Another first-season partnership on the international Beach Volleyball scene, Evandro and Loyola secured their spot in the 2017 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals after becoming the seventh Brazilian men’s team to win the FIVB World Championship title August 6 in Vienna. It was Evandro and Loyola’s second podium placement of the season after finishing second in their first event together this past February at the Fort Lauderdale Major in the United States. While Loyola will be playing in his first SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals, Evandro has placed on the event’s podium twice with Pedro Solberg - third in 2015 and second in 2016. Evandro made his FIVB World Tour in 2011 and Andre in 2014. Evandro has competed in 63 FIVB World Tour events with five gold medals, 13 podium placements and 14 “final four” finishes. Andre has competed in 23 world tour events and earned his first FIVB gold medal with Oscar Brandao at a 2016 FIVB “open” event in Fortaleza, Brazil.