Hovmann and Stormly storm into Ruvabu main draw

 

Rubavu, Rwanda, August 21, 2019 – Denmark’s Nicolai Hovmann Overgaard and Jacob Cordua Stormly played the lone match in the qualification round on Wednesday to secure a spot in the main draw of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Rubavu 1-star men’s tournament.



The Danes grabbed the last available spot in the main draw after making a quick run in the second round of qualification with a 2-0 (21-13, 21-15) win over Japan’s Masashi Ogawa and Rui Tadano. The Danish pair played determined and swift after getting a bye on the first round.

Their regional neighbours from Norway – Kjetil Tellnes/Ragnar Marius Iversen and Stian Opsahl/Emil Ofstaas – took an easier path to the main draw, receiving double byes in the qualification tournament, together with Japan’s Kensuke Shoji and Masato Kurasaka.

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African host nation Rwanda hosts its first-ever FIVB World Tour event with a prize purse of $10,000. The main draw tournament of the double-gender Rubavu 1-star will start on Thursday, August 22, at Pearl Beach.