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.
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.
Cubans Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez top Pool A with an upset win over #1 seeded Alvaro Filho and Saymon Barbosa 2-1, (17-21, 21-15, 15-10).
All 48 men’s teams have now played two matches, with 21 remaining undefeated. All 12 of the top seeds in the tournament are unscathed through two matches.
Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs (above) and his partner Janis Smedins are the highest seeds to book their spot so far.
All top-seeded teams playing on day two of the 2017 Beach World Championships won their matches, with Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena being the only one needing three sets to win.
With the 2017 World Beach Championships coming up later this month in Vienna, Austria, it is time to look at the pools and how the teams compare to each other.
The second day of the Long Beach President’s Cup has concluded with the women have completed their preliminary rounds and quarterfinal play, having the semifinals set to be played on July 15. The men will finish up quarterfinal play on July 15 the proceed to their semifinal and finals play on July 16.
The first day of pool play has concluded at the FIVB Long Beach Presidents Cup, with Americans facing Americans and international squads facing one another.
American’s Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena climbed their way to the top of the podium at the Gstaad Major.