FIVB World Tour
US$300,000 Itapema Four Star
May 15 - 19, 2019
(3) Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins, Latvia
 
Aleksandrs Samoilovs
Latvia
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Apr 6, 1985 (34 yrs old)
Home Town: Riga
Resides: Riga
Height: 196 cm (6'5")
Weight: 96 kg (211 lb)
Seasons: 17
Tournaments: 169
Career Wins: 13
Career FIVB WT Wins: 11
Career Winnings: US$702,137.50
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: 135
Career Wins: 12
Career Winnings: US$623,962.50
Team Career Summary 
TourPlayed123457913171925Money
FIVB7311566120220812 US$990,175.00
Previous Itapema Results 
YearPartner - ResultPartner - Result
2018 Janis Smedins - 17th Aleksandrs Samoilovs - 17th
Recent Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 4/23-28/2019 Xiamen Four Star 3 5 480 US$6,000.00
FIVB 3/11-16/2019 Doha Four Star 3 25 240 US$2,000.00
FIVB 1/2-6/2019 The Hague Four Star 3 9 400 US$4,000.00
FIVB 8/15-18/2018 2018 World Tour Finals Hamburg 5 9   US$7,500.00
FIVB 8/8-12/2018 Moscow Four Star 6 1 800 US$20,000.00
FIVB 7/31-8/5/2018 Vienna Major 7 9 600 US$8,000.00
FIVB 7/9-14/2018 Gstaad Major 11 9 600 US$8,000.00
FIVB 7/3-8/2018 Espinho Four Star 4 1 800 US$20,000.00
FIVB 6/27-7/1/2018 Poland Four Star 10 3 640 US$10,000.00
FIVB 6/20-24/2018 Ostrava Four Star 11 9 400 US$4,000.00
FIVB 5/16-20/2018 Itapema Four Star 4 17 320 US$3,000.00
Itapema Four Star Matches
DateBracketOpponentScoreTime
Thu, 5/16/2019 Pool C Julian Azaad / Nicolas Capogrosso, Argentina (30, Q9) Won 18-21, 21-14, 15-13 0:47
Thu, 5/16/2019 Pool C Robin Seidl / Philipp Waller, Austria (19) Lost 15-21, 15-21 0:31
Fri, 5/17/2019 Winner 1 Ondrej Perusic / David Schweiner, Czech Republic (18) Lost 21-18, 13-21, 17-19 0:49
Head to Head Results
Samoilovs/Smedins lead the series against the field 46-27
DateTourTournamentRoundWinning TeamSeedLosing TeamSeedScoreTime
Trail the series against # 1 Mol/Sorum, Norway 0-2
4/21/18FIVBXiamen Four Star Winner 2 Mol/Sorum 23, Q2 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 25-23, 21-17 0:38
7/6/17FIVBGstaad Major Five Star Pool E Mol/Sorum 21, Q3 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 20-22, 21-18, 15-9 0:47
Trail the series against # 2 Bryl/Fijalek, Poland 1-2
3/7/18FIVBDoha Four Star Pool E Bryl/Fijalek 12 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 25-23, 22-20 0:39
2/28/18FIVBFort Lauderdale Major Pool E Samoilovs/Smedins 12 Bryl/Fijalek 21 21-14, 21-13 0:31
7/8/17FIVBGstaad Major Five Star Winner 1 Bryl/Fijalek 16 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 21-19, 16-21, 15-12 0:47
Lead the series against # 4 Kantor/Losiak, Poland 6-3
8/15/18FIVB2018 World Tour Finals Hamburg Pool A Kantor/Losiak 4 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 21-17, 21-18 0:35
3/3/18FIVBFort Lauderdale Major Winner 3 Samoilovs/Smedins 12 Kantor/Losiak 3 12-21, 21-13, 15-10 0:43
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
Series tied with # 5 Brouwer/Meeuwsen, Netherlands 5-5
1/5/19FIVBThe Hague Four Star Winner 2 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 By Forfeit  
7/1/18FIVBPoland Four Star Bronze Medal Samoilovs/Smedins 10 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 4 21-18, 18-21, 17-15 0:47
