Brazilians Alison/Andre Play Into Moscow Quarterfinals
Six of the seven teams that moved on to the quarterfinals on Friday won their respective pools. The lone exceptions so far are Brazilians Alison/Andre, who ousted third seeded Brouwer/Meeuwsen.
Seven of Top Eight Seeds Win Men’s Pools at Moscow Four Star
After qualifying and the first three pool play matches in eight groups, teams from eight countries earned free passes to the second knockout round with pool titles. The victors included the top seven seeds and the No. 9 pair.
Vienna Qualifying Round 2 Will Pit USA’s Crabb/Gibb vs. Kolinske/Evans
The men played just one round of qualifying matches at the Vienna Major on Tuesday with the action set to wrap up on Wednesday. Round 2 will feature an all-American pairing and an all-Swiss matchup among eight contests.
Italy Moves Two Men’s Teams through Gstaad Qualifiers
After 23 qualifying matches on Tuesday, the men’s main draw field for the Gstaad Five Star is complete with eight teams from seven countries joining the field. Italy advanced two teams through the qualifiers.
Clancy/Artacho del Solar Win Espinho Gold, Men’s Race Down to Four
Saturday was all seemingly about the men at the Espinho Four Star as the field was whittled from 32 to four. Meanwhile, the women’s podium was decided with the semifinal and medal matches.
Country Quota, Qualification Rounds Set Up Espinho Main Draw
One hundred teams (55 men’s and 45 women’s) made their way to Espinho, Portugal for a chance to compete in the FIVB Four Star event this week. After country quota and qualifying matches, the 32-team fields per gender are set.
Top Three Women’s Seeds Ousted Ahead of Itapema Quarterfinals
Fourth-seeded Czech pair Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova are the top remaining women’s duo heading into the Itapema quarterfinals after knocking out No. 1 Barbara/Fernanda of Brazil. On the men’s side, the top three seeds are in tact, led by Brazilians Evandro/Andre.