The Netherlands and Japan did what they needed to do to cement their spots in the World Championships Final Six and then some, each leapfrogging Serbia for the top two spots in Pool E.
Brazil bounced back from a five-set upset to Germany with a four-set win over Mexico, meanwhile the Netherlands and Serbia stayed perfect on the tournament with sweeps of the Dominican Republic and Germany.
Brazil secured its spot in the second round, while Kazakhstan was eliminated in Pool D on Wednesday. Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Serbia all won in sweeps.
Serbia cruised past Brazil in the most highly anticipated match of Pool D, while the Dominican Republic garnered its first win and Puerto Rico also won in straight sets.
The United States won its second straight Pan American Cup title, outdoing the Dominican Republic for the second year in a row, rallying for a five-set win. Canada rounded out the podium, taking bronze with a sweep of Brazil.
The United States and Dominican Republic will battle for the Pan American Cup title for the second straight year after each won semifinal matches on Friday.
Canada claimed its spot in the semifinals with its third straight sweep, handing the Dominican Republic its first loss of the tournament. Meanwhile, Peru claimed its first win of the Pan Am Cup with a sweep of Costa Rica.
Canada pummeled Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic moved past Peru in a sweep to set up the Group A championship match between the teams on Wednesday.
Pool A action at the Pan American Cup got under way on Sunday with a pair of sweeps at the hands of Canada and the Dominican Republic.
After falling behind 2-1 in the match, Japan dug deep and pulled out two deuce sets for the win over the Dominican Republic. Poland put up 10 blocks and served up nine aces in a crushing sweep of Russia on Wednesday.