Plavins/Tocs Headline 8 Pool Winners Crowned At Kish Island Three Star

  0 Wendy Mayer | February 21st, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach


  • Kish Marine Recreation Sports Complex; Kish Island, Iran
  • Feb. 20-24, 2018
  • Schedule/Results

Eight teams punched their tickets to the Round of 16 at the Kish Island Three Star on Wednesday, each notching a pair of victories in pool play action.

The group included qualifiers Andrea Abbiati/Tiziano Andreatta (Italy), Arnas Rumsevicius/Lukas Kazdailis (Lithuania) and Konstantin Semenov/Ilya Leshukov (Russia). 

Martins Plavins/Edgars Toc (Latvia), Alex Ranghieri/Marco Caminati (Italy) advanced after winning both matches in straight sets. 

Mariusz Prudel/Jakub Sazalnkiewicz (Poland), Julian Horl/Tobias Winter (Austria) and Ade Rachmawan Candra/Mohammad Ashfiya (Indonesia) also made it into the top eight, but had to fight through three-set affairs in their second match of the day to advance. 

Americans Stafford Slick/Casey Patterson and Bill Kolinske/Miles Evans will look to rebound after opening round losses, fighting for their lives on Thursday. Slick/Patterson lost in straight sets to Semoenov/Leshukov (Russia), while Kolinske/Evans went down to French pair Olivier Barthelemy/Romain Di Giantommaso in straight sets.


Main Draw Pool A

Andrea Abbiati/Tiziano Andreatta (Italy) def. Rahman Raoufi/Bahman Salemiinjehboroun (Iran) 18-21, 21-18, 15-11

Haralds Regza/Kristaps Smits (Latvia) def. Nils Ehlers/Lorenz Schumann (German) 17-21, 21-19, 17-15

Andrea Abbiati/Tiziano Andreatta (Italy) def. Haralds Regza/Kristpas Smits (Latvia) 15-21, 21-15, 15-13


Main Draw Pool B

Martins Plavins/Edgars Toc (Latvia) def. Aghamohammad Salagh/Abolhamed Mirzaali (Iran) 21-11, 21-19

Mathias Berntsen/Hendrik Mol (Norway) def. Nejc Zemljak/Danijel Pokersnik (Slovenia) 21-16, 21-19

Martins Plavins/Edgars Toc (Latvia) def. Mathias Berntsen/Hendrik Mol (Norway) 21-18, 21-13


Main Draw Pool C

Cherif Younousse/Ahmed Tijan (Qatar) def. Vladyslav Iemelianchyk/Sergiy Popov (Ukraine) 21-14, 21-19

Julian Horl/Tobias Winter (Austria) def. Aliaksandr Dziadkou/Aliaksandr Kavalenka (Belarus) 21-9, 21-17

Julian Horl/Tobias Winter (Austria) def. Cherif Younousse/Ahmed Tijan (Qatar) 19-21, 21-17, 15-12


Main Draw Pool D

Mariusz Prudel/Jakub Sazalankiewicz (Poland) def. Oleksii Denin/Denys Denysenko (Ukraine) 21-18, 21-10

Rihards Finsters/Aleksandrs Solovejs (Latvia) def. Dirk Boehle/Steven Van De Velde (Netherlands) 21-19, 21-18

Mariusz Prudel/Jakub Sazalankiewicz (Poland) def. Rihards Finsters/Aleksandrs Solovejs (Latvia) 22-20, 17-21, 15-9


Main Draw Pool E

Ade Rachmawan Candra/Mohammad Ashfiya (Indonesia) def. Abbas Pourasgari/Arash Vakili (Iran) 23-21, 21-19

Jyrki Nurminen/Santeri Siren (Finland) def. Martin Ermacora/Moritz Pristauz (Austria) 15-21, 21-15, 15-7

Ade Rachmawan Candra/Mohamma Ashfiya (Indonesia) def. Jyrki Nurminen/Santeri Siren (Finland) 20-22, 21-17, 15-13


Main Draw Pool F

Alex Ranghieri/Marco Caminati (Italy) def. Martin Appelgren/Simon Boman (Sweden) 21-17, 21-16

Maxime Thiercy/Arnaud Gauthier-Rat (France) def. Alexander Walkenhorst/Sven Winter (Germany) 22-20, 22-20

Alex Ranghieri/Marco Caminati (Italy) def. Maxime Thiercy/Arnaud Gauthier-Rat (France) 21-17, 21-17


Main Draw Pool G

Arnas Rumsevicius/Lukas Kazdailis (Lithuania) def. Kacper Kujawiak/Maciej Rudol (Poland) 21-19, 21-16, 15-13

Olivier Barthelemy/Romain Di Giantommaso (France) def. Bill Kolinske/Miles Evans (USA) 21-18, 21-18

Arnas Rumsevicius/Lukas Kazdailis (Lithuania) def. Olivier Barthelemy/Romain Di Giantommaso (France) 21-15, 21-11


Main Draw Pool H

Konstantin Semenov/Ilya Leshukov (Russia) def. Stafford Slick/Casey Patterson (USA) 21-13, 21-12

Christoph Dressler/Robin Seidl (Austria) def. Julius Thole/Clemens Wickler (Germany) 16-21, 21-17, 21-19

Konstantin Semenov/Ilya Leshukov (Russia) def. Christoph Dressler/Robin Seidl (Austria) 23-21, 21-19

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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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