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New world ranking confirmed after Fort Lauderdale Major

 

The Fort Lauderdale Major men's podium

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 15, 2017 - The launch of the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour season also features the adoption of the new FIVB World Ranking system, which is established based on the FIVB Beach Volleyball Ranking Points earned at a team's eight best performances in all FIVB sanctioned or homologated beach volleyball events over a 365-days period.

Men's ranking
After one men’s event on the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour at the Fort Lauderdale Major, USA’s Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena lead this week’s FIVB World Rankings with 4,920 points while Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins duo is second with 4,650 points. Third is Brazil’s Olympic champions Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt with 4,620 points, fourth is Brazil’s Evandro Goncalves/Pedro Solberg with 4,450 points and fifth is Poland’s Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak with 3,800 points.

FIVB World Ranking - Men

Women's ranking
For the women after one event on the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, Brazil’s Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca stand on the top rung on the ladder of the current FIVB World Rankings with 5,420 points. In second with 5,160 points is USA’s April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings, third with 5,080 points is Germany’s Olympic champions Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst, fourth with 4,170 points is Gemany’s Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude and fifth with 3,840 points is Germany’s Karla Borger/Britta Buthe.

FIVB World Ranking - Women

Fort Lauderdale Major - Men
Winning the men’s gold medal at the Fort Lauderdale Major with a perfect 8-0 match record was Brazil’s ninth-seeded qualification team of Saymon Barbosa/Alvaro Filho who stopped Brazilian eighth-seeded compatriots Evandro Goncalves/Andre Loyola in straight sets, 2-0 (21-15, 21-17) in 39 minutes in the final. Playing in their first FIVB World Tour event as a team, it was the third career FIVB World Tour gold medal for Brazil’s Alvaro and second for Saymon.


Alvaro Filho and Saymon Barbosa celebrate

Earning the men’s bronze medal in Fort Lauderdale was USA’s top-seeded Olympians Phil Dalhausser who won in three sets over American 24th-seeded compatriots Ryan Doherty/John Hyden, 2-1 (14-21, 21-13,  15-10) in 47 minutes.

In the Fort Lauderdale men’s semifinals, Brazil’s Saymon/Alvaro overcame USA’s Doherty/Hyden in two sets, 2-0 (21-16, 21-9) in 33 minutes and Brazil’s Evandro/Andre advanced to the gold medal match by defeating USA’s Dalhausser/Lucena in another two-set match, 2-0 (21-16, 21-19) in 43 minutes.

Brazil’s Saymon was selected as the men’s most outstanding player of the FIVB Swatch Fort Lauderdale Major.

In the 2017 FIVB World Tour men’s earnings after one event, Brazil’s Saymon Barbosa/Alvaro duo is on top of the money list with $40,000 in
one event with one gold medal. Second is Brazil’s Evandro Goncalves/Andre Loyola with $32,000 in one event, third is USA’s Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena with $20,000 in one event and fourth is USA’s Ryan Doherty/John Hyden with $16,000 in one event. Tied for fifth with $12,000 each in one event are Brazil’s Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Italy’s Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai, Poland’s Michal Bryl/Grzegorz and USA’s Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb.

Fort Lauderdale Major - Women
Winning the women’s gold medal at the Fort Lauderdale Major with a 6-1 match record was Brazil’s second-seeded Olympians Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca who stopped Brazilian fifth-seeded compatriots Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Lisboa in straight sets 2-0 (21-15, 21-18) in 38 minutes. It was the 32nd career FIVB gold medal for Talita and the 60th career FIVB gold medal for Larissa, who is the women’s career victory leader. As a team in 28 events on the FIVB World Tour, it was the 14th gold medal for Talita/Larissa.


Larissa Franca keeps the ball in play

Earning the women’s bronze medal in Fort Lauderdale was Germany’s third-seeded Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude who stopped USA’s 13th-seeded Summer Ross/Brooke Sweat in two sets by twin scores, 2-0 (21-14, 21-14) in just 28 minutes.

To reach the women’s gold medal match in Fort Lauderdale, in their respective semifinals, Brazil’s Talita/Larissa defeated USA’s S. Ross/Sweat in straight sets by twin scores, 2-0 (21-16, 21-16) in 34 minutes while Brazil’s Agatha/Duda advanced by coming from behind to defeat Germany’s Laboureur/Sude in three sets, 2-1 (24-26, 21-18, 15-11) in 56 minutes.

Brazil’s Larissa was selected as the women’s most outstanding player of the FIVB Swatch Fort Lauderdale Major.

