Eight Teams Move On To Men's Quarters At World Series
Moving on from the preliminary rounds in the two international pools will be Spain's Adrian Gavira and Pablo Herrera, Italy's Alex Ranghieri and Marco Caminati, Poland's Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak, and Canada's Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter.
Pool A's winner Herrera and Gavira didn't lose a set in pool play and will take on Schachter and Pedlow, who's only loss was to the pool champions Kantor and Losiak in three sets. Kantor and Losiak match-up against Ranghieri and Caminati in the quarters.
Across the bracket, four American teams continue their pursuit of the $50,000 first-place prize. Advancing in first place out of one of the pools were Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, who are currently the No. 1-ranked team on the FIVB World Tour. Also emerging from that pool was Theo Brunner and Casey Patterson, who's only loss came at the hands of Lucena and Dalhausser.
John Hyden and Ryan Doherty won their pool in dominating fashion, winning all three matches in two and holding their opponents to under 15 points in all but one set. Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb took down Billy Allen and Ed Ratledge and won their match over Marty Lorenz and Mark Burik by forfeit to advance.
2017 WSOBV Men's Quarterfinals Schedule
July 14, 20174:10 PM PT Herrera/Gavira (Spain) vs. Pedlow/Schachter (CAN)
5 PM PT Hyden/Doherty (USA) vs. Brunner/Patterson (USA)
July 15, 201711:10 AM PT Lucena/Dalhausser (USA) vs. Crabb Ta./Jake Gibb (USA)
11:10 AM PT Kantor/Losiak (POL) vs. Ranghieri/Caminati (ITA)