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.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist will be looking for a new partner to make her push to the 2020 Tokyo Games with after splitting with Nicole Branaugh this week.
The AVP is set for its fifth stop of the season, taking Hermosa Beach, California, from July 26-29. The AVP Tour’s history in Hermosa Beach runs deep, dating to the league’s inaugural season in 1984.
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.
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.
Brazilian teams found success in pool play at the Itapema Four Star, claiming five of the 16 pool titles in their home event.
One hundred forty eight men’s and women’s teams from 23 countries are set to desend on Surf City for the first FIVB/AVP hybrid event, the Huntington Beach Open, a four-star international affair beginning Tuesday.
Three American women’s pair made the Xiamen quarterfinals, but only No. 23 seed Kelly Claes/Brittany Hochevar, who are playing in their first tournament together, remained standing as the Final Four was set. On the men’s side, Russians Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Nikita Liamin will face countryen Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Igor Velichko for the gold Sunday morning.
Three American teams, 10 of Top 15 seeds will play in the Xiamen Round of 16 on the women’s side, while three Brazilians duos, 11 of Top 15 will be in action on men’s side in Xiamen.
FIVB Xiamen Four-Star Xiamen, China April 17-21, 2018 Schedule/Results Pool Play winners were crowned Thursday night/Friday morning in Xiamen on…