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Fourth-seeded Czech pair Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova are the top remaining women’s duo heading into the Itapema quarterfinals after knocking out No. 1 Barbara/Fernanda of Brazil. On the men’s side, the top three seeds are in tact, led by Brazilians Evandro/Andre.
Brazilian teams found success in pool play at the Itapema Four Star, claiming five of the 16 pool titles in their home event.
Americans Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman and Emily Day/Betsi Flint were among the eight women’s teams who made it through qualifiers to the main draw of the Itapema Four-Star on Wednesday. Three German teams highlighted the men’s qualifiers.
Americans John Mayer and Trevor Crabb, who started the tournament as a wildcard entry and dropped their opening pool play match, capped a six-match win streak and secured their first ever FIVB medal, winning gold at the Lucerne Three-Star on Sunday. Countrymen Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen earned bronze at the tournament.
Lucerne Three-Star Lucerne, Switzerland May 9-13, 2018 Double-Gender Schedule/Results Americans John Mayer/Trevor Crabb are still in the running for…
Americans John Mayer/Trevor Crabb are still in the running for a medal at the Lucerne Three-Star with a semifinal berth, while Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen will vie for bronze early Sunday morning.
The United States is making a splash in Lucerne, Switzerland with four men’s teams and two women’s teams earning a spot in the Round of 16 after pool play and the first knockout round wrapped up on Friday.
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.