FIVB: Brazil Main Draw (Men)

Maverick Hatch fights at the net for the ball with Stefan Gunnarsson. Photo: fivb.orgOur Canadian men's beach volleyball teams also missed the main draw down at the FIVB Brazil event.  Josh Binstock and Rich VanHuizen had a bye the first round and were defeated in the second round by Marco Grimalt and Esteban Grimalt of Chile scoring 21-18 and 21-18.

Team Maverick Hatch and Sam Schachter defeated Daniel Hupfer and Helmut Moser of Austria by scores of 21-13 and 21-13.  A great win for Mav and Sam.  Not only was it their first FIVB match together, but they were kicked off the court earlier by Austria during a practice session. I'm sure it felt good to get some nice revenge and win your first FIVB game at the same time.  They lost their second match to Stefan Gunnarsson and Hannes Brinkborg of Sweden by scores of 21-19 and 21-13.  So both our men's teams missed the main draw this event, but alas, the show must go on.  Here are the match ups for the first round of the main draw.

16 20-Apr 11:00 2 Lipe-Franco BRA [31] Brink-Reckermann GER [2]    
15 20-Apr 11:00 6 Boersma E.-Spijkers NED [15] Lochhead-Pitman NZL [18]    
14 20-Apr 11:00 5 Dollinger-Windscheif GER [23] Xu-Wu CHN [10]    
13 20-Apr 11:00 1 Pedro-Cunha BRA [7] Patterson-Keenan USA [26]    
12 20-Apr 10:00 6 Gunnarsson-Brinkborg SWE [27] Gibb-Rosenthal USA [6]    
11 20-Apr 10:00 2 Bruno-Benjamin BRA [11] Weingart-Laciga M. SUI [22]    
10 20-Apr 10:00 5 Ces-Cès FRA [19] Fijalek-Prudel POL [14]    
9 20-Apr 10:00 1 Ricardo-Marcio Araujo BRA [3] Brouwer-Meeuwsen NED [30]    
8 20-Apr 09:00 6 Fañe-Hernandez VEN [29] Fuerbringer-Lucena USA [4]    
7 20-Apr 09:00 5 Nummerdor-Schuil NED [13] Ingrosso P.-Ingrosso ITA [20]    
6 20-Apr 09:00 2 Erdmann-Matysik GER [21] Jennings-Wong USA [12]    
5 20-Apr 09:00 1 Emanuel-Alison BRA [5] Nicolai-Lupo ITA [28]    
4 20-Apr 08:00 1 Pastukhov-Bogatov RUS [25] Thiago-Harley BRA [8]    
3 20-Apr 08:00 6 Herrera-Gavira ESP [9] Semenov-Prokopiev RUS [24]    
2 20-Apr 08:00 5 Heuscher-Bellaguarda SUI [17] Geor-Gia GEO [16]    
1 20-Apr 08:00 2 Rogers-Dalhausser USA [1] M. Grimalt-Grimalt CHI [32]