The top two seeds of the Gstaad Major on the men’s side are out of the competition in a historic occurrence as both failed to win a match during the pool play stage.
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
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.
Alison Ceruti’s and Bruno Schmidt’s break up has created a domino effect in Brazilian beach volleyball
The duo lasted for 4 and half years
Whoever sees the successful duo of Maria Elisa and Carol Solberg on the sandy beaches of FIVB`s World Tour cannot imagine the dire straits the partnership has to endure just to keep itself alive
Five American women’s pairs and American men Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Theo Brunner/John Hyden are among the Top 12 in their respective genders at the Huntington Beach Open heading into Saturday.
Americans were atop the leaderboard in scoring and blocking on both the men’s and women’s sides at the Fort Lauderdale Major. Bronze medallist Summer Ross was tops in both categories for the women, while Theo Brunner led the scoring for the men and gold medalist Phil Dalhausser was the top blocker.
Top seeded Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, both Florida natives, did not drop a set in six matches leading up to the Fort Lauderdale Major gold medal on Sunday.
Top seeded Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, both Florida natives, have a shot to start 2018 with a gold medal, earning their way to the Fort Lauderdale Major finals with a pair of straight set victories on Saturday.