The No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 qualifiers on the men’s side, including defending Fort Lauderdale gold medalists Alvaro Filho/Saymon Barbosa, the No. 3 seed from Brazil, are out. On the women’s side, Americans Brittany Hochevar/Emily Day were one of eight teams to move on to the main draw.
The top nine seeds of the tournament won their opening round pool play matches, with No. 1 Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak of Poland leading the way with a 21-9, 21-13 victory.
July brought the women’s World Grand Prix, the culmination of the men’s World League and several AVP and FIVB beach titles en route to the Beach World Championships slated for the end of the month.
January began with the passing of a legend and included many personnel changes on the domestic and international stages as well as standout performances and milestone events.
The 2017 SWATCH Beach Volleyball Major Series events were places for teams to shine, all being won by different squads throughout the year.
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Mexico’s Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros were of the last four team’s into the Round of 32 without having to play through the Lucky Loser’s matches. The pair beat Brazil’s Evandro/Andre in pool play.
The upset of the tournament thus far came in Wednesday’s Pool A finale as top seeded Alvaro Filho and Saymon Barbosa were edged by Cuba’s Sergio Gonzalez and Nivaldo Diaz in three sets.
The first day in Olsztyn’s main draw has concluded for the four-star event. This is the first four-star event since Rio back from May 16-21.
With the 2017 World Beach Championships coming up later this month in Vienna, Austria, it is time to look at the pools and how the teams compare to each other.