Lausanne, Switzerland, April 29, 2013 – Olympic men’s silver medallists Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego of Brazil have withdrawn from the second consecutive event of this season due to an injury received by Alison to his little finger on his left hand.
Brian Cook has become the 18th player in Stanford men's volleyball history to be named first-team All-American.
The 6-foot-5 Cook ranks fourth in the nation with 4.01 kills per set while totaling 417 kills this season. Cook was a consistent performer with a total of six matches of 20-plus kills, including two season-highs of 24.
Fuzhou, China, April 26, 2013 – Alexander Huber and Robin Seidl from Austria continue an outstanding run all the way from the Qualification Tournament to win all three matches of the day, earning a place in the semi-final at the Fuzhou Open in China.
Bottom seeded Huber and Seidl’s first match of the day was an epic battle with USA legend Todd Rogers and new partner Ryan Doherty, ending with the Austrian underdogs winning 2-1 (15-21, 24-22, 15-13).
Fuzhou, China, April 25, 2013 – Sanne Keizer and Marleen Van Iersel from the Netherlands top Pool B after winning their first two matches of the Fuzhou Open in China on Thursday.
The Dutch pair made hard work of their first match in the morning against China’s Wang Fan and Ding Jingjing, but held on in the third set to win 21-19, 16-21, 15-13. Keizer and Van Iersel’s second match went a little more to their liking, beating Austrians Doris Schwaiger and Stefanie Schwaiger 23-21, 21-16.
Fuzhou, China, April 25, 2013 – Reigning Olympic champion Julius Brink with new partner Sebastian Fuchs from Germany finished second in Pool A at the Fuzhou Open in China on Thursday.
Brink won gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games with Jonas Reckermann and following Reckermann’s retirement joined forces with 26-year-old Sebastian Fuchs for the 2013 season.