09/08/2018 22:56
Vaduz Satellite continues with bunch of surprising results
2018 CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite - Vaduz

Vaduz, Liechtenstein, August 9, 2018. Teams from Russia, Austria, Canada and Czech Republic secured on Thursday their spot in the men’s Main Draw of the 1-Star/Satellite in Vaduz while the women’s competition featured the pool phase – with winners and losers knowing at the end of a long day their destiny for the remainder of the tournament.

Russia’s Taras Myskiv/Valeriy Samoday are up for another sensation after last week they claimed gold at the Satellite held in Ljubljana – in what was their first competition as a team. They have now made the first step towards achieving further success in Vaduz, since the 22-year-old Myskiv and 27-year-old Samoday qualified for the Main Draw in emphatic style. Florian Ertl/Mathias Seiser of Austria, Czech Republic’s David Lenc/Patrik Manas and Canada’s Simon Fecteau-Boutin and Hugo Rosso-Bonneau progressed to the Main Draw as well.

Reigning European Snow Volleyball champion Taras Myskiv of Russia in action at the 1-Star/Satellite event in Vaduz

The men’s tournament resumes on Friday at 9 am with the start of the Main Draw and teams from 12 nations playing for the title. Top seeds are Quentin Métral/Simon Hagenbuch of Switzerland, while the home team Manuel Gahr/Maximilian von Deichmann are the no. 4 seeds of the tournament in downtown Vaduz.

Home favourites leave women’s competition

As for the women’s tournament, pool play defined which teams move directly into the quarterfinals (the winners of each pool of four) and who has to take the ‘detour’ through the first stage of the elimination phase (the second and third placed of each pool). The two Liechtenstein teams Ramona Kaiser/Laura Marxer and Chiara Bigger/Nina Ludwig suffered two losses each in as many matches and have to leave the competition after completion of pool play.

Somewhat surprisingly, the number 2 seeds of the tournament, Austria’s Eva Freiberger/Valerie Teufl are out of contention as well. Two teams from the Netherlands, Katja Stam/Julia Wouters and Puk Stubbe/Emma Piersma are already in the quarterfinals. Stam/Wouters upset top seeds and Ljubljana gold medallists Esmée Böbner/Zoé Vergé-Dépré of Switzerland in Pool A. The Swiss lost their second match in Vaduz 0-2 (19-21, 21-23). They made too many easy mistakes with their services as they failed to find a way to deal with quite a strong wind on the side court and did not perform too well with their block and defence game neither.

Austrian siblings Dorina and Ronja Klinger were among the surprise pool winners on Thursday

Greece’s Dimitra Manavi/Konstantina Tsopoulou and the Austrian siblings Ronja and Dorina Klinger are through to the quarterfinals as well. Both Stubbe/Piersma and Klinger/Klinger had to start their campaign in Vaduz with the qualification round on Wednesday. An interesting detail: Klinger/Klinger have started their Beach Volleyball career rather late. They were both successful junior skiers before and their parents run a winter sports school back home in Austria.

After the men’s matches scheduled for Friday early morning, women’s action will resume at 11:30 local time.

Main picture: Katja Stam (NED) blocks Esmée Böbner (SUI) as she and partner Julia Wouters upset the top seeded Swiss team on Thursday in Vaduz

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