The teams for the FIVB World Tour five-star event in Fort Lauderdale have been announced.
The new FIVB Beach World Rankings have been released, with Poland’s Bartosz Losiak/Piotr Kantor and Brazil’s Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca at the top of their fields.
DELA BEACH OPEN FIVB Four-Star Jan. 2-7, 2018 The Hague, Netherlands Schedule/Results Despite playing in their first FIVB tournament together,…
Top seeded Dutch pair Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen is looking for its 11th FIVB title at The Hague on Sunday. Countrymen Christiaan Varenhorst/Jasper Bouter, Poland’s Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak and Latvia’s Martins Plavins/Edgars Tocs will look to stand in their way.
As action continues at the DELA Beach Open on Saturday, fans can gear up to watch the final two rounds of men’s and women’s play Saturday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. ET and early Sunday morning.
Half of the 16 men’s pool play matches on Friday were three set affairs, with three of the duos riding the tiebreak wins to the second knockout round with pool wins.
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.
The 2018 FIVB World Tour has already kicked off with some smaller events toward the end of 2017, but the bulk majority is set to begin with a four-star event in The Hague from January 3-7.
The 2017 SWATCH Beach Volleyball Major Series events were places for teams to shine, all being won by different squads throughout the year.
The chase for the World Tour Finals title continued for the men’s side of the tournament today, as three teams topped their pools with undefeated records.