Teams from Eight Countries Earn Spots in Men’s Main Draw in the Hague

  0 Wendy Mayer | January 04th, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

Three of the eight matches went the distance in the second round of qualifying at the DELA Beach Open Thursday morning.

Teams from eight different countries joined the main draw with victories, including Americans Bill Kolinske and Miles Evans. Fellow Americans Travis Crabb/Sean Rosenthal fell in three sets at the hands of Russians Vasilii Ivanov and Ilya Leshukov.

Ondrej Perusic/David Schweiner of the Czech Republic and Maxim Thiercy/Arnaud Gauthier-Rat of France both rebounded after first-set losses to advance in three sets.

Teams from 20 countries make up the 32 team main draw field. Four teams hail from Poland, while three each are out of the Netherlands, Latvia and the United States. Australia, Brazil and France each have two teams in the field.

Americans William Allen and Ryan Doherty will face Kolinske/Evans in the opening round of the main draw in the only matchup of countrymen.

Men’s Qualifying Second Round

Vasilii Ivanov/Ilya Leshukov (Russia) def. Travis Crabb/Sean Rosenthal (USA) 21-19, 19-21, 15-9

Ondrej Perusic/David Schweiner (Czech Republic) def. Thomas Kunert/Philipp Waller (Austria) 16-21, 21-16, 17-15

Max Betzien/David Poniewaz (Germany) def. Oleksii Denin/Sergiy Popov (Ukraine) 21-19, 21-17

Jyrki Nurminen/Santeri Siren (Finland) def. Arnas Rumsevicius/Lukas Kazdailis (Lithuania) 21-17, 21-16

Nejc Zemljak/Danijel Pokersnik (Slovenia) def. Aliaksandr Dziadkou/Aliaksandr Kavalenka (Belarus) 21-19, 21-18

Rihards Finsters/Aleksandrs Solovejs (Latvia) def. Ruslan Bykanova/Maksim Hudyakov (Russia) 21-16, 23-21

Maxim Thiercy/Arnaud Gauthier-Rat (France) def. Lazar Kolaric/Djordje Klasnic (Serbia) 12-21, 21-14, 16-14

Bill Kolinske/Miles Evans (USA) def. Ruben Penninga/Tom Van Steenis (Netherlands) 21-17, 21-10


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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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