The 2017 FIVB World Tour schedule is winding down, with the Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals rapidly approaching just weeks after the Beach World Championships.
Summer Ross and Brooke Sweat (above) of the USA beat Michala Kvapilova and Kristyna Kolocova in a 3 set thriller.
2016 Olympic Champions Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst run through young American’s Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes for 2-0, (21-16, 21-16) victory.
The top two seeds – No. 1 Larissa Franca and Talita Altunes of Brazil and No. 2 Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude of Germany – but two top five seeds fell.
American Nick Lucena (above) and Phil Dalhausser enter the World Championships as the #3 seed on the men’s side.
Three-time Olympian and world champion Kerri Walsh Jennings has withdrawn from the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships due to a right shoulder injury suffered this past weekend in Poland.
Six countries will be represented the matches, including two teams each from Brazil and the United States.
The second day of the Long Beach President’s Cup has concluded with the women have completed their preliminary rounds and quarterfinal play, having the semifinals set to be played on July 15. The men will finish up quarterfinal play on July 15 the proceed to their semifinal and finals play on July 16.
The first day of pool play has concluded at the FIVB Long Beach Presidents Cup, with Americans facing Americans and international squads facing one another.
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.