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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Database Statistics
  Men Women Total
Players: 8875 6490 15365
Tournaments: 1576 1150 2726
 
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Mark Eller 56
Eddie Drakich 52
Anthony Curci 48
Marianne Bolinger 47
Pavel Damianov 46
Jorge Perez 45
Leila Barros 43
Marie McGoldrick 42
Miklos Vejtey 42
Todd Rogers 41
Joel Whitaker 39
Helen Farr 38
Janna Ferrovecchio 37
Pia Larsen 37
Michael Carrett 35
Zeljko Nojic 34
Anita Botos 33
Yuya Ageba 31
Kim DiCello 30
Stuart Maycock 30
Ryan Upmeyer 30
Sean Westerkamm 29
Andrew Schuhmann 29
Yulia Veselova 28
Stephanie Scheele 27
Terezia Hinzellerova 26
Dylan Holland 26
Virginia Zonta 25
Jana Jaudzema 24
Luke Smith 24
Brittany Tiegs 23
Hillary Monette 22
Amelia Juarez 18
Erik Flores 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1990
Tim Hovland and Kent Steffes won the AVP Hard Rock Challenge Cup Santa Monica.  It was the 56th win for Tim Hovland, the 7th win for Kent Steffes, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2006
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the FIVB Vitória Open.  It was the 15th win for Juliana Felisberta, the 14th win for Larissa Franca, and the 14th win for the team.
In 2007
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Banco do Brasil Open.  It was the 75th win for Emanuel Rego, the 48th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 32nd win for the team.
In 2012
Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit San Diego.  It was the 1st win for Ben Saxton, the 1st win for Chaim Schalk, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Emily Day and Heather Hughes won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit San Diego.  It was the 7th win for Emily Day, the 4th win for Heather Hughes, and the 4th win for the team.
 
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9/29/2014
2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour update after 14 events
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 29, 2014 — Following last week’s return to Brazil for the 28th consecutive year, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will now take a one-week break on the calendar of its 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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9/28/2014
First FIVB World Tour medal bittersweet for Italy's Menegatti/Orsi Toth
Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 28, 2014 — It's hard to feel like something impressive has been achieved when you lose the gold medal match in a FIVB Grand Slam final 21-19 in the tiebreaker set, especially when you had match points, but that was the story of this week's FIVB Sao Paulo Grand Slam for Italy's silver medalists Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth.
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Call brings old Brazilian friends back together on the beach
Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 28, 2014 - In August 2014 Emanuel Rego decided it was time to make a call to an old friend called Ricardo Santos, because he thought it was time to write another chapter in an already impressive story, and at the FIVB Sao Paulo Grand Slam the story started to write itself.
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Brazil holds off Italy to win women’s gold at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam
São Paulo, Brazil, September 28, 2014 — It may have taken 55 minutes, to decide it, but for the packed stadium in Brazil, it was a treat to experience as host-country favorites Larissa Franca/Talita Antunes came from behind and held off the valiant effort by Italy’s Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth Sunday to capture the gold medal during the closing day of the double-gender US$800,000 FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam.
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Netherlands stops Brazil for men’s gold medal at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam
São Paulo, Brazil, September 28, 2014 — When 72 matches were all said and done, the last team standing Sunday was Netherlands’ Reinder Nummerdor/Christiaan Varenhorst as they upset home-country icons in Brazil’s Ricardo Santos/Emanuel Rego to claim the men’s gold medal at the double-gender US$800,000 FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam.
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