Brazilian pair Rufino and Salgado top seeds at Fuzhou Open Women’s Qualification Tournament
A total of 21 teams were seeded following Tuesday’s technical meeting for the Qualification Tournament with Rufino and Salgado topping the draw. The Brazilian pair has won a number of Open medals including gold at the Myslowice Open in 2008.
The seeds are based on the individual players' points tally, with Swiss pair Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Vergé-Dépré seeded second, Miller Elwin and Henriette Iatika from Vanuatu third and Kazakhstan’s Tatyana Mashkova and Irina Tsimbalova fourth.
The top eight teams from the Qualification Tournament
will join the 24 Main Draw teams starting on Thursday.
Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province lies on the
southeast coast of mainland China and hosts the Open event for the first time.
The city held the AVC Beach Volleyball Continental Cup in 2012 where Taliqua
Clancy was part of the winning Australian team.