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

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Team: Laboureur/Sude




Germany’s Laboureur/Sude duo is 10th in the 2015 FIVB World rankings entering the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals. Laboureur, 25 and 5-10 and Sude, 28 and 6-1 are part of the massive German beach volleyball development program and have played in 22 FIVB World Tour events together with two silver medals, one fourth and three fifth-place finishes.  This season they have had best finishes of fifth at the FIVB Prague Open early in the year and at the recent FIVB Rio Open. The German duo also had ninth-place finishes this season at FIVB Grand Slams in Long Beach, St. Petersburg and Moscow along with a ninth in the SWATCH FIVB Porec Major Series event in Croatia. Laboureur/Sude finished 17th in the 2015 FIVB World Championships in the Netherlands. Their final match record this year on the 2015 FIVB World Tour was 40-27 which included an unblemished 5-0 record in qualification tournament matches.

SUDE lives in Friedrichshafen and has played in 75 career FIVB World Tour events with six different teammates, including 27 with Jana Kohler and 18 with Lehman. Laboureur/Sude won gold at two CEV events in 2014. Sude has played in 16 total CEV events including the two wins with Laboureur. Prior to this year with Laboureur, Sude was 37th in the FIVB World Championships with Lehman in 2009 Stavanger and fifth with Kohler in 2011 in Rome.

LABOUREUR lives in Berlin and has played in 42 career FIVB World Tour events with eight different partners including 10 with Claudia Lehman with two silver medals. Laboureur has also played in eight CEV events and won two gold medals with Sude in 2014. The German pair finished fifth in this year’s European championships in Klagenfurt, Austria. Laboureur won the gold medal at the 2008 U-19 FIVB World Championships in The Hague with Levke Springer. 

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