With international volleyball heating up, coaching hires on all levels and much more, it was the Ohio State men who dominated the headlines with a record win streak, which reached 40 matches in February 2017.
The No. 13 seeded team of Kristyna Kolocova and Michala Kvapilova of the Czech Republic scored a slight upset of No. 12 Stefanie Schwaiger/Katharina Schutzenhofer at 31-29, 13-21, 15-7 to win Pool L.
There was just one upset on Day 3 of the FIVB Beach Worlds as Dutch team Manon Nummerdor-Flier and Marleen van Iersel took down No. 18 seed Fan Wang and Yuan Yue of China in three sets.
After making the switch to beach volleyball at 32-years-old, Manon Nummerdor-Flier and partner Marleen Van Iersel of the Netherlands finally made a breakthrough this season by upsetting Chinese pair, Fan Wang/Yuan Yue in three.
The qualification round of the Gstaad Major has ended with eight squads of both genders moving on to the main draw of the tournament.
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.
Day one of the FIVB World Tour event in Porec has concluded, with the first round of pool play taking shape. Two matches on the women’s side and one on the men’s have been delayed until Thursday due to unexpected rainfall.
The qualification round of the Porec Major has ended with eight teams advancing onward to the main draw of the tournament for both the men and women.
The second day of the main draw has ended in The Hague’s three-star tournament. Top-ranked women’s pairs redeemed themselves after dropping matches on day one, while the top men’s duos are holding strong throughout the tournament.
The FIVB World Tour makes a quick return to The Hague in the Netherlands for a three-star event from June 14-18.