Italy’s Carolina Ferraris/Francesca Michieletto made their way from the qualifiers to the top of the podium at the Samsun One Star, while eighth-seeded Czech duo Jindrich Weiss/Donovan Dzavoronok won gold in their opening tournament as a pair.
Portugal claimed first-place over Czech Republic and a berth in the 2019 Volleyball Nations League by winning the 2018 Challenger Cup.
Czech Republic blocked their way to the Pool B win and Estonia improved to 1-1 on day two.
Estonia took down Czech for Gold while Turkey earned bronze from Portugal on the final day of the Golden League of the European Volleyball League.
Estonia and Czech Republic clinched bids to the FIVB Men’s Challenger Cup with semifinal victories at the Men’s Euro Volleyball League.
As the regular season comes to close, teams at the top of the standings jockey for playoff positioning
The big matchup of the week was Diatec Trentino and Azimut Modena – which did not disappoint. Trentino pulled the match out with a five-set win, making the comeback over a strong Modena squad.
Oleh’s transition to indoor volleyball is now complete
Finally, in week six of the Italian men’s league, there is just one team that remains unbeaten – Sir Safety Conad Perugia.
Czech opposite Michal Finger moves from Bundesliga champions VfB Friedrichshafen to Monza for the upcoming season.