The Chetumal Three Star quarterfinals will include two teams each from Brazil, Canada and the United States as well as one each from Mexico and Russia.
Five American teams, including Pool C winners Kerri Walsh Jennings/Brooke Sweat, remain among the final 24 teams at the Chetumal Three Star in Mexico. Top seeded Canadians Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson and collegiate stars Nicole and Megan McNamara also won their respective pools on Thursday.
Men’s teams from seven countries, including two Russians, and women’s teams from five countries, including three Brazilians and two Americans, are through to the Yangzhou Main Draw after Wednesday’s qualifying.
Americans Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen were among the eight teams to move on from the women’s qualifiers, while both USA pairs on the men’s side failed to reach the main draw.
Romania’s Adriana-Maria Matei/Beata Vaida, the lone non-Brazilian team among eight semifinal teams at the Miguel Pereira One Star, spoiled the home country’s efforts at a podium sweep, winning the women’s gold on Sunday, and giving their country its first ever FIVB gold. Qualifiers Vinicius Rezende Costa Freitas/Luciano Ferreira de Paula wound up atop the men’s podium.
Romania’s Adriana-Maria Matei and Beata Vaida spoiled an otherwise all-Brazilian semifinal party at the Miguel Pereira One Star on Saturday. All eight semifinalists are in search of their first FIVB World Tour gold.
Miguel Pereira One Star Miguel Pereira, Brazil May 24-27, 2018 Schedule/Results After the majority of pool play concluded on Friday,…