Six of the seven teams that moved on to the quarterfinals on Friday won their respective pools. The lone exceptions so far are Brazilians Alison/Andre, who ousted third seeded Brouwer/Meeuwsen.
No. 13 seeded Americans Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb were among four men’s pool winners crowned at the Vienna Major on Thursday before storms halted play.
Americans Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb, Brazilians Ricardo Santos/Gustavo ‘Guto’ Carvalhaes and homestanding Robin Seidl/Philipp Waller highlight the group of eight teams that are moving on from the qualifiers to the Vienna Major main draw.
The men played just one round of qualifying matches at the Vienna Major on Tuesday with the action set to wrap up on Wednesday. Round 2 will feature an all-American pairing and an all-Swiss matchup among eight contests.
The European Championships podium will be filled with new faces on the women’s side, meanwhile the defending silver and bronze medalists on the men’s side are still in play.
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.
Wednesday saw 46 qualification matches be played in Warsaw under pleasant weather
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.
Americans John Mayer and Trevor Crabb, who started the tournament as a wildcard entry and dropped their opening pool play match, capped a six-match win streak and secured their first ever FIVB medal, winning gold at the Lucerne Three-Star on Sunday. Countrymen Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen earned bronze at the tournament.
Lucerne Three-Star Lucerne, Switzerland May 9-13, 2018 Double-Gender Schedule/Results Americans John Mayer/Trevor Crabb are still in the running for…