The Tokyo Three Star kicked off on Wednesday with the qualifying round, one women’s match and seven men’s duels. Two American pairs were among the eight teams, which earned spots in the main draw.
NCAA beach pairs grabbed three of the top five spots at the World University Beach Championships with UCLA’s Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara bringing home the gold medal, representing Canada. Germans Dan John/Eric Stadie earned the men’s gold.
Germany’s Dan John/Eric Stadie will face countrymen Bennett Poniewaz/David Poneiwaz for the World University Beach Championships on Friday after each pair won two matches on Thursday.
Two German teams highlight the World University Beach Championships quarterfinal field after Wednesday’s Round 2 matchups.
The race for the World University Beach Championships is down to 16 men’s teams as the eight pool winners and eight Round 1 winners remain after a knockout round on Tuesday. Americans Brett Rosenmeier/Colton Cowell are among the group.
All eight men’s pools saw two teams go 2-0 to set up pool title matches on Tuesday, with just three matches going to tiebreak on Day 1 of the World University Beach Championships.
Play opened at the Jinjiang Two Star with qualification action on Thursday with six men’s and six women’s teams advancing to the main draw including Americans Caitlin Ledoux/Kendra Vanzwieten and Aurora Davis/Bree Scarbrough.