Five American teams, including Pool C winners Kerri Walsh Jennings/Brooke Sweat, remain among the final 24 teams at the Chetumal Three Star in Mexico. Top seeded Canadians Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson and collegiate stars Nicole and Megan McNamara also won their respective pools on Thursday.
American Stafford Slick/Casey Patterson were among eight pool title winners crowned at the Tokyo Three Star on Thursday, while three of the four women’s teams representing the USA won their opening pool matches.
American women won four of the eight pool titles at the Haiyang Three Star on Thursday, meanwhile sixth-seeded Americans Bill Kolinske/Miles Evans were the top seeded men’s pair to claim a pool championship.
One hundred teams (55 men’s and 45 women’s) made their way to Espinho, Portugal for a chance to compete in the FIVB Four Star event this week. After country quota and qualifying matches, the 32-team fields per gender are set.
March was highlighted by a pair of FIVB World Tour events, standout men’s volleyball efforts, international indoor league titles and much more. Canadians Julie Gordon and Camille Saxton won two FIVB beach titles to lead the headlines.
No one goes undefeated in Pool C as the Netherland’s Madelein Meppelink and Sophie van Gestel upset Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa in straight sets 2-0, (21-19, 21-15) on Santos’ 19th birthday.
After a strenuous first set win, followed by a second set loss, Brazil #3 seeded Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa took defeated Canada’s Julie Gordon/Camille Saxton in three.
With the 2017 World Beach Championships coming up later this month in Vienna, Austria, it is time to look at the pools and how the teams compare to each other.
Based on the current points standings, the FIVB has announced the pre-draw placement for the men’s and women’s teams competing at the Beach World Championships in Vienna next month.
There have been six men’s and women’s event on the FIVB World Beach Tour this 2017 season. Like in many…