2018-01-17 16:08:00 CET

Shock early season split!

Trevor Crabb and Sean Rosenthal last one tournament in 2018 before calling it quits

Trevor in action at last season's Fort Lauderdale MajorTrevor in action at last season's Fort Lauderdale Major

The 2018 international beach volleyball season has just started but it’s never too early for a team to split, right?

Well that was the case for Americans Trevor Crabb and Sean Rosenthal, who announced they are going different ways after just one tournament this year.

The duo’s one and only time on the sand together saw them finish a frustrating 33rd at the World Tour four-star event in The Hague in the first week of the year.

At 28, the older of the Crabb brothers obviously still has plans of competing overseas and he says wants to have someone who shares the same ideas by his side in the courts.

Crabb and Rosenthal were together since the beginning of 2017. They competed in six World Tour tournaments, the high point a fifth place in Xiamen, China, last April.

But Crabb, who has played 17 World Tour events since 2014, will compete in our Fort Lauderdale Major, between February 27 and March 4, with Sylar DelSol. The team will make its debut one week earlier, in the three-star tournament in Kish Island, Iran.

DelSol, a 27-year-old defender, has played in only one World Tour event in his entire career, last November, in Sydney, Australia, where he finished 25th with Adam Roberts. He has also competed in six NORCECA tournaments, finishing four twice.

“I’m so thankful for the opportunity to play with Trevor,” DelSol said to VolleyballMag.com. “I hope that this will lead to bigger and better things, and I’m excited for both our potential as a team and to travel internationally doing what I love.”

Sean (left), pictured with Trevor in Fort Lauderdale last yearSean (left), pictured with Trevor in Fort Lauderdale last year

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