The Czech Republic's second team breezed into the women's semi-finals as their first team were knocked out on the third day of action at the International Volleyball Federation's inaugural Snow Volleyball World Tour event in Austria.
With two teams in the last eight in Wagrain-Kleinarl, the Czech second team of Anna Dostalova, Diana Zolnercikova and Martina Jakubsova saw off Germany's Michaela Bertalanitsch, Mira Heimrich, Sophia Kozlowski and Natascha Niemczyk 15-8, 15-7.
The Czech's other team of Michaela Knoblochova, Lumila Lojkova, Ivana Cebakova and Michaela Smejcka played in the last quarter-final and initially took the lead, only to lose in three sets against Argentina's Julieta Puntin, Cecilia Peralta, Maria Eguenia Tuliz and Maria Virginia Zonta.
That match finished 14-16, 15-13, 15-12 in the Argentinian team's favour.
The day's first quarter-final was won by the United States as their only team triumphed over Lithuania's trio 15-10, 17-15.
The semi-final line-up was completed as Russia's first team beat Sweden's top side 15-10, 15-6.
The men's semifinals at Wagrain-Kleinarl 🇦🇹 are set, and we have two Austria 🇦🇹 vs Russia 🇷🇺 matchups! It's Russia 3 vs Austria 2 & Austria 1 vs Russia 1! One of these teams will be the 1st-ever #FIVB SnowVolleyball WT champs!— Volleyball World (@FIVBVolleyball) March 30, 2019
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Argentina will now face Russia, while Dostalova, Zolnercikova and Jakubsova from the Czech Republic will face the US in the semi-finals which are set to take place tomorrow.
In the men's draw two Austrian teams advanced into the semi-finals and are separated in the last four on home snow.
The team of Florian Schnetzer, Alexander Huber, Martin Streitfellner and Christoph Dressler were the first to make it through as they beat Brazil's Marcio Araujo, Gilberto Fiho, Gabriel Gouveia and Pedro Santos 15-12, 15-11.
They were then joined in the semi-finals by their compatriots Felix Friedl, Arwin Kopshar and Maximilian Trummer, who saw off Cameroon's Joseph Boyomo, Didier Hile and Guy Nanga 15-10, 17-15 in the last match of the day.
The other two quarter-finals were both won by Russia in three sets.
In an all-Russian tie the first team of Pavel Rakusov, Yury Bogatov, Mikita Kuzmin and Petr Bakhnar beat the second team 15-13, 6-15, 18-16.
Russia's third team then came from behind to beat the only side from the US, 13-15, 15-12, 15-13.