The on-court competition field is set, the live musical lineup is ready to take the stage and the health, wellness, training and activity slate is packed with opportunities for engagement at the San Jose Invitational, the opening stop on three-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings’ P1440 Tour.
Four pool winners were crowned for each gender on Thursday, setting up Friday’s Round of 12 and eventually the quarterfinal matches. Three Swiss women’s teams and three French men’s pairs were among those crowned at 2-0.
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.
Switzerland’s Nicole Eiholzer and Dunja Gerson are international gold medalists for the first time as the second seeded Swiss side won the FIVB Agadir One Star event on Sunday.
The Agadir event on the World Tour is in full swing this weekend, with both men’s and women’s competition taking place.
The qualification round of the FIVB World Beach Tour event in Rio de Janiero has concluded, moving eight teams of each gender onto the main draw event tomorrow.
Check out the photos from the qualification rounds of the Fort Lauderdale Major in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.