The top-seed VfB Friedrichshafen remained unbeaten in the season with a 36-0 record. In Game 1 of the best-of-three quarterfinals, they swept No.8 Volleyball Bisons Bühl by a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-19). The Pole Bartłomiej Bołądź and Greek Athanasios Protopsaltis topped the “Häfler” with 11 points apiece. The Japanese Masahiro Yanagida scored 14 points for Bühl.
No.2 Berlin Recycling Volleys outplayed No.7 SVG Lüneburg with ease, 3-0, thanks to 15 points from Robert Kromm. Jannik Pörner delivered 13 points for the losing side. The game, which was held at Max-Schmeling-Halle, had an interesting prelude as 800 children, who learn volleyball in youth categories of BR Volleys, found their way to the court to take a memorable group photo. Before the match, BR Volleys created a social wall on their website on which they streamed the game.
No.6 TSV Herrsching went on the match against third-seed United Volleys Rhein-Main with only nine players and lost by a 3-1, while No.4 SWD powervolleys Düren beat No.5 Hypo Tirol AlpenVolleys Haching in four sets as well.
To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our DEU National Championship 2017/2018 / Male / Seniors page.