The table is set for Saturday’s Round of 16 with pool play and the first elimination round in the books for both genders, with eight of the Top 10 men’s seeds and nine of the Top 10 women’s moving on.
Fourth-seeded Czech pair Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova are the top remaining women’s duo heading into the Itapema quarterfinals after knocking out No. 1 Barbara/Fernanda of Brazil. On the men’s side, the top three seeds are in tact, led by Brazilians Evandro/Andre.
Two Brazilian sides, one German and Americans Brooke Sweat/Summer Ross will face off for a chance at the podium in the Fort Lauderdale Major semifinals Saturday morning.
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The teams for the FIVB World Tour five-star event in Fort Lauderdale have been announced.
American duo Alix Klineman and April Ross closed out a Cinderella run through the DELA Beach Open with their 10th straight victory and a gold medal. The duo, which joined forces in late November, did not drop a set during their run, which began with two country quota matches.
The 2017 Hague champions, Maria Antonelli and Carol Salgado of Brazil, are all that stands in the way of a dream debut for new American pair Alix Klineman and April Ross as both sides advanced through Saturday’s semifinals in straight sets.
Brazilians Maria Antonelli and Carol Salgado will be looking to repeat as Hague champions, following their title at the three-star event in June. The three other teams, including Americans Alix Klineman and April Ross will seek their first FIVB Tour titles.
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.
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