There have been 20 total events on the FIVB World Tour this season, with 14 men’s events and 18 women’s events.
In 2017, there have been 20 FIVB World Tour events including the Vienna Beach World Championships that concluded last week.
Christiaan Varenhorst and Maarten van Garderen of the Netherlands pulled the upset, topping the top seeded Brazilians in straight sets, 21-17, 21-18 with help from 12 miscues.
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.
All 48 men’s teams have now played two matches, with 21 remaining undefeated. All 12 of the top seeds in the tournament are unscathed through two matches.
Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs (above) and his partner Janis Smedins are the highest seeds to book their spot so far.
American’s Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena climbed their way to the top of the podium at the Gstaad Major.
After three days of pool play matches at the Gstaad Major, American’s Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena arise as their pools winner, advancing on to the elimination portion of the tournament with a bye.
The professional soccer player played at the major in Porec in spite of his club’s disapproval.