Qualifiers Thole/Wickler Win Pool Title at Ostrava Four Star
Six of the eight men’s pool winners were crowned on Thursday before thunderstorm interrupted the action. Eight women’s pool winners punched their tickets to the second elimination round.
Top Three Women’s Seeds Ousted Ahead of Itapema Quarterfinals
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.
Five Brazilian Teams Among 16 Pool Winners in Itapema
Brazilian teams found success in pool play at the Itapema Four Star, claiming five of the 16 pool titles in their home event.
Barbara/Fernanda, Brouwer/Meeuwsen Take Huntington Beach Gold
History was made on the men’s side of the Huntington Beach Four-Star as seventh-seeded Dutch duo Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen of the Netherlands became the first European team in nearly 22 years to claim an FIVB event title on American soil. The last was Norway’s Jan Kvalhelm/Bjorn Masseide at the 196 U.S. Open in Hermosa Beach, California.
WATCH LIVE: Huntington Beach Finals
FIVB Huntington Beach Open May 2-6, 2018 Huntington Beach Pier; Huntington Beach, California Schedule/Results Live Streams The Huntington Beach Open…
Americans Miss Out On Huntington Beach Semis, Two Finish Fifth
Despite beginning the main draw with 41 combined men’s and women’s teams in action, the American pairs were blocked out of the semifinals with one men’s team (John Hyden/Theo Brunner) and one women’s team (Summer Ross/Sara Hughes) finishing in fifth place.
Claes/Hochevar Make Xiamen Semis in Debut, All-Russian Men’s Final Set
Three American women’s pair made the Xiamen quarterfinals, but only No. 23 seed Kelly Claes/Brittany Hochevar, who are playing in their first tournament together, remained standing as the Final Four was set. On the men’s side, Russians Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Nikita Liamin will face countryen Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Igor Velichko for the gold Sunday morning.
Two Americans Among Pool Winners Crowned at Xiamen Four-Star
FIVB Xiamen Four-Star Xiamen, China April 17-21, 2018 Schedule/Results Pool Play winners were crowned Thursday night/Friday morning in Xiamen on…
VIDEO: Building Red Bull Beach Arena for the #FTLMajor
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.
Beach Major Series Introduces Modified Pool Play at #FTLMajor
The 2018 Beach Major Series will feature modified pool play rounds for the first time at the Fort Lauderdale Major next week, with a heavy emphasis on rankings.