Women’s final four in Anapa set, men’s pool play finalized
Russia’s top seeded Evgenia Ukolova and Ekaterina Khomyakova will play USA’s Heather Hughes and Kaitlin Sather Nielsen on Saturday. In the other semifinal Russia’s Maria Prokopeva and Svetlana Popova take on Germany’s Teresa Mersmann and Isabel Schneider.
The men in Anapa finalized pool play on Friday. Five teams topped their pool with three straight wins, including Slovenian qualifiers Necj Zemljak and Jan Pokersnik.
Two Russian teams in Anapa Open women’s semifinals
Two Russian teams made it to
the women’s final four of the Anapa Open after three elimination rounds on
Perfect start for new Brazilian team Thiago and Brandao
On their first FIVB event as
a new team Thiago Santos Barbosa and Oscar Brandao booked their third straight
win in pool play at the Anapa Open on Friday, defeating Latvia’s Haralds Regza
and Abolins Armands 21-15, 21-18.
Argentina tops the pool with a little bit of luck and determination
Argentina’s Ian Mehamed and
Julian Amado Azaad won a tight battle for top position in pool D at the Anapa
Open on Friday. The South Americans defeated Germany’s Finn Dittelbach and Eric
Koreng 2-1 (13-21, 21-17, 15-11), who had also claimed two wins so far, to
advance to the second elimination round unbeaten.
Estonia’s Vesik and Kollo came to Anapa only for the gold
Estonia’s Rivo Vesik and
Kristo Kollo came to the FIVB Anapa Open with just one goal: the gold. And they
are well on their way, topping the pool on Friday with three straight wins.
The women’s semifinals are scheduled for 11:00 and 12:00 on Saturday after the first elimination round in the men’s competition. The women’s medal matches are played at 15:00 and 16:00.
The men’s semifinals and medal matches are scheduled for Sunday.