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.
After eight men’s matches and four women’s Round of 16 matches, the quarterfinals are set for the Asian Games beach competition. Three men’s tiebreak matches, including one for China’s Gao/Li, highlighted Friday’s action.
The upset of the day happened in women’s Pool D as 2012 and 2016 Asian Games champions Varapatsorn Radarong/Tanarattha Udomchavee of Thailand fell to Kazakhstan’s Tatyana Mashkova/Irina Tsimbalova 18-21, 21-12, 15-11 on Day 1 of beach volleyball action.
No. 2 Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen, No. 3 Betsi Flint/Emily Day and No. 24 Caitlin Ledoux/Sarah Sponcil picked up a pair of victories on Saturday to earn a spot in the Haiyang semifinals beginning at 9 p.m. ET. On the men’s side, two Brazilian pairs are among the final four.
American women won four of the eight pool titles at the Haiyang Three Star on Thursday, meanwhile sixth-seeded Americans Bill Kolinske/Miles Evans were the top seeded men’s pair to claim a pool championship.
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Top seeded Miki Ishii and Megumi Murakami of Japan used a late rally in the third set to clinch their first FIVB World Tour title of the season.
The top two seeds as well as a pair of upset minded duos will make up the semifinal field of the Daegu One-Star after the first and second rounds wrapped up on Saturday morning.
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.
Of the eight teams who advanced through the Round of 24, only two managed to win their second match of the tournament at the Nantong Open