In the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour women’s earnings after one event, Brazil’s Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca duo is in the top spot with $40,000 in earnings in one events with one gold medal, second is Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Lisboa with $32,000, third is Germany’s Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude with $20,000 and fourth is USA’s Summer Ross/Brooke Sweat with $16,000. Tied for fifth with $12,000 each in one event are Brazil’s Fernanda Alves/Barbara Seixas, Brazil’s Josemari Alves/Liliane Maestrini, Czech Republic’s Kristyna Kolocova/Michala Kvapilova and USA’s April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings.

Final fours
Last week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, saw teams from Brazil capture both the men’s and women’s gold medals at the season-opening $600,000 FIVB Swatch Fort Lauderdale Major. It was the first of four events on the Swatch Major Series portion of the 2017 FIVB World Tour.

Men's final fours
After one men’s tournament on the 2017 FIVB World Tour regular season schedule, two countries have at least one final four placement. Co-leaders with two final four placements are Brazil (one gold medal, one silver medal) and the United States (one bronze medal, one fourth place finish).

Women's final fours
In one women’s FIVB international event to date on the 2017 calendar, three countries have earned at least one final four finish. Leader in final four placements with two is Brazil (one gold medal, one silver medal) and tied for second with one final four finish each are Germany (one bronze medal) and the United States (one fourth place finish)

Men's winning percentage/Match wins
Based on percentage, statistically, in men’s action after one event on the 2017 FIVB World Tour calendar with a minimum of two matches played, the leader at 100 per cent is Brazil’s Saymon Barbosa/Alvaro Filho (8-0) and second at 85.7 per cent is USA’s Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena  (6-1). Tied for third at 80.0 per cent each are USA’s Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb (4-1), Poland’s Michal Bryl/Grzegorz Fijalek (4-1) and Italy’s Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai (4-1).


Phil Dalhausser in action above the Fort Lauderdale net

With eight match wins this season through one event on the 2017 FIVB World Tour, leading this category is Brazil’s Saymon Barbosa/Alvaro Filho (8-0, second is USA’s Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena (6-1) and tied for third with five match wins  each are USA’s Ryan Doherty/John Hyden (5-3) and Brazil’s Evandro Goncalves/Andre Loyola (5-3). Tied for fifth with four match wins each are USA’s Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb (4-1), Poland’s Michal Bryl/Grzegorz Fijalek (4-1), Italy’s Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai, Brazil’s Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt (4-2), USA’s Trevor Crabb/Sean Rosenthal (4-2) and Switzerland’s Nico Beeler/Marco Krattiger (4-3).

Women's winning percentage
Based on percentage, statistically, in women’s action after one event on the 2017 FIVB World Tour calendar with a minimum of two matches played, the leader at 85.7 per cent is Brazil’s Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca (6-1), second at 80.0 per cent is USA’s Kerri Walsh Jennings/April Ross (4-1) and third at 75.0 per cent is Czech Republic’s Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova (3-1). Tied for fourth at 71.4 per cent are USA’s Summer Ross/Brooke Sweat (5-2), Germany’s Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude (5-2), Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Lisboa (5-2), Brazil’s Josemari Alves/Liliane Maestrini (5-2) and Brazil’s Fernanda Alves/Barbara Seixas (5-2).

For the women in match wins following one event on the 2017 FIVB calendar, leader with six match wins is Brazil’s Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca (6-1) while tied for second with five match wins each are USA’s Summer Ross/Brooke Sweat (5-2), Germany’s Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude (5-2), Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Lisboa (5-2), Brazil’s Josemari Alves/Liliane Maestrini (5-2) and Brazil’s Fernanda Alves/Barbara Seixas (5-2).

On the horizon
Following the FIVB Swatch Fort Lauderdale Major Series in the USA, the men’s only FIVB Kish Island 3-Star will be held in Iran followed by the double-gender FIVB Shepparton 1-Star in Australia (March 4-5).

Growing history
The men’s only $100,000 FIVB Kish Island 3-Star in Iran this week will be the 354th men’s tournament since the FIVB began play in 1987. The double-gender FIVB Shepparton 1-Star event will be the 315th FIVB women’s tournament since their competition started in 1992.
 


FIVB 2017
Based in Lausanne, Switzerland as the international governing body for the Olympic sports of Beach Volleyball and Volleyball, the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball calendar features a purse of US$6.81 million with a season that extends from February to August. The calendar involves a new star-rating system with five 5-Star events, four of which are part of the FIVB Swatch Major Series portion of the schedule, three 4-Star events, six 3-Star events, four 2-Star events and seven 1-Star events and the special Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals in Canada (August 23-27). The showcase event will be the $1,000,000 2017 FIVB World Championships in Vienna, Austria (July 28-August 6).



There will also be the FIVB U21 World Championships in Nanjing, China (July 11-16).



The 2017 portion of the 2018 FIVB World Tour calendar will start in October in Qinzhou, China with one more women’s only event in October in Phuket, Thailand.

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