The first two women’s quarterfinalists earned their spots, while the remaining six matches of Round 2 are slated to begin at noon ET Saturday. Americans Betsi Flint/Emily Day defeated two other Team USA pairs en route to the Final 8, while Brazilians Ana Patricia/Rebecca earned their spot with the Pool H title and a win over Japan.
After pool play, No. 2 seed Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson of Canada and No. 8 Katharina Schutzenhofer/Lena Plesiutschnig of Austria are out of the competition after going 0-2 in their respective pools. Americans Kelly Claes/Brittany Hochevar and Lauren Fendrick/Sarah Sponcil won their respective pool titles.
Americans Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman and Lauren Fendrick/Sarah Sponcil are on the Vienna main draw after qualification wins on Tuesday. The pair round out the 32-team field alongside six other qualifiers.
Marco Grimalt/Esteban Grimalt of Chile earned their first FIVB World Tour podium finish, while Germans Teresa Mersmann/Cinja Tillman posted a trio of sweeps on Sunday to earn their second tour title.
The Tokyo Three Star semifinals and podium matches are set to begin at 10 p.m. ET Saturday and will be streamed live on the FIVB YouTube channel. Americans Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick will vie for the bronze at midnight ET.
Americans Betsi Flint/Emily Day and Lauren Fendrick/Sarah Sponcil and three Japanese duos are among 16 women’s teams left at the Tokyo Three Star. Meanwhile, Team USA’s Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick remain among the final eight on the men’s side.
#2 seeded Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude take down Finland’s Riikka Lehtonen and Taru Lahti-Liukkonen 2-0, (21-17, 21-19). The win moves the German team to the quarterfinals while the Finnish pair is eliminated.
An all-German clash in the Round of 32 went in favor of Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude over Julia Grossner/Nadja Glenzke 2-0, (21-14, 21-12).
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.
The semifinals for the women in Porec has been set, with teams from Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic and Switzerland competing for the top prize.