Nancy Metcalf is playing with Igtisadchi Baku of the Azerbaijan League. The team nearly upset league-leader Rabita Baku on April 17 before fallign 22-25, 25-21, 25-21, 26-28, 15-10.
Jordan Larson-Burbach is playing with Dinamo Kazan in the Russia Super League. Kazan, which concluded the regular season in first place, was idle last week after having swept its quarterfinaly best-of-three series with Tyumen. To open the best-of-five semifinal round series, Kazan defeated Omichka 22-25, 25-21, 25-19,2 5-22 on April 22. Larson netted 14 points in the victory.