FIVB/P1440 Las Vegas Open Las Vegas Festival Grounds; Las Vegas, Nevada Oct. 15-21, 2018 Schedule/Results Watch Live: Men; Women Watch…
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be the first stop on the FIVB Beach Major Series tour for the second straight year.
Americans April Ross/Alix Klineman and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena wrapped up the 2018 AVP season with first place finishes at the Hawaii Invitational, for the $20,000 top prize and the fourth AVP crown of the year for both duos.
The semifinals are set for the Hawaii Invitational with three American pairs joining Brazilians Agatha/Duda on the women’s side. Brazilians Saymon/Guto and Dutch pair Brouwer Meeuwsen along with Dalhausser/Lucena and Bourne/Grabb will vie for the men’s title.
The King of the Court Crown Series makes its third stop of the season in Waikiki, for a dual gender event, following men’s only events in Utrecht, Netherlands, and Antwerp, Belgium.
The AVP Hawaii Invitational, the final stop on the 2018 tour, is just days away and the field has been set. Eight teams per gender, including both reigning FIVB World Tour Finals champs, with vie for the title in the double-elimination two-day affair.
Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa posted a 21-15, 21-19 win over No. 2 Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova for the FIVB World Tour Finals crown and the No. 1 world ranking on Sunday.
Brazilians Maria Antonelli/Carol Solberg Salgado and Agatha/Duda will play in Sunday’s first semifinal of the #WTFinals, while Czech duo Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova will battle Aussie pair Mariafe Artacho del Solar/Taliqua Clancy in the second.
With just four matches left in women’s pool play action, there is still a lot to be decided. Only one team has separated itself thus far with Canada’s Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson guaranteed at least a spot in the quarterfinals at 3-1.
Three women’s teams are 2-0 in FIVB World Tour Finals pool play after Day 2: Czech duo Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova, Brazilians Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa and Canadians Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson.