FIVB World Tour
US$350,000 Adelaide Australia Open
March 25 - 30, 2008
(29, Q14) Mykola Babich/Oleg Nikolaev, Ukraine
 
Mykola Babich
Ukraine
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Oct 16, 1980 (41 yrs old)
Home Town: Mykolaev
Resides: Zaporizzya
Height: 198 cm (6'6")
Weight: 88 kg (194 lb)
Seasons: 17
Tournaments: 84
Career Wins: 1 (FIVB C&S Kiev 2005)
Career FIVB WT Best: 9th (2 times)
Career Winnings: US$37,735.00
Oleg Nikolayev
Ukraine
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: May 27, 1982 (39 yrs old)
Home Town: Zaporizzya
Resides: Zaporizzya
Height: 186 cm (6'1")
Weight: 86 kg (189 lb)
Seasons: 7
Tournaments: 24
Career Wins: 1 (FIVB C&S Kiev 2005)
Career FIVB WT Best: 17th (4 times)
Career Winnings: US$11,835.00
Team Career Summary 
TourPlayed1234579131725334157Money
FIVB180000000043731 US$17,000.00
FIVB C&S21000001000000 US$4,950.00
Overall201000001043731 US$21,950.00
Previous Adelaide Results  Neither player has played in this venue before
Recent Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 9/26-30/2007 Brazil Open Q4 33 30 US$0.00
FIVB 9/5-9/2007 Stare Jablonki Open 24, Q13 17 120 US$3,000.00
FIVB 8/29-9/2/2007 St. Petersburg Open 29, Q14 17 120 US$3,000.00
FIVB 6/13-17/2007 Espinho Open Q17 33 30 US$0.00
FIVB 6/5-10/2007 Zagreb Open Q21 57 6 US$0.00
FIVB 5/23-27/2007 Italian Open 32, Q14 25 60 US$2,000.00
FIVB 5/8-12/2007 Bahrain Open Q20 33 30 US$0.00
FIVB 5/1-5/2007 Shanghai Open Q14 41 18 US$0.00
FIVB 8/9-13/2006 Poland Open Q14 41 18 US$0.00
FIVB 8/2-6/2006 Austria Grand Slam Q27 41 24 US$0.00
FIVB 7/26-30/2006 Paris Grand Slam Q21 33 40 US$0.00
FIVB 7/12-16/2006 Canada Open 28, Q11 25 60 US$2,000.00
FIVB 7/5-9/2006 France Open 29, Q19 25 60 US$2,000.00
FIVB 6/7-11/2006 Italian Open Q37 33 30 US$0.00
FIVB 5/23-27/2006 China Open Q19 33 30 US$0.00
Adelaide Australia Open Matches
DateBracketOpponentScoreTime
Wed, 3/26/2008 Qualifier 2 Steve Grotowski / Gregg Weaver, England (Q19) Won 17-21, 21-13, 15-12 0:52
Wed, 3/26/2008 Qualifier 3 Kentaro Asahi / Katsuhiro Shiratori, Japan (25, Q3) Won 21-16, 21-19 0:43
Thu, 3/27/2008 Winner 1 Harley Marques / Pedro Solberg, Brazil (4) Lost 12-21, 15-21 0:40
Thu, 3/27/2008 Contender 1 Florian Gosch / Alexander Horst, Austria (13) Won 18-21, 21-16, 15-10 0:58
Fri, 3/28/2008 Contender 2 Marcio Araujo / Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, Brazil (3) Lost 16-21, 13-21 0:38
Head to Head Results
Babich/Nikolaev trail the series against the field 10-12
DateTourTournamentRoundWinning TeamSeedLosing TeamSeedScoreTime
Trail the series against # 3 Araujo/Magalhaes, Brazil 0-1
3/28/08FIVBAdelaide Australia Open Contender 2 Araujo/Magalhaes 3 Babich/Nikolaev 29, Q14 21-16, 21-13 0:38
Trail the series against # 4 Marques/Solberg, Brazil 0-3