6/23/18FIVBOstrava Four Star Winner 2 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 3 Samoilovs/Smedins 11 21-15, 21-12 0:33
5/6/18FIVBHuntington Beach Four Star Semi-Finals Brouwer/Meeuwsen 7 Samoilovs/Smedins 9 17-21, 21-18, 15-10 0:55
1/6/18FIVBThe Hague Four Star Winner 2 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 18-21, 21-17, 15-9 0:49
9/16/16FIVB2016 World Tour Finals Toronto Pool B Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 7 21-19, 21-14 0:34
7/30/16FIVBA1 Major Klagenfurt Winner 3 Samoilovs/Smedins 1 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 2 17-21, 21-15, 15-10 0:48
7/9/16FIVBGstaad Major Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 3 21-18, 21-19 0:36
6/9/16FIVBMajor Hamburg Pool D Brouwer/Meeuwsen 4 Samoilovs/Smedins 13 21-19, 32-30 0:42
7/12/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Semi-Finals Samoilovs/Smedins 5 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 7 19-21, 21-18, 15-12 0:52
Lead the series against # 6 Thole/Wickler, Germany 2-1
8/16/18FIVB2018 World Tour Finals Hamburg Pool A Thole/Wickler 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 17-21, 21-12, 15-12 0:47
7/8/18FIVBEspinho Four Star Semi-Finals Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Thole/Wickler 19, Q1 15-21, 21-16, 15-8 0:45
6/30/18FIVBPoland Four Star Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 10 Thole/Wickler 27, Q9 21-14, 21-18 0:34
Lead the series against # 7 Plavins/Tocs, Latvia 2-0
8/9/18FIVBMoscow Four Star Pool F Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Plavins/Tocs 11 21-14, 21-16 0:30
7/7/18FIVBEspinho Four Star Winner 3 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Plavins/Tocs 10 21-18, 21-14 0:37
Lead the series against # 9 Grimalt/Grimalt, Chile 4-1
6/29/18FIVBPoland Four Star Winner 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 10 Grimalt/Grimalt 25, Q4 16-21, 21-19, 15-11 0:44
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 # 10 Doppler/Horst, Austria 8-6
4/27/19FIVBXiamen Four Star Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Doppler/Horst 17 21-18, 21-15 0:36
8/4/18FIVBVienna Major Winner 2 Doppler/Horst 8 Samoilovs/Smedins 7 21-16, 24-22 0:46
6/28/18FIVBPoland Four Star Pool G Doppler/Horst 7 Samoilovs/Smedins 10 17-21, 21-19, 15-12 0:46
6/21/18FIVBOstrava Four Star Pool F Samoilovs/Smedins 11 Doppler/Horst 6 23-21, 21-17 0:36
6/29/17FIVBPorec Major Five Star Pool B Doppler/Horst 18 Samoilovs/Smedins 2 21-15, 16-21, 15-13 0:44
6/1/17FIVBMoscow Three Star Pool A Doppler/Horst 17 Samoilovs/Smedins 1 21-15, 21-13 0:29
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
Series tied with # 13 Pedlow/Schachter, Canada 1-1
4/25/19FIVBXiamen Four Star Pool C Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Pedlow/Schachter 19 21-17, 25-27, 15-9 0:51
7/21/17FIVBOlsztyn Four Star Pool G Pedlow/Schachter 10 Samoilovs/Smedins 7 19-21, 21-16, 15-11 0:48
Lead the series against # 15 Barbosa/Carvalhaes, Brazil 3-0
7/31/16FIVBA1 Major Klagenfurt Gold Medal Samoilovs/Smedins 1 Barbosa/Carvalhaes 4 21-18, 21-18 0:35
6/19/16FIVBPoland Grand Slam Semi-Finals Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Barbosa/Carvalhaes 14, Q1 18-21, 21-18, 15-12 0:51
