Two Iranian Teams, 1 German, 1 Italian Win Pools at Oman One-Star

  0 Wendy Mayer | March 15th, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach


After two rounds of pool play, the Round of 12 berths at the Oman One-Star were decided on Thursday with two Iranian teams making it through to the quarterfinals.

The four pool winners – Rahman Raoufi/Haman Salemiinjehboroun (Iran), Philipp Arne Bergmann/Yannick Harms (Germany) and qualifiers Aghamohammad Salagh/Abolhamed Mirzaali (Iran) and Tiziano Andreatta/Andrea Abbiati (Italy) – earn automatic berths to the quarterfinals, scheduled for Friday afternoon.

Raoufi/Salemi are the No. 1 seed in the tournament, while Bergmann/Harms are No. 2, Andreatta/Abiati are No. 5 and Salagh/Mirzaali are No. 11.

By making the quarters, Andreatta/Abbiati are guaranteed their best FIVB finish, ahead of two ninth-place showings. Salagh/Mirzaali also are off to their best ever FIVB effort, ahead of  a 17th place finish at the 2017 Kish Island Three Star.

Only three of the 16 pool play matches went to tiebreak, with two coming in Pool C and seeing Salagh/Mirzaali claim victory.

The remaining eight teams will face off beginning at 1 a.m. ET on Friday for spots in the quarterfinals.

Rounding out the Top 12 are two teams from Switzerland as well as one each from Iran, Czech Republic, Oman, Hong Kong, Austria and Denmark.

The matchups are:

Quintin Metral/Simon Hagenbuch (Switzerland, 2nd place Pool A) vs. Abbas Pourasgari/Arash Vakili (Iran, 3rd place Pool C)

Vaclav Bercik/Jan Dumek (Czech Republic, 2nd Pool C) vs. Gabriel Kissling/Michiel Zandbergen (Switzerland, 3rd Pool A)

Nouh Al-Jalbubi/Mazin Alhashmi (Oman, 3rd Pool D) vs. Pui Lam Wong/Tsz Ho Kelvin Lau (Hong Kong, 2nd Pool B)

Daniel Mullner/Florian Schnetzer (Austria, 3rd Pool B) vs.  Mads Rosager/Martin Trans Hansen (Denmark, 2nd Pool D)


Main Draw Pool A

Rahman Raoufi/Bahman Salemiinjehboroun (Iran) def. Hood Al Jalaboubi/Ameer Al Farsi (Oman) 21-11, 21-15

Gabriel Kissling/Michiel Zandbergen (Switzerland) def. Quintin Metral/Simon Hagenbuch (Switzerland) 21-17, 21-16

Rahman Raoufi/Bahman Salemiinjehboroun (Iran) def. Gabriel Kissling/Michiel Zandbergen (Switzerland) 21-13, 21-15

Quintin Metral/Simon Hagenbuch (Switzerland) def. Hood Al Jalaboubi/Ameer Al Farsi (Oman)  21-13, 21-14


Pool B

Philipp Arne Bergmann/Yannick Harms (Germany) def. Majid Alshibli/Ali Al Shibli (Oman) 21-12, 21-10

Daniel Mullner/Florian Schnetzer (Austria) def. Pui Lam Wong/Tsz Ho Kelvin Lau (Hong Kong) 21-15, 21-11

Philipp Arne Bergmann/Yannick Harms (Germany) def. Daniel Mullner/Florian Schnetzer (Austria) 21-12, 21-16

Pui Lam Wong/Tsz Ho Kelvin Lau (Hong Kong) def. Majid Alshibli/Ali Al Shibli (Oman) 21-11, 21-7


Pool C

Abbas Pourasgari/Arash Vakili (Iran) def. Al Farsi “Oma” Ibrahim/Badar Alsubhi (Oman) 21-16, 21-15

Aghamohammad Salagh/Abolhamed Mizaali (Iran) def. Vaclav Bercik/Jan Dumek (Czech Republic) 15-21, 21-14, 15-10

Aghamohammad Salagh/Abolhamed Mizaali (Iran) def. Abbas Pourasgari/Arash Vakili (Iran) 21-11, 15-21, 15-9

Vaclav Bercik/Jan Dumek (Czech Republic) def.  Al Farsi “Oma” Ibrahim/Badar Alsubhi (Oman) 21-17, 21-16


Pool D

Nouh Al-Jalbubi/Mazin Alhashmi (Oman) def. Ahmed Alhousni/Haitham Alshereiqi (Oman) 21-17, 21-17

Tiziano Andreatta/Andrea Abbiati (Italy) def. Mads Rosager/Martin Trans Hansen (Denmark) 19-21, 21-19, 15-8

Tiziano Andreatta/Andrea Abbiati (Italy) def. Nouh Al-Jalbubi/Mazin Alhashmi (Oman) 21-18, 21-13

Mads Rosager/Martin Trans Hansen (Denmark) def. Ahmed Alhousni/Haitham Alshereiqi (Oman) 21-19, 21-17

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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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