After Partner’s Retirement, Czech Republic’s Michala Kvapilova Ready To Start World Tour Ranking Climb From The Bottom
It now has been two years since Czech Republic’s Michala Kvapilova made the switch from the indoor game to the beach.
The European Championships podium will be filled with new faces on the women’s side, meanwhile the defending silver and bronze medalists on the men’s side are still in play.
After two days of pool play, the women’s field is down to 24 teams, while the men are set to wrap up pool action on Thursday at the CEV European Beach Championships.
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
Three American teams, 10 of Top 15 seeds will play in the Xiamen Round of 16 on the women’s side, while three Brazilians duos, 11 of Top 15 will be in action on men’s side in Xiamen.
Three big upsets and six tie-break matches highlighted Thursday morning’s men’s pool play action in Xiamen. No. 30 seed Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson of Switzerland knocked off third-seeded Austrians Alexander Horst/Clemens Doppler in three sets in Pool C, while 25th seeded Americans Ryan Doherty/William Allen also got in on the upset action.
Morning action at the DELA Beach Open saw the women’s field cut from 16 to eight during the second elimination round. Two Brazilian teams, including Barbara/Fernanda remain in the competition.
As action continues at the DELA Beach Open on Saturday, fans can gear up to watch the final two rounds of men’s and women’s play Saturday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. ET and early Sunday morning.
DELA BEACH OPEN FIVB Four-Star Jan. 2-7, 2018 The Hague, Netherlands Schedule/Results THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Americans Alix Klineman and…
Germany’s Sandra Ittlinger and Kim Behrens were one of five teams to overcome an opening set loss to register a tiebreak victory in women’s pool play at the DELA Beach Open.