Veterans of 73 FIVB World Tour events as a team, Spain’s Olympians Baquerizo/Fernandez will be seeded eighth at the FIVB World Championships. Baquerizo, 27 and 5-11, lives in Santa Cruz de Tenerife while Fernandez, 28, 5-10, makes her home in Alicante and as a team they have earned three silver medals and recorded three fourths and 11 fifth place finishes. Baquerizo/Fernandez finished ninth in the 2012 London Olympics and finished ninth in both of their previous participations in the FIVB World Championships, 2011 in Rome and 2013 in Stare Jablonki, Poland. The tandem has played in all five FIVB World Tour stops in The Hague with a best finish of fifth in the 2013 event. They compete frequently on both the CEV and their national tour and most recently won gold in a NT event in Spain in 2014.