Canadians Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson have climbed the FIVB World Tour podium over the last few weeks, culminating in the pair’s first ever gold at the Warsaw Four Star on Sunday. Meanwhile top seeded Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak of Poland claimed the men’s title.
Andre/Evandro have had the upper-hand since Brazil’s latest beach partner reshuffle on the men’s side.
American duo Kelly Claes and Brittany Hochevar beat top seeded Humana-Paredes/Pavan 2-0 (21/19 21/18) in way to leading their group
For the first time in 2018, there is a new AVP men’s champion as Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb bested Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena for the Seattle gold. On the women’s side, No. 2 Emily Day/Betsi Flint came out on top, rallying past No. 3 Caitlin Ledoux/April Ross in tiebreak.
Contenders Jeremy Casebeer/Reid Priddy and Amanda Dowdy/Irene Pollock made it through to the semifinals of the AVP Seattle Open on Saturday.
Action began at the Seattle Open with qualifiers on Thursday and four teams of each gender moving on to Friday’s main draw. At the end of Friday, the top four men’s seeds and top three women’s remain in the winner’s bracket.
Grizzled veterans Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena added yet another title to their storied careers, while Summer Ross/Sara Hughes earned their first AVP trophy as a duo at the New York City Gold Series.
The semifinals are set for the New York City Gold Series event with seeds 1, 2, 3 and 5 set to vie for the title in both the men’s and women’s events.
Seeds 1, 2, 3 and 5 picked up two wins a piece to move on to the AVP New York Gold Series quarterfinals on both the men’s and women’s sides.
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.