FIVB World Tour
US$600,000 Fort Lauderdale Major, Five Star
February 7 - 11, 2017
(2) Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins, Latvia
 
Aleksandrs Samoilovs
Latvia
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Apr 6, 1985 (33 yrs old)
Home Town: Riga
Resides: Riga
Height: 196 cm (6'5")
Weight: 96 kg (211 lb)
Seasons: 17
Tournaments: 166
Career Wins: 13
Career FIVB WT Wins: 11
Career Winnings: US$696,637.50
Janis Smedins
Latvia
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Jul 31, 1987 (31 yrs old)
Home Town: Kuldiga
Resides: Kuldiga
Height: 191 cm (6'3")
Weight: 84 kg (185 lb)
Seasons: 17
Tournaments: 132
Career Wins: 12
Career Winnings: US$618,462.50
Team Career Summary 
TourPlayed123457913171925Money
FIVB7011566110220711 US$979,175.00
Previous Fort Lauderdale Results 
YearPartner - ResultPartner - Result
2018 Janis Smedins - 3rd Aleksandrs Samoilovs - 3rd
Recent Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 9/14-18/2016 2016 World Tour Finals Toronto 2 5 0 US$9,000.00
FIVB 8/23-28/2016 Long Beach Grand Slam 2 3 640 US$32,000.00
FIVB 8/6-18/2016 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 9 19   US$0.00
FIVB 7/26-31/2016 A1 Major Klagenfurt 1 1 800 US$57,000.00
FIVB 7/5-10/2016 Gstaad Major 6 3 640 US$32,000.00
FIVB 6/28-7/3/2016 Porec Major 5 4 560 US$24,000.00
FIVB 6/15-19/2016 Poland Grand Slam 6 1 800 US$57,000.00
FIVB 6/7-12/2016 Major Hamburg 13 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 5/24-29/2016 Moscow Grand Slam 9 17 240 US$7,000.00
FIVB 5/10-15/2016 Antalya Open 4 1 500 US$11,000.00
FIVB 5/3-8/2016 Sochi Open 4 9 240 US$2,000.00
FIVB 4/19-23/2016 Fuzhou Open 4 4 350 US$4,500.00
FIVB 4/12-16/2016 Xiamen Open 2 5 300 US$3,375.00
FIVB 3/8-13/2016 Rio de Janeiro Grand Slam 7 17 240 US$7,000.00
Fort Lauderdale Major Five Star Matches
DateBracketOpponentScoreTime
Wed, 2/8/2017 Pool B Trevor Crabb / Sean Rosenthal, United States (31, Q12) Lost 23-25, 23-25 0:45
Wed, 2/8/2017 Pool B Kacper Kujawiak / Mariusz Prudel, Poland (18) Won 21-16, 18-21, 15-10 0:47
Thu, 2/9/2017 Pool B Viacheslav Krasilnikov / Nikita Liamin, Russia (15) Won 21-19, 15-21, 15-12 0:45
Thu, 2/9/2017 Winner 1 Markus Bockermann / Lars Fluggen, Germany (19) Lost 19-21, 19-21 0:42
Major Series Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 7/7-12/2015 Gstaad Major Series 5 2 720 US$43,000.00
FIVB 6/7-12/2016 Major Hamburg 13 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 6/28-7/3/2016 Porec Major 5 4 560 US$24,000.00
FIVB 7/5-10/2016 Gstaad Major 6 3 640 US$32,000.00
FIVB 7/26-31/2016 A1 Major Klagenfurt 1 1 800 US$57,000.00
FIVB 2/7-11/2017 Fort Lauderdale Major Five Star 2 17 240 US$6,000.00
FIVB 6/26-7/2/2017 Porec Major Five Star 2 9 360 US$8,000.00
FIVB 7/3-9/2017 Gstaad Major Five Star 5 17 240 US$6,000.00
FIVB 2/27-3/4/2018 Fort Lauderdale Major 12 3 960 US$20,000.00
FIVB 7/9-14/2018 Gstaad Major 11 9 600 US$8,000.00
FIVB 7/31-8/5/2018 Vienna Major 7 9 600 US$8,000.00
Head to Head Results
Samoilovs/Smedins lead the series against the field 46-29
DateTourTournamentRoundWinning TeamSeedLosing TeamSeedScoreTime
Trail the series against # 1 Dalhausser/Lucena, United States 1-3
7/10/16FIVBGstaad Major Semi-Finals Dalhausser/Lucena 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 6 21-18, 21-16 0:36
4/23/16FIVBFuzhou Open Semi-Finals Dalhausser/Lucena 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 21-19, 21-13 0:36
9/13/15FIVBSochi Open Gold Medal Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Dalhausser/Lucena 3 24-22, 21-19 0:44
8/21/15FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Winner 2 Dalhausser/Lucena 24 Samoilovs/Smedins 6 17-21, 21-11, 15-12 0:54
Trail the series against # 3 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt, Brazil 3-5
7/3/16FIVBPorec Major Semi-Finals Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 18-21, 21-17, 15-11 0:53
6/19/16FIVBPoland Grand Slam Gold Medal Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 2 21-19, 21-15 0:37
8/29/15FIVBOlsztyn Poland Grand Slam Winner 3 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 9 21-12, 21-19 0:33
7/12/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Gold Medal Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 3 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 21-16, 13-21, 15-10 0:44
9/26/14FIVBSão Paulo Grand Slam Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 1 21-17, 21-19 0:38
8/3/14FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Semi-Finals Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 3 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 21-14, 21-17 0:35
