Amidst a rain storm, pool play action got underway at the Lucerne Three-Star on Thursday. Six American pairs are through to the knockout phase with one more vying for the round on Friday. Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Tina Graudina also is moving on, competing for her native Latvia.
The jam packed FIVB slate continues this week with three titles on the line: the Tuan Chau Island One-Star, the Bangkok One-Star and the Lucerne Three-Star.
Three Brazilian pairs and two Americans are among the 16 teams vying for pool crowns on Thursday in Fort Lauderdale after winning their opening pool play matches.
The Beach Majors Series shared the process of making the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park into Red Bull Beach Arena, center court of the five-star event.
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.
After two rounds of qualifying, two Ukrainian sides, two from Germany and one each from France, Russia, Lithuania and Italy earned the right to move on to the Kish main draw of the Kish Island Three Star.
The FIVB World Tour has been on break for about a month but the participants for the MICA Mall Kish Island Open from February 19-24 have been announced.
The teams for the FIVB World Tour five-star event in Fort Lauderdale have been announced.
New American duos Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick and Billy Allen/Ryan Doherty were among the winners in the first round of pool play at the DELA Beach Open on Thursday.
The top nine seeds of the tournament won their opening round pool play matches, with No. 1 Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak of Poland leading the way with a 21-9, 21-13 victory.