Americans Betsi Flint/Emily Day picked up five wins en route to the Haiyang Three Star title, while Caitin Ledoux/Sarah Sponcil earned the bronze. Austrians Robin Seidl went 6-0 on the way to the mens gold, topping Brazilians George/Thiago in the final.
The race for the Haiyang Three Star gold is down to four teams per gender, with three American women’s duos and two Brazilian men’s pairings remaining. Live streaming of the matches is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET
No. 2 Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen, No. 3 Betsi Flint/Emily Day and No. 24 Caitlin Ledoux/Sarah Sponcil picked up a pair of victories on Saturday to earn a spot in the Haiyang semifinals beginning at 9 p.m. ET. On the men’s side, two Brazilian pairs are among the final four.
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.
Forty one men’s teams and 31 women’s teams will vie for the FIVB Haiyang titles this week, including Americans Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick, Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen and Betsi Flint/Emily Day.
After pulling out of their final two AVP San Francisco matches last weekend due to a rumored injury, Americans Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman seem to have returned to form winning a pair of country quota matches on Monday and one qualification match on Tuesday to claim a spot in the Gstaad Major main draw.
No. 13 seed Satono Ishitsubo/Asami Shiba and No. 6 seed Oscar Brandao/Luciano Ferreira de Paula added an FIVB World Tour gold medal to their respective trophy cases on Sunday.
Romania’s Adriana-Maria Matei/Beata Vaida, the lone non-Brazilian team among eight semifinal teams at the Miguel Pereira One Star, spoiled the home country’s efforts at a podium sweep, winning the women’s gold on Sunday, and giving their country its first ever FIVB gold. Qualifiers Vinicius Rezende Costa Freitas/Luciano Ferreira de Paula wound up atop the men’s podium.
Romania’s Adriana-Maria Matei and Beata Vaida spoiled an otherwise all-Brazilian semifinal party at the Miguel Pereira One Star on Saturday. All eight semifinalists are in search of their first FIVB World Tour gold.
Miguel Pereira One Star Miguel Pereira, Brazil May 24-27, 2018 Schedule/Results After the majority of pool play concluded on Friday,…