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Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | 29 September - 4 October 2015

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Press release

Team: Evandro/Pedro




Playing together for the first-time in 2015, Evandro and Pedro placed third at the 2015 FIVB “senior” World Championships July 5 at The Hague. The Brazilians have appeared in two international finals together with a gold medal finish at the SWATCH Major event in mid-June at Stavanger, Norway. Evandro and Pedro dropped the Russian Grand Slam finale at the end of May by losing to Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira in the Moscow gold medal match. For the season, Evandro and Pedro have never finished lower than ninth with five quarter-final appearances and three podium placements. The pair has a 37-20 FIVB match mark. On the Brazilian domestic tour, Evandro and Pedro have played in eight events with two gold medals and six “final four” finishes.

Pedro has been playing full-time on the FIVB World Tour since 2006 when he was 20. He has competed in 122 world tour events (682 matches) with 15 gold medals, 32 podium placements and 44 “final four” finishes. His match mark is 467-215 (68.5%). He played nine events in 2014 with Emanuel Rego before teaming with Alvaro Filho for two stops where the pair had a gold medal finish in Stare Jablonki, Poland. Pedro never finished below fourth in any of six FIVB youth/junior World Championships with three under-21 gold medals (2002 with Ian Borges, 2003 with Pedro Cunha, and 2006 with Bruno Oscar Schmidt). Pedro was the FIVB’s top blocker in 2013 and was named the best scorer at the 2015 world championships. Pedro’s mother (Isabel) won a FIVB World Tour event in 1994 on South Beach in Miami. His sisters (Carolina and Maria Clara) won international gold medals in Poland (2008) and Russia (2013).

Evandro has played full-time on the FIVB World Tour since 2012 with two gold medals, four podium placements and five “final four” finishes to his credit in 43 events. He has a 117-78 FIVB World Tour match mark (60.0%). In 2014, Evandro played in 10 events with Vitor Felipe with a season-best placement of fifth in Moscow. The pair also played in two title matches in 2013 with a gold medal in Berlin and a silver in Moscow the next week. Evandro was the best server (97 km) at the 2015 world championships.

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