trophy cases on Sunday.
Two new FIVB World Tour champions were crowned Sunday at the Singapore Two Star. Japan’s Chiyo Suzuki/Reika Murakami and China’s Peng Gao/Yang Li won their first titles.
Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about, claiming the Ostrava Four Star title in the Czech Republic. Spain’s Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira earned gold with a tiebreak win over Poland’s Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak.
The semifinals are set for the Ostrava Four Star and the home crowd with have one team to cheer for on both the men’s and women’s sides in Ondrej Perusic/David Schweiner and Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova.
Michaela Knoblochova made her official international debut in beach volleyball in Wednesday’s qualifications at the Ostrava four-star event on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
The table is set for Saturday’s Round of 16 with pool play and the first elimination round in the books for both genders, with eight of the Top 10 men’s seeds and nine of the Top 10 women’s moving on.
Six of the eight men’s pool winners were crowned on Thursday before thunderstorm interrupted the action. Eight women’s pool winners punched their tickets to the second elimination round.
Americans Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen were among the eight teams to move on from the women’s qualifiers, while both USA pairs on the men’s side failed to reach the main draw.
All nine players, including Latvia’s Alexandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins and Spain’s Pablo Herrara/Adrian Gavira, will be in action and representing p1440 at the FIVB Ostrava Four-Star event in the Czech Republic from June 20-24.