3/27/08FIVBAdelaide Australia Open Winner 1 Marques/Solberg 4 Babich/Nikolaev 29, Q14 21-12, 21-15 0:40
8/30/07FIVBSt. Petersburg Open Winner 1 Marques/Solberg 4, Q1 Babich/Nikolaev 29, Q14 21-15, 21-19 0:44
6/13/07FIVBEspinho Open Qualifier 3 Marques/Solberg 6, Q1 Babich/Nikolaev Q17 21-17, 21-13 0:39
Trail the series against # 10 Cunha/Neto, Brazil 0-1
7/6/06FIVBFrance Open Winner 1 Cunha/Neto 4 Babich/Nikolaev 29, Q19 21-15, 21-10 0:40
Series tied with # 13 Gosch/Horst, Austria 1-1
3/27/08FIVBAdelaide Australia Open Contender 1 Babich/Nikolaev 29, Q14 Gosch/Horst 13 18-21, 21-16, 15-10 0:58
9/6/07FIVBStare Jablonki Open Winner 2 Gosch/Horst 8 Babich/Nikolaev 24, Q13 21-17, 21-12 0:34
Trail the series against # 16 "Geor" Gomes/Terceiro, Georgia 0-1
6/8/06FIVBItalian Open Qualifier 4 "Geor" Gomes/Terceiro 18, Q21 Babich/Nikolaev Q37 17-21, 21-19, 15-13 0:58
Series tied with # 20 Li/Zhou, China 1-1
7/13/06FIVBCanada Open Contender 1 Li/Zhou 21, Q10 Babich/Nikolaev 28, Q11 21-15, 21-17 0:37
7/5/06FIVBFrance Open Qualifier 2 Babich/Nikolaev 29, Q19 Li/Zhou Q14 21-17, 22-20 0:48
Lead the series against # 23 Lione/Varnier, Italy 1-0
7/20/05FIVBPoland Open Qualifier 2 Babich/Nikolaev Q58 Lione/Varnier Q26 14-21, 26-24, 21-19 0:58
Trail the series against # 24, Q5 Lochhead/Pitman, New Zealand 1-2
8/29/07FIVBSt. Petersburg Open Qualifier 3 Babich/Nikolaev 29, Q14 Lochhead/Pitman Q3 21-17, 25-23 0:43
8/2/06FIVBAustria Grand Slam Qualifier 2 Lochhead/Pitman 27, Q6 Babich/Nikolaev Q27 21-16, 21-17 0:32
7/20/05FIVBPoland Open Qualifier 3 Lochhead/Pitman 26, Q10 Babich/Nikolaev Q58 21-17, 21-19 0:36
Lead the series against # 25, Q3 Asahi/Shiratori, Japan 1-0
3/26/08FIVBAdelaide Australia Open Qualifier 3 Babich/Nikolaev 29, Q14 Asahi/Shiratori 25, Q3 21-16, 21-19 0:43
Lead the series against # 31, Q9 Ces/Ces, France 1-0
5/23/07FIVBItalian Open Qualifier 3 Babich/Nikolaev 32, Q14 Ces/Ces Q3 21-16, 21-14 0:41
Trail the series against # Q1 De Gruijter/Ronnes, Netherlands 0-1
5/24/07FIVBItalian Open Contender 1 De Gruijter/Ronnes 16 Babich/Nikolaev 32, Q14 15-21, 21-18, 18-16 1:01
Lead the series against # Q6 Dugrip/Gagliano, France 1-0
8/30/07FIVBSt. Petersburg Open Contender 1 Babich/Nikolaev 29, Q14 Dugrip/Gagliano 20 21-12, 21-19 0:36
Series tied with # Q10 Hoyer/Soderberg, Denmark 1-1
5/8/07FIVBBahrain Open Qualifier 2 Babich/Nikolaev Q20 Hoyer/Soderberg Q13 21-19, 21-17 0:44
8/9/06FIVBPoland Open Qualifier 2 Hoyer/Soderberg Q19 Babich/Nikolaev Q14 21-19, 20-22, 15-13 1:03
Lead the series against # Q19 Grotowski/Weaver, England 1-0
3/26/08FIVBAdelaide Australia Open Qualifier 2 Babich/Nikolaev 29, Q14 Grotowski/Weaver Q19 17-21, 21-13, 15-12 0:52
Lead the series against # Q20 Kadziola/Szalankiewicz, Poland 1-0
9/6/07FIVBStare Jablonki Open Winner 1 Babich/Nikolaev 24, Q13 Kadziola/Szalankiewicz 9 19-21, 21-14, 15-8 0:51