2018-05-13 16:46:00 CEST
The recently-formed American team won the World Tour three-star event in Switzerland
It didn’t take much for the new team of Trevor Crabb and John Mayer to celebrate their first title. Playing just their second tournament together, the Americans won the World Tour three-star tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, on Sunday.
Crabb, who split with Sean Rosenthal earlier in the season, and Mayer had a comfortable 21-10, 21-16 victory over Serbia’s Stefan Basta and Lazar Kolaric in the gold medal match in Switzerland. The local team of Mirco Gerson and Adrian Heidrich claimed bronze after a 21-19, 21-13 win against Indonesia’s Candra Rachmawan and Mohammad Ashfiya.
In the women’s tournament, Australia’s Taliqua Clany and Mariafe Artacho took the gold home. The runners-up of the 2018 Commonwealth Games prevailed over China’s Fan Wang and Xinyi Xia in straight sets (21-12, 21-18). USA’s Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen also stepped in the podium following a 2-1 (19-21, 21-17, 15-9) triumph over the Netherlands’ Joy Stubbe and Marleen van Iersel.
Happy #Lucerne winners Artacho and Clancy of Australia upon bagging their third gold on the #BeachWorldTour https://t.co/jBCNXy959i
All-Japanese podium in Vietnam
In the women-only one-star event in Tuan Chau Island, Vietnam, Japanese teams occupied all three spots available in the podium. Suzuka Hashimoto and Sayaka Mizoe won gold after a three-set (25-23, 18-21, 15-13) victory over Minori Kumada and Yui Nagata. Kaho Sakaguchi and Yukako Suzuki finished third as they defeated Israel’s Noy Chorin and Sofia Starikovm also 2-1 (21-18, 17-21, 15-13).
It was a podium sweep for Japan 🇯🇵 at Tuan Chau Island! Recap how the final day in Vietnam went: https://t.co/a8ZY2Zzx5l #BeachWorldTour
The World Tour will have two more events happening this week with a four-star tournament taking place in Itapema, Brazil, and a one-star competition being played in Aydin, Turkey, from May 17 to 20.
The next stop on the FIVB World Tour is a trip to China. This is our preview. Enjoy.
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