FORT LAUDERDALE MAJOR
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Feb. 26-March 4
Pool play concluded for the men at the Fort Lauderdale Major with eight teams earning a free pass to the second main draw knockout round, or Round of 16.
Pool winners include two Brazilian teams and two American pairs. No. 1 Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena and No. 18 Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb represent the United States as pool winners, while No. 6 Alison Cerutti/Bruno Schmidt and Pedro Solberg Salgado/George Wanderley hail from Brazil.
No. 3 Bartosz Losiak/Piotr Kantor (Poland), No. 5 Paolo Nicolai/Daniele Lupo (Italy), Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira (Spain) and Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Igor Velichko (Russia) round out the teams with pool crowns.
Four of the pool titles came in upset victories, three in straight sets.
No. 18 Crabb/Gibb bested No. 2 Evandro Goncalves/Andre Loyola Stein of Brazil. No. 13 Herrera/Gavira upset No. 4 seed Nikita Liamin/Viacheslav Krasilnikov of Russia. No. 23 Stoyanovskiy/Velichko topped No. 7 Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst of Austria.
No. 9 Pedro Solberg/Wanderley scored a small upset, moving past No. 8 Martins Plavins/Edgars Tocs in three sets.
Men’s Pool Play Day 2
Sam Schachter/Sam Pedlow (Canada) def. Mathias Berntsen/Hendrick Mol (Norway) 21-13, 21-17
Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena (USA) def. Grant O’Gorman/Ben Saxton (Canada) 21-15, 21-16
Dries Koekelkoren/Tom Van Walle (Germany) def. Ondrej Perusic/David Schweiner (Czech Republic) 21-14, 15-21, 15-9
Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb (USA) def. Evandro Goncalves/Andre Loyola Stein (Brazil) 21-16, 21-17
Bartosz Losiak/Piotr Kantor (Poland) def. Anders Mol/Christian Sorum (Norway) 12-21, 21-19, 15-13
Juan Virgen/Lombardo Ontiveros (Mexico) def. Marco Grimalt/Esteban Grimalt (Chile) 21-11, 18-21, 15-8
Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira (Spain) def. Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Nikita Liamin (Russia) 21-16, 21-16
John Hyden/Theo Brunner (USA) def. Martin Ermacora/Moritz Pristauz (Austria) 19-21, 21-16, 15-8
Paolo Nicolai /Daniele Lupo (Italy) def. Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins (Latvia) 21-16, 21-12
Michal Bryl/Grzegorz Fijalek (Poland) def. Stafford Slick/Casey Patterson (USA) 18-21, 21-14, 16-14
Alison Cerutti/Bruno Schmidt (Brazil) def. Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen (Netherlands) 21-18, 21-18
Nico Beeler/Marco Krattiger (Switzerland) def. Maxim Sivolap/Artem Yarzutkin (Russia) 21-18, 21-11
Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Igor Velichko (Russia) def. Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst (Austria) 21-17, 21-17
Gustavo “Guto” Carvalhaes/Vitor Goncalves Felipe (Brazil) def. Christopher McHugh/Damien Schumann (Australia) 21-11, 30-28
Alex Ranghieri/Marco Caminati (Italy) def. Christiaan Varenhorst/Jasper Bouter (Netherlands) 15-21, 21-19, 15-12
Pedro Solberg Salgado/George Wanderley (Brazil) def. Martins Plavins/Edgars Tocs (Latvia) 21-12, 17-21, 19-17