7/25/14FIVBASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 3 21-9, 21-19 0:35
4/26/14FIVBFuzhou Open Semi-Finals Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 6 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 13-21, 23-21, 15-7 0:53
Lead the series against # 5 Kantor/Losiak, Poland 5-2
8/27/16FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Winner 3 Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Kantor/Losiak 5 14-21, 21-9, 16-14 0:42
3/10/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Pool G Kantor/Losiak 23, Q1 Samoilovs/Smedins 7 19-21, 21-11, 15-11 0:44
9/26/14FIVBSão Paulo Grand Slam Winner 3 Kantor/Losiak 16 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 21-18, 20-22, 15-13 1:15
8/21/14FIVBStare Jablonki Grand Slam Pool E Samoilovs/Smedins 5 Kantor/Losiak 21 21-14, 21-14 0:32
6/28/14FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Winner 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Kantor/Losiak 25 21-12, 21-15 0:28
10/11/13FIVBSão Paulo Grand Slam Winner 3 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Kantor/Losiak 19 21-16, 21-16 0:34
10/10/13FIVBSão Paulo Grand Slam Pool C Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Kantor/Losiak 19 21-18, 21-13 0:33
Lead the series against # 6 Gavira/Herrera, Spain 5-3
7/10/16FIVBGstaad Major Bronze Medal Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Gavira/Herrera 7 21-14, 34-32 0:51
6/18/16FIVBPoland Grand Slam Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Gavira/Herrera 4 19-21, 21-17, 15-13 0:47
4/23/16FIVBFuzhou Open Bronze Medal Gavira/Herrera 5 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 17-21, 21-19, 15-12 0:48
5/28/15FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool E Gavira/Herrera 12 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 21-16, 21-17 0:37
6/28/14FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Winner 2 Gavira/Herrera 12 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 21-18, 20-22, 20-18 0:56
4/25/14FIVBFuzhou Open Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 Gavira/Herrera 3 23-25, 21-17, 16-14 0:55
10/12/13FIVBSão Paulo Grand Slam Bronze Medal Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Gavira/Herrera 5 21-14, 21-12 0:29
7/25/13FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Pool C Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Gavira/Herrera 14 21-19, 26-24 0:45
Series tied with # 7 Saxton/Schalk, Canada 4-4
8/8/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Pool D Samoilovs/Smedins 9 Saxton/Schalk 16 21-17, 18-21, 15-13 0:55
7/31/16FIVBA1 Major Klagenfurt Semi-Finals Samoilovs/Smedins 1 Saxton/Schalk 3 21-16, 21-18 0:34
7/3/16FIVBPorec Major Bronze Medal Saxton/Schalk 6 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 19-21, 30-28, 20-18 1:01
3/11/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Winner 1 Saxton/Schalk 8 Samoilovs/Smedins 7 21-17, 17-21, 16-14 0:49
7/10/14FIVBGstaad Grand Slam Pool E Saxton/Schalk 21 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 24-22, 18-21, 16-14 0:57
8/23/13FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool C Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Saxton/Schalk 14 21-19, 24-22 0:40
7/6/13FIVBStare Jablonki World Championships Winner 2 Saxton/Schalk 40 Samoilovs/Smedins 6 21-15, 21-18 0:34
6/19/13FIVBRome Grand Slam Pool F Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Saxton/Schalk 27, Q9 21-11, 21-13 0:31
Trail the series against # 10 Lupo/Nicolai, Italy 2-4
9/12/15FIVBSochi Open Semi-Finals Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Lupo/Nicolai 4 21-17, 21-17 0:38
7/10/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Pool E Lupo/Nicolai 12 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 18-21, 21-19, 15-13 0:56
5/3/14FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Gold Medal Lupo/Nicolai 7 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 24-26, 21-18, 15-12 0:56
10/25/13FIVBXiamen Grand Slam Winner 2 Lupo/Nicolai 11 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 24-22, 25-23 0:45
7/26/13FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Winner 3 Lupo/Nicolai 6 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 21-17, 19-21, 16-14 0:50
6/22/13FIVBRome Grand Slam Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Lupo/Nicolai 1 21-19, 22-20 0:38
Lead the series against # 15 Krasilnikov/Liamin, Russia 1-0
2/9/17FIVBFort Lauderdale Major Five Star Pool B Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Krasilnikov/Liamin 15 21-19, 15-21, 15-12 0:45
Lead the series against # 16 Stoyanovskiy/Yarzutkin, Russia 2-1
