Agatha/Duda Win In Tiebreak To Highlight FIVB Women’s #WTFinals Day 1
In women’s action, just four matches were played, but the final match of the day went the distance with Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa (Brazil) rallying for a tiebreak victory.
Americans Ross/Hughes Among Elite 10 Women’s Pairs at FIVB Tour Finals
With a $150,000 check on the line for the champion and just 10 teams vying for the title, take a look at the women’s field, which includes teams from seven nations, including two each from Brazil, Germany and Canada and Americans Summer Ross/Sara Hughes.
An Inside Look at the FIVB World Tour Finals
All eyes will be on Hamburg, Germany for the second straight year as the top 10 men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams converge to crown the best of the 2018 FIVB World Tour. Summer Ross/Sara Hughes are the lone Americans among the field.
Qualifiers Elize Maia/Maria Clara Lead 3 Brazilian Pool Champs
Seven of the top eight seeds, including Americans April Ross/Alix Klineman, won pool titles in Moscow. Qualifiers Elize Maia/Maria Clara Salgado rounded out the group as the third Brazilian pool winners.
Two of Top 10 Seeds Out After Women’s Pool Play in Vienna
After pool play, No. 2 seed Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson of Canada and No. 8 Katharina Schutzenhofer/Lena Plesiutschnig of Austria are out of the competition after going 0-2 in their respective pools. Americans Kelly Claes/Brittany Hochevar and Lauren Fendrick/Sarah Sponcil won their respective pool titles.
An Inside Look at the A1 Vienna Major
The third event of the 2018 Beach Major Series is set for August 1-5 in Vienna, Austria. It is the last five star level event before the World Tour Finals in Hamburg, August 15-19.
Klineman/Ross, Larsen/Stockman Advance to Gstaad Final Eight
The race for the women’s Gstaad Major title is down to eight teams, including Americans Alix Klineman/April Ross and Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman and two Canadian teams.
Top Five Seeds, Klineman/Ross, Larsen/Stockman Win Gstaad Pool Titles
Americans Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman won their fifth match in Gstaad to claim the Pool G title and a free pass to the second elimination round on Friday. April Ross/Alix Klineman and the top five seeds also claimed pool crowns.
Clancy/Artacho del Solar Win Espinho Gold, Men’s Race Down to Four
Saturday was all seemingly about the men at the Espinho Four Star as the field was whittled from 32 to four. Meanwhile, the women’s podium was decided with the semifinal and medal matches.
Hughes/Ross Among Espinho Semifinalists, Dalhausser/Lucena Win Pool
The women’s field was whittled down to four, while the men advanced to the first elimination round after pool play on Friday.