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 top two seeds of the Gstaad Major on the men’s side are out of the competition in a historic occurrence as both failed to win a match during the pool play stage.
New American duos Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman and Kelly Claes/Brittany Hochevar are both on to the main draw after recording two wins in women’s qualifying at the Xiamen Four Star. Ryan Doherty/William Allen were among eight teams who made it through on the men’s side.
Varenhorst has had 4 beach partners in 3 years
FIVB Blooming Beach Aalsmeer One Star The Beach Sport and Event Center; Aalsmeer, Netherlands March 15-18, 2018 Schedule/Results There were…
Home court advantage was alive and well at the Aalsmeer One Star with two Dutch teams earning pool play titles alongside pairs from Indonesia and New Zealand.
The No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 qualifiers on the men’s side, including defending Fort Lauderdale gold medalists Alvaro Filho/Saymon Barbosa, the No. 3 seed from Brazil, are out. On the women’s side, Americans Brittany Hochevar/Emily Day were one of eight teams to move on to the main draw.
DELA BEACH OPEN FIVB Four-Star Jan. 2-7, 2018 The Hague, Netherlands Schedule/Results Despite playing in their first FIVB tournament together,…
Top seeded Dutch pair Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen is looking for its 11th FIVB title at The Hague on Sunday. Countrymen Christiaan Varenhorst/Jasper Bouter, Poland’s Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak and Latvia’s Martins Plavins/Edgars Tocs will look to stand in their way.
As action continues at the DELA Beach Open on Saturday, fans can gear up to watch the final two rounds of men’s and women’s play Saturday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. ET and early Sunday morning.