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The 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship has concluded, with Evandro Goncalves and Andre Loyola winning the men’s title.
The lowest seed remaining in the tournament is No. 45 Dutch side Christiaan Varenhorst and Maarten van Garderen, who made their way to the quarters with a win over Cuban Olympians Nivaldo Diaz/Sergio Gonzalez.
Canadians Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk (above) have eliminated the defending World Tour, World, and Olympic Champions in the round of 16 in Vienna.
Christiaan Varenhorst and Maarten van Garderen of the Netherlands pulled the upset, topping the top seeded Brazilians in straight sets, 21-17, 21-18 with help from 12 miscues.
Brazil’s Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt continue their strong run at the 2017 Vienna Beach World Championships, with a convincing win over Latvia’s Rihards Finsters and Edgars Tocs 2-0, (21-15, 21-17).
The Round of 32 has been set on the men’s side following pool play and the Lucky Loser matches.
Mexico’s Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros were of the last four team’s into the Round of 32 without having to play through the Lucky Loser’s matches. The pair beat Brazil’s Evandro/Andre in pool play.
The upset of the tournament thus far came in Wednesday’s Pool A finale as top seeded Alvaro Filho and Saymon Barbosa were edged by Cuba’s Sergio Gonzalez and Nivaldo Diaz in three sets.