FIVB Moscow Four Star
Americans Summer Ross/Sara Hughes and Brazilian duo Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa will fight it out for the Moscow Four Star title live on the FIVB’s YouTube channel beginning at 10:05 a.m. ET Sunday.
Ross/Hughes, the No. 9 seed in the tournament, are seeking their first FIVB Tour title and second FIVB medal, following bronze at the Espinho Four Star on July 7.
A gold in Moscow would be the fourth for the second seeded Brazilian duo, following titles in Itapema (May 20, 2018) and Rio De Janeiro (May 21, 2017), both four star events. The pair also has runnerup finishes from the World Tour Finals (Aug. 27, 2017) and Fort Lauderdale Major (Feb. 12, 2017).
Ross/Hughes will take on Agatha/Duda at 10:05 a.m. ET.
Third seeded Germans Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude will take on No. 13 Swiss duo Nina Betschart/Tanja Huberli for the bronze on Sunday at 8:50 a.m. ET.
The Germans are looking for their fourth podium finish of the year, following silvers at the Gstaad Major (July 15) and Warsaw Four Star (July 1) and bronze on Huntington Beach (May 6).
The Swiss, which were the runners up at the CEV European Championships on July 21, are looking for their first FIVB podium finish since a third-place showing at the Hague Four Star on Jan. 7.
Women’s Bronze Medal Match – Laboureur/Sude vs. Betschart/Huberli – 8:50 a.m. ET
Women’s Gold Medal Match – Ross/Hughes vs. Agatha/Duda – 10:05 a.m. ET