The Netherlands and Japan did what they needed to do to cement their spots in the World Championships Final Six and then some, each leapfrogging Serbia for the top two spots in Pool E.
Brazil secured its spot in the second round, while Kazakhstan was eliminated in Pool D on Wednesday. Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Serbia all won in sweeps.
Serbia cruised past Brazil in the most highly anticipated match of Pool D, while the Dominican Republic garnered its first win and Puerto Rico also won in straight sets.
Canada pummeled Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic moved past Peru in a sweep to set up the Group A championship match between the teams on Wednesday.
Pool A action at the Pan American Cup got under way on Sunday with a pair of sweeps at the hands of Canada and the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic gave the home fans something to cheer about by winning Group A with a sweep of Puerto Rico in Sunday’s finale.
Saturday wins by Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic put both teams into the 2018 World Championships field.
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Group 1 has concluded their week one play, with Serbia and the Netherlands coming in at #1 and #2, respectively.
Netherlands swept Russia in the Pool F1 finale for the pool victory to improve to 5-1 overall.