Top Men’s Teams To Square Off In Round Of 32

  0 Carly DeMarque | August 02nd, 2017 | Beach, FIVB Majors Series, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach


The Round of 32 has been set on the men’s side following pool play and the Lucky Loser matches. The top two teams from each pool automatically advanced to the elimination round, while the top four third place finishers got a pass through the Lucky Losers round. The bottom eight third place finishers battled it out for their shot at the elimination portion of the 2017 Vienna Beach World Championships.

Reigning Olympic champions, Alison Cerutti/Bruno Schmidt have proved their dominance on the sand this season and at the World Championships so far. They will begin their elimination round with Latvia’s Rihards Finsters/Edgars Tocs.

American’s Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena will take on Lucky Loser advancers, Alex Ranghieri/Adrian Carambula of Italy. The Italian’s proved themselves in their Lucky Loser match, as they fought through three sets to take down German’s Markus Bockermann/Lars Fluggen. With the loss, Bockermann/Fluggen were eliminated from the tournament.

Another strong match up will be Qatar’s Jefferson Santos Pereira/Cherif Younousse against Poland’s Mariusz Prudel/Kacper Kujawiak. The Qatari pair went 3-0 in pool play, taking down the top seeded team in their pool, Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins. Samoilovs/Smedins will take on American’s Ryan Doherty/John Hyden in the Round of 32.

The men’s Round of 32 will begin on August 3.

03/08/2017 Gonzalez/NivaldoCUBvs.Seidl Rob./WinterAUT
03/08/2017 Varenhorst/Van GarderenNEDvs.Álvaro Filho/SaymonBRA
03/08/2017 Herrera/GaviraESPvs.Fijalek/BrylPOL
03/08/2017 Ermacora/PristauzAUTvs.Pedro Solberg/GutoBRA
03/08/2017 Alison/Bruno SchmidtBRAvs.Tocs/FinstersLAT
03/08/2017 Grimalt E./Grimalt M.CHIvs.Saxton/SchalkCAN
03/08/2017 Doherty/HydenUSAvs.Smedins/SamoilovsLAT
03/08/2017 Plavins/RegzaLATvs.Evandro/AndreBRA
03/08/2017 Dalhausser/LucenaUSAvs.Ranghieri/CarambulaITA
03/08/2017 Gibb/Crabb Ta.USAvs.McHugh/SchumannAUS
03/08/2017 Nicolai/LupoITAvs.Pedlow/SchachterCAN
03/08/2017 Stoyanovskiy/YarzutkinRUSvs.Krasilnikov/LiaminRUS
03/08/2017 Losiak/KantorPOLvs.Virgen/OntiverosMEX
03/08/2017 Koekelkoren/van WalleBELvs.Brouwer/MeeuwsenNED
03/08/2017 Doppler/HorstAUTvs.Brunner/PattersonUSA
03/08/2017 Prudel/KujawiakPOLvs.Jefferson/CherifQAT

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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