9/5/15FIVBRio Open Semi-Finals Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Barbosa/Carvalhaes 16, Q3 21-14, 21-17 0:35
Lead the series against # 16 Gerson/Heidrich, Switzerland 1-0
6/21/18FIVBOstrava Four Star Pool F Samoilovs/Smedins 11 Gerson/Heidrich 22, Q2 22-20, 21-16 0:37
Trail the series against # 17 Bourne/Crabb, United States 0-1
3/13/19FIVBDoha Four Star Pool C Bourne/Crabb 19 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 21-17, 21-13 0:34
Trail the series against # 18 Perusic/Schweiner, Czech Republic 1-2
5/17/19FIVBItapema Four Star Winner 1 Perusic/Schweiner 18 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 18-21, 21-13, 19-17 0:49
7/12/18FIVBGstaad Major Winner 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 11 Perusic/Schweiner 16 24-22, 22-20 0:39
5/17/18FIVBItapema Four Star Pool D Perusic/Schweiner 13 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 17-21, 21-13, 15-12 0:47
Trail the series against # 19 Seidl/Waller, Austria 0-1
5/16/19FIVBItapema Four Star Pool C Seidl/Waller 19 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 21-15, 21-15 0:31
Lead the series against # 20 Doherty/Hyden, United States 1-0
8/3/17FIVBVienna World Championships Winner 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Doherty/Hyden 22 23-21, 18-21, 15-12 0:50
Lead the series against # 22 O'Gorman/Saxton, Canada 1-0
6/30/18FIVBPoland Four Star Winner 3 Samoilovs/Smedins 10 O'Gorman/Saxton 21 21-16, 21-15 0:32
Lead the series against # 27, Q5 Ontiveros/Virgen, Mexico 3-1
4/15/16FIVBXiamen Open Winner 3 Ontiveros/Virgen 9 Samoilovs/Smedins 2 21-14, 21-19 0:34
9/5/15FIVBRio Open Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Ontiveros/Virgen 7 21-17, 21-16 0:37
5/29/15FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Winner 1 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 Ontiveros/Virgen 24, Q8 24-22, 18-21, 15-10 0:55
7/24/13FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Pool C Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Ontiveros/Virgen 19 21-15, 18-21, 15-10 0:51
Lead the series against # 30, Q9 Azaad/Capogrosso, Argentina 1-0
5/16/19FIVBItapema Four Star Pool C Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Azaad/Capogrosso 30, Q9 18-21, 21-14, 15-13 0:47
Lead the series against # Q6 Giginoglu/Gogtepe, Turkey 4-1
7/7/18FIVBEspinho Four Star Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Giginoglu/Gogtepe 28, Q12 21-16, 21-15 0:32
5/18/18FIVBItapema Four Star Winner 1 Giginoglu/Gogtepe 31 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 21-18, 25-23 0:45
4/14/16FIVBXiamen Open Pool B Samoilovs/Smedins 2 Giginoglu/Gogtepe 15 21-23, 21-19, 15-11 0:49
8/20/15FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Pool F Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Giginoglu/Gogtepe 22 21-17, 21-12 0:35
7/9/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Pool E Samoilovs/Smedins 5 Giginoglu/Gogtepe 21 21-15, 21-11 0:29
Lead the series against # Q8 Pokersnik/Zemljak, Slovenia 1-0
7/6/18FIVBEspinho Four Star Pool D Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Pokersnik/Zemljak 29, Q13 21-15, 21-17 0:33
Lead the series against # Q15 Cairus/Vieyto, Uruguay 1-0
5/17/18FIVBItapema Four Star Pool D Samoilovs/Smedins 4 Cairus/Vieyto 29, Q6 21-13, 21-12 0:26