Three Swiss Pairs, Four French Duos Among 8 Montpellier Pool Winners
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.
Seven of Top Eight Seeds Win Men’s Pools at Moscow Four Star
After qualifying and the first three pool play matches in eight groups, teams from eight countries earned free passes to the second knockout round with pool titles. The victors included the top seven seeds and the No. 9 pair.
Americans Larsen/Stockman, Claes/Hochevar Make Xiamen Main Draw
New American duos Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman and Kelly Claes/Brittany Hochevar are both on to the main draw after recording two wins in women’s qualifying at the Xiamen Four Star. Ryan Doherty/William Allen were among eight teams who made it through on the men’s side.
Ben Saxton/Grant O’Gorman Win 1st FIVB Beach Event As Pair In Sydney
The Sydney two-star event has ended with Canada and Australia teams taking the gold in the men’s and women’s side of the tournament.
Americans Kolinske/Evans Through to Sydney Two-Star Men’s Semis
Americans Bill Kolinske and Miles Evans moved on to Saturday’s semifinals with a straight set win over Australia’s Paul Burnett and Joshua Court (21-14, 21-12).
New Duo Ross/Claes Are Out in Qinzhou, 3 Other Americans Remain
April Ross and Kelly Claes lost in the main draw on Thursday, while fellow Americans Lauren Fendrick and Nicole Branagh, Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar, and Summer Ross and Brooke Sweat fared better with straight-set wins
Slovenia’s Pokersnik/Zemljak Win Montpellier Beach Title
The first FIVB tournament champions of the 2018 World Tour are Slovenians Jan Pokersnik and Nejc Zemljak.
Three-Setters Decide Montpellier Semifinals
Czech duo Ondrej Perusic and David Schweiner; Slovenians Jan Zemijak and Nejc Pokersnik; Serbia’s Lazar Kolaric and Djordje Klasnic and France’s Youssef Krou and Quincy Aye advanced to semifinals with a pair of wins on Friday.
Montpellier One-Star Semis, Finals to Stream Live
The semifinal and podium matches will be streamed live on the FIVB youtube channel on Saturday morning.
France’s Krou/Aye Cruise to Gold Medal at Agadir One Star
France’s Yousef Krou and Quincy Aye won their first FIVB gold medal as a pairing, topping Qatar’s Julio Cesar Nascimento Junior and Ahmed Tijan for the Agadir One Star title on Sunday.