41 American Duos Set to Compete in Huntington Beach Main Draw

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 03rd, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

FIVB Huntington Beach Open

  • May 2-6, 2018
  • Huntington Beach Pier; Huntington Beach, California
  • Schedule/Results
After two rounds of qualification, eight men’s and eight women’s teams are through to the Main Draw at the Huntington Beach Open. Highlighting the group of qualifiers are three American men’s duos and six American women’s pairs.
The 16 qualifiers along with the 32 other teams in the main draw will now competed in a double-elimination competition beginning Tuesday morning.
Among those moving on were Arizona alumna McKenna Thibodeau and Madison Witt, who started in Tuesday’s country quota and made it through three matches to the main draw.
Other Americans advancing were Falyn Fonoimoana/Alexa Strange, Katie Jameson/Tracy Jones, Briana Hinga/Bre Moreland, Avery Bush/Christina Matthew and Summer Nash/Megan Wheeler. Aline Chamereau/Leazana Placette of France and Agnieszka Pregowska/Aleksandra Wachowicz (Poland) rounded out the group.
Jameson/Jones and Fanoimoana/Strange advanced in three-set affairs, with the latter rebounding after dropping the opening stanza.
With the six American qualifiers, there are now 22 women’s teams representing the USA in the main draw. Teams from Brazil (4), Canada (3), Columbia, the Czech Republic (2), Finland (2), France (2), Germany (3), Japan, Poland (2), Romania, Russia, Spain (2), Switzerland (2) round out the field.
On the men’s side, top qualifiers included three Brazilian duos: Vitor Felipe/Guto Carvalhaes, Saymon Barbosa/Alvaro Filho and Oscar Brandao/Ricardo Santos. Two Canadian pairs: Aaron Nusbaum/Michael Plantinga and Sergiy Garbovskyy/Fiodar Kazhamiaka also advanced along with the three American pairings. Upping the American contingent to 19 men’s teams were: David Vander Meer/Logan Webb, Jonathan Drake/Chris Luers and Kacey Losik/Garrett Wilson.
In addition the Americans, six Brazilian teams, as well as pairs from Argentina, Austria, Canada (4), France, Germany (2), Italy, Japan, Latvia (2), Mexico, Netherlands (2), Norway, Poland (2), Russia (3), Spain make up the main draw field.
Four of the eight second round qualifying matches went the distance.

Women’s Qualification

Round 1
• Terri Del Conte/Taylor Fricano (USA) def. Lisa Reed/Anne Marie Taylor (USA) 21-11, 21-6
• McKenna Thibodeau/Madison Witt (USA) def. Piper Monk-Heidrich/Jaden Whitmarsh (USA) 22-20, 21-8
• Olivia Bakos/Peri Brennan (USA) def. Laryssa Mereszczak/Johanna Schatz (USA) 21-15, 21-14
• Agnieszka Pregowska/Aleksandra Wachowicz (Poland) def. Cecilia Agraz/Lacey Fuller (USA) 22-20, 21-10
Round 2
• Aline Chamereau/Lezana Placette (France) def. Terri Del Conte/Taylor Fricano (USA) 21-17, 21-10
• Falyn Fonoimoana/Alexa Strange (USA) def. Deveney Pula/Stacey Smith (USA) 17-21, 21-14, 15-12
• Katie Jameson/Tracy Jones (USA) def. Devon Newberry/Lindsey Sparks (USA) 21-18, 19-21, 15-12
• McKenna Thibodeau/Madison Witt (USA) def. Kerri Schuh/Jessica Sykora (USA) 21-15, 21-7
• Briana Hinga/Bre Moreland (USA) def. Olivia Bakos/Peri Brennan (USA) 21-14, 21-12
• Avery Bush/Christina Matthews (USA) def. Heather Boyan/Kristen Petrasic (USA) 21-13, 21-15
• Summer Nash/Megan Wheeler (USA) def. Laura Condotta/Rian Lenarduzzi (Canada) 21-14, 21-6
• Agnieszka Pregowska/Aleksandra Wachowicz (Poland) def. Lisa Jedlicka/Melanie Valenciana (Virgin Islands) 21-11, 21-4

Men’s Qualification

Round 1
• Jeff Samuels/Ian Satterfield (USA) def. Filippo Boesso/Nicolo Conti (Italy) 21-14, 25-23
• Troy Field/Bobby Jacobs (USA) def. Art Barron/Tim May (USA) 21-18, 21-14
• David Vander Meer/Logan Webber (USA) def. Gabriel Burlacu/Jake MacNeil (Canada), 21-17, 21-16
• Jorn Olav Gamlemoen/Christian Helland (Norway) def. Skyler McCoy/Travis Mewhirter (USA) 21-18, 14-21, 15-13
• Jonathan Drake/Chris Luers (USA) def. Tomasz Gortych/Szymon Tralka (Poland) 21-13, 21-16
• Stian Opsahl/Jonas Tomter (Norway) def. Brian Miller/Brett Ryan (USA) 21-19, 17-21, 15-13
• Luciano Ferreira de Paula/Vinicius Rezende (Brazil) def. Branden Clemens/Ben Vaught (USA) 21-15, 21-12
• Oscar Brandao/Ricardo Santos (Brazil) def. Kyle Stevenson/Nathan Yang (USA) 21-10, 21-10
• Dylan Maarek/Jeremy Silvestre (France) def. Jakub Gala/David Kufa (Czech Republic) 21-18, 21-16
• Simon Fecteau-Botin /Hugo Rosso-Bonneau (Canada) def. Reuben Danley/Travis Schoonover (USA) 20-22, 21-16, 15-12
• Kacey Losik/Garrett Wilson (USA) def. Ozz Borges/Dillon Lesniak (Virgin Islands) 22-20, 21-19
• Davide Benzi/Andrea Storari (Italy) def. Emir Kavuzlu/Mert Kurt (Turkey) 21-16, 21-12
Round 2 
• Gustavo “Guto” Carvalhaes/Vitor Felipe (Brazil) def. Jeff Samuels/Ian Satterfield, United States 21-17, 21-13
• David Vander Meer/Logan Webber (USA) def. Troy Field/Bobby Jacobs (USA)  21-19, 21-15
• Jonathan Drake/Chris Luers (USA) def. Jorn Olav Gamlemoen/Christian Helland (Norway) 21-15, 17-21, 15-11
• Sergiy Grabovskyy/Fiodar Kazhamiaka (Canada) def. Stian Opsahl/Jonas Tomter (Norway), 21-15, 19-21, 15-6
• Aaron Nusbaum/Michael Plantinga (Canada) def. Luciano Ferreira de Paula/Vinicius Rezende (Brazil), 21-19, 14-21, 15-11
• Oscar Brandao/Ricardo Santos (Brazil) def. Dylan Maarek/Jeremy Silvestre (France), 21-17, 21-16
• Kacey Losik/Garrett Wilson (USA) def. Simon Fecteau-Botin/ Hugo Rosso-Bonneau (Canada), 17-21, 21-11, 15-13
• Saymon Barbosa/Alvaro Filho (Brazil) def. Davide Benzi/Andrea Storari (Italy), 21-16, 21-17

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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