7/29/16FIVBA1 Major Klagenfurt Pool A Stoyanovskiy/Yarzutkin 16 Samoilovs/Smedins 1 21-19, 14-21, 15-11 0:38
3/9/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Pool G Samoilovs/Smedins 7 Stoyanovskiy/Yarzutkin 26, Q2 21-18, 21-18 0:31
9/10/15FIVBSochi Open Pool B Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Stoyanovskiy/Yarzutkin 18 21-15, 29-27 0:40
Lead the series against # 17 Doppler/Horst, Austria 6-2
7/24/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Winner 2 Doppler/Horst 9 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 21-17, 17-21, 15-11 0:50
7/11/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 Doppler/Horst 9 21-17, 28-26 0:45
9/26/14FIVBSão Paulo Grand Slam Winner 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Doppler/Horst 10 21-17, 19-21, 15-9 0:44
8/24/14FIVBStare Jablonki Grand Slam Semi-Finals Samoilovs/Smedins 5 Doppler/Horst 17 22-20, 21-17 0:38
7/17/14FIVBThe Hague Grand Slam Pool D Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Doppler/Horst 20 21-18, 21-16 0:36
6/21/13FIVBRome Grand Slam Pool F Doppler/Horst 11 Samoilovs/Smedins 6 21-18, 21-18 0:38
6/15/13FIVBThe Hague Grand Slam Winner 3 Samoilovs/Smedins 10 Doppler/Horst 18 21-19, 21-17 0:38
5/25/13FIVBCorrientes Grand Slam Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 9 Doppler/Horst 16, Q1 21-18, 29-27 0:47
Lead the series against # 18 Kujawiak/Prudel, Poland 1-0
2/8/17FIVBFort Lauderdale Major Five Star Pool B Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Kujawiak/Prudel 18 21-16, 18-21, 15-10 0:47
Lead the series against # 19 Bockermann/Fluggen, Germany 4-3
2/9/17FIVBFort Lauderdale Major Five Star Winner 1 Bockermann/Fluggen 19 Samoilovs/Smedins 2 21-19, 21-19 0:42
7/9/16FIVBGstaad Major Winner 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Bockermann/Fluggen 13 21-16, 21-15 0:34
5/15/16FIVBAntalya Open Gold Medal Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Bockermann/Fluggen 9 By Forfeit  
9/26/15FIVBXiamen Open Semi-Finals Bockermann/Fluggen 7 Samoilovs/Smedins 1 16-21, 22-20, 15-11 0:53
9/6/15FIVBRio Open Gold Medal Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Bockermann/Fluggen 10 21-15, 25-23 0:44
9/4/15FIVBRio Open Pool C Bockermann/Fluggen 10 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 13-21, 31-29, 15-13 0:53
7/9/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Pool E Samoilovs/Smedins 5 Bockermann/Fluggen 28, Q7 21-17, 19-21, 15-9 0:45
Lead the series against # 20 Plavins/Regza, Latvia 3-0
8/26/16FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Plavins/Regza 17 21-9, 21-15 0:27
4/22/16FIVBFuzhou Open Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Plavins/Regza 16 21-18, 21-12 0:35
9/26/15FIVBXiamen Open Bronze Medal Samoilovs/Smedins 1 Plavins/Regza 9 21-17, 21-13 0:34
Lead the series against # 22 Caminati/Ranghieri, Italy 1-0
8/28/16FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Bronze Medal Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Caminati/Ranghieri 20 21-18, 21-19 0:41
Lead the series against # 23 Grimalt/Grimalt, Chile 3-1
8/24/16FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Pool B Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Grimalt/Grimalt 15 17-21, 21-17, 15-9 0:48
4/15/16FIVBXiamen Open Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Grimalt/Grimalt 11 21-16, 21-13 0:34
10/24/15FIVBAntalya Open Winner 2 Grimalt/Grimalt 5 Samoilovs/Smedins 1 21-17, 21-17 0:37
7/18/14FIVBThe Hague Grand Slam Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Grimalt/Grimalt 28, Q11 22-20, 21-19 0:39
Lead the series against # 25, Q3 Dressler/Kunert, Austria 2-0
5/12/16FIVBAntalya Open Pool D Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Dressler/Kunert 20 21-10, 18-21, 15-9 0:47
9/5/15FIVBRio Open Winner 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Dressler/Kunert 13, Q4 21-16, 21-12 0:32
Lead the series against # 26, Q4 Matysik/Walkenhorst, Germany 1-0
7/28/16FIVBA1 Major Klagenfurt Pool A Samoilovs/Smedins 1 Matysik/Walkenhorst 17 20-22, 21-18, 15-10 0:46
Trail the series against # 31, Q12 Crabb/Rosenthal, United States 0-1
2/8/17FIVBFort Lauderdale Major Five Star Pool B Crabb/Rosenthal 31, Q12 Samoilovs/Smedins 2 25-23, 25-23 0:45
Lead the series against # Q2 Koekelkoren/van Walle, Belgium 1-0
6/10/16FIVBMajor Hamburg Winner 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 13 Koekelkoren/van Walle 30, Q10 21-19, 21-14 0:33
Lead the series against # Q14 Bergerud/Solhaug, Norway 1-0
4/20/16FIVBFuzhou Open Pool D Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Bergerud/Solhaug 29, Q15 21-10, 21-14 0:28