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.
As the women’s race for the Vienna Major title dropped from 16 members down to four, all five American pairs were eliminated from the competition. Two Brazilian teams, one Dutch and one from the Czech Republic remain.
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.
Italians Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth won their first tournament together since July 2016, while Russians Maksim Hudyakov/Ruslan Bykanov earned their second title of the season at the Agadir Two Star.
With the Gstaad Major under way, the Beach Major Series announced its wildcard entries for the Vienna Major, which will be played July 30 – August 5 on Danube Island.
American duo Kelly Claes and Brittany Hochevar beat top seeded Humana-Paredes/Pavan 2-0 (21/19 21/18) in way to leading their group
Americans Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman and Emily Day/Betsi Flint were among the eight women’s teams who made it through qualifiers to the main draw of the Itapema Four-Star on Wednesday. Three German teams highlighted the men’s qualifiers.
Eight men’s and eight women’s pairs fought through two qualifying rounds to earn berths to the Lucerne Three-Star 32-team main draw on Wednesday. Among those moving on were Americans Lane Carico/Lara Dykstra and Chase Budinger/Sean Rosenthal.
It took two hard-fought three-set victories Saturday afternoon, but in the end Americans Amanda Dowdy and Irene Pollock were the…
Three Australian pairs, including the 2017 men’s champion and runnerup, and three American pairs, are through to the Shepparton One Star semifinals, set for Saturday afternoon.