Eight women’s teams and 16 men’s still standing at Berlin smart Grand Slam
Berlin, Germany, June 20, 2014 - The women’s quarterfinals took shape on Friday at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Berlin smart Grand Slam, while the men went down to the last 16.
Host country Germany saw their top team Jonathan Erdmann and Kay Matysik eliminated in the pool phase. Second seeded Americans Sean Rosenthal and Phil Dalhauser were knocked out in the first round.
The women’s quarterfinal line-up: Ross/Walsh (USA) – Antonelli/Juliana (BRA), Agatha/Seixas (BRA) – Borger/Büthe (GER), Talita/Lima (BRA) – Kolocova/Slukova (CZE), Bawden/Clancy (AUS) - Wang Fan/Yue Y. (CHN).
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On Saturday the men will kick off at 8.00 with the second elimination round, followed by the women’s quarterfinals, the men’s quarterfinals and the women’s semifinals. The men’s semis and the medal matches for both genders are scheduled for Sunday.
The $800.000 Berlin smart Grand Slam is the fourth of seven Grand Slams on the European continent. Next week the World Tour will move to Norway for the FIVB Stavanger Grand Slam.