The top two seeds of the Gstaad Major on the men’s side are out of the competition in a historic occurrence as both failed to win a match during the pool play stage.
The opening round of pool play at the Gstaad Major was ripe with upsets as four of the top eight seeds fell. Meanwhile, eight teams went on to earn pool titles, including Americans Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb.
Four of the five American women’s teams in the main draw won their opening pool play matches at the Gstaad Major on Wednesday.
“It’s like you are living in a doll-house.”
Ricardo Santos and Gustavo Carvalhães had a very rough volleyball week
After 23 qualifying matches on Tuesday, the men’s main draw field for the Gstaad Five Star is complete with eight teams from seven countries joining the field. Italy advanced two teams through the qualifiers.
After pulling out of their final two AVP San Francisco matches last weekend due to a rumored injury, Americans Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman seem to have returned to form winning a pair of country quota matches on Monday and one qualification match on Tuesday to claim a spot in the Gstaad Major main draw.
Some of the biggest beach volleyball names in the world will make their way to Gstaad, Switzerland for the second of three 2018 FIVB Beach Major tournaments, nicknamed the Major in the Mountains.
ESPN and p1440 announced an agreement placing all of the men’s and women’s finals matches on either ESPN2 or ABC in 2018.