Day 1 At The FIVB Men’s Club World Championship Ends In Easy Sweeps

FIVB MEN’S CLUB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

  • October 18-23
  • Minas Tenis Clube, Betim, Brazil
  • Watch live on FIVB’s YouTube channel or follow on Twitter

Day One

Zenit Kazan dominates Tala’ea El-Geish

Zenit Kazan, reigning European champions, roll past Tala’ea El-Geish in a quick three set sweep, 25-14, 25-19, 25-15 in Pool A.

Zenit Kazan out-blocked Tala’ea El-Geish 10-0 with Maxim Mikhaylov getting three of the blocks, also adding seven kills to his tally. Wilfredo Leon Wenero added six kills and Matthew Anderson had seven for Zenit Kazan.

Tlal’ea El-Geish’s Ahmed Abdelhay put down nine kills and one ace.

UPCN takes down Minas Tenis Clube

UPCN, six-time Argentinean champions and the 2015 bronze medalists at World Champs, swept Minas Tenis Clube, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18 in Pool B.

Nikolay Uchikov led the way for UPCN with eight kills, two blocks and two aces. Close behind was Martin Ramos with seven kills, three blocks and one ace.

Leading the way for Minas Tenis Clube was Yordan Bisset Astengo with a match-best 14 kills. Tiago Wesz contributed nine kills to the effort.

Sada Cruzeiro defeats Taichung Bank

Sada Cruzeiro stomped Taichung Bank in less than an hour in a three set sweep, 25-10, 25-16, 25-13 in Pool A.

Leading all players, Yoandy Leal Hidalgo put down 12 kills and three aces for Sada Cruzeiro. Evandro M. Guerra added nine kills and one block.

Not much scoring happened for Taichung Bank in the three set drop, Chien-Feng Huang led the team with six kills.

Pool Standings

Rankings Pool A

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Sada Cruzeiro
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 MAX 75 39 1.923
2
Zenit Kazan
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 MAX 75 48 1.562
3
Tala’ea El-Geish
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0.000 48 75 0.640
4
Taichung Bank
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0.000 39 75 0.520

Rankings Pool B

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
UPCN
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 MAX 75 58 1.293
2
Minas Tênis Clube
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0.000 58 75 0.773
3
Bolivar
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MAX 0 0 MAX
3
Trentino Volley
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MAX 0 0 MAX

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