Brazilians Barbara/Fernanda (BRA) celebrate their first Beach Major Series title, Summer/Sweat win bronze for the USA

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Beach Volleyball Major Series 2018 – 1. stop – Fort Lauderdale (USA) | Barbara/Fernanda won battle of Brazil vs. Lima/Horta

Barbara Seixas De Freitas and Fernanda Berti Alves of Brazil compete against Taiana De Souza Lima and Carolina Horta Maximo of Brazil during the gold medal match during the first stage of the Beach Volleyball Major Series at the Fort Lauderdale Major on March 3, 2018.

2018’s Champions come from Brazil: Barbara Seixas de Freitas and Fernanda Berti Alves won over theirs countywomen Taiana Lima and Carol Horta in the gold medal match. 21:16 in set 1, 21:13 in set 2 meant a straight victory for this phenomenal duo. It was their first title on the Major Series together since they joined forces after the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Brooke Sweat Youngquist and Summer Ross of the United States compete against Victoria Bieneck and Isabel Schneider of Germany during the bronze medal match
at the first stage of the Beach Volleyball Major Series at the Fort Lauderdale Major on March 3, 2018.

In the semi-final before, the young Germans Isabel Schneider und Victoria Bieneck surprised with great performances throughout this first 5* star tournament of the year. In the end Lima/Horta, who took home the silver medal later on, were too strong. Local Heroes Brooke Sweat Youngquist and Summer Ross, were thrilled to bounce back after their semi-final loss. 21-17 and 21-13 got themselves on the podium at the Fort Lauderdale Major.

Silver Medalists De Souza Lima and Carolina Horta Maximo of Brazil, Gold Medalists Barbara Seixas De Freitas and Fernanda Berti Alves of Brazil and Bronze Medalists Brooke Sweat Youngquist and Summer Ross of the United States during the Award Ceremony of the first stage of the Beach Volleyball Major Series at the Fort Lauderdale Major on March 3, 2018.

Results:

  1. Barbara Seixas de Freitas / Fernanda Berti Alves
  2. Taiana De Souza Lima / Carolina Horta Maximo
  3. Brooke Sweat Youngquist / Summer Ross

 




Beach Volleyball Major Series 2018 stops:

  • February 27th – March 4th –  Fort Lauderdale (USA)
  • July 10th – July 15th – Gstaad (SUI)
  • July 31st – August 5th – Wien (AUT)
  • August 14th – August 19th – World Tour Finals 2018: Hamburg (GER)

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