Two American pairs – April Ross/Alix Klineman and Summer Ross/Sara Hughes – are among the women’s quarterfinalists at the Moscow Four Star and they are set to play one another on Saturday for a spot in the semifinals.
The No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 qualifiers on the men’s side, including defending Fort Lauderdale gold medalists Alvaro Filho/Saymon Barbosa, the No. 3 seed from Brazil, are out. On the women’s side, Americans Brittany Hochevar/Emily Day were one of eight teams to move on to the main draw.
Germany’s Karla Borger (above) and Margareta Kozuch were last-minute additions to the field in Latvia, but were unphased with a 3-0 record in pool play.
There was just one upset on Day 3 of the FIVB Beach Worlds as Dutch team Manon Nummerdor-Flier and Marleen van Iersel took down No. 18 seed Fan Wang and Yuan Yue of China in three sets.
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.
Based on the current points standings, the FIVB has announced the pre-draw placement for the men’s and women’s teams competing at the Beach World Championships in Vienna next month.
The first day of the main draw in The Hague has concluded, with both #1 seeds on the women’s side of the tournament being taken down in straight sets.