NBL : FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour PD Open 2019

Presented by Seri Mutiara Development in collaboration with the Malaysia Volleyball Association (MAVA) and supported by the State Government of Negeri Sembilan, the tournament took place at Pantai Saujana, Batu 4, Port Dickson from April 30 to May 4, 2019. With the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) as the governing body for the Olympic sports of volleyball, the double-gender Port Dickson Beach Open 2019 featured as part of FIVB’s World Tour 3-Star tournaments and saw participation by athletes from over 33 nations. A win in this tour is considered to be amongst the highest accolades in beach volleyball competitions.

Men’s Category: Commentary & Results

Brazil’s Alison Cerutti and Alvaro Filho completed their mission on in the Finals to secure the top podium spot of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour – PD Beach Open 2019 with a straight-set win against USA’s Theodore Brunner and William Reid Priddy. Brunner and Priddy outplayed Cerutti and Filho and had the advantage towards the end of the first set, however the Brazilian pair battled hard and succeeded in obtaining the deadlock. The duo got the final break to snatch the set at 24-22 from Cerutti’s winning block and service.

The Brazilians scored at will to gain advantage in the second set but the American duo played good defence midway through the set until Cerutti found touch and scored on two attacks, setting up Filho to score the championship point at 21-18.

Champion: Alison Cerutti / Alvaro Filho (Brasil)

2nd: William Reid Priddy / Theodore Brunner (USA)

3rd: John Hyden / Ryan Doherty (USA)

Women’s Category: Commentary & Results

Czech Republic’s Barbora Hermannova and Marketa Slukova made up for their opening set loss with a brilliant tie-break comeback to clinch the women’s gold medal of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Beach Volleyball World Tour – PD Beach Open 2019. The Czechs conceded the opening set to the Americans at 26-24, after an extensive exchange of points that resulted in six deadlocks down the final stretch.

The match continued with a heavy trade of points until the errors of the Americans and Slukova’s ace tied things up in favour of the Czech duo at 22-20. In the third set, Hermannova and Slukova placed some pressure on the serve that helped them gain the final points for the golden finish of 15-12.

Champion: Barbora Hermannova / Marketa Slukova (Czech Republic)

2nd: Kerri Walsh Jennings / Brooke Sweat  (USA)

3rd: Julia Sude / Karla Borger (Germany)