AVP San Francisco Open
- Pier 30/32; San Francisco, California
- July 5-8, 2018
- Live Streaming – Amazon Prime
After the first day of main draw action, four men’s teams and four women’s are undefeated atop the winner’s bracket heading into Saturday.
Top seeded Billy Allen/Ryan Doherty, No. 5 Chase Budinger/Sean Rosenthal, No. 6 Ed Ratledge/Roberto Rodriguez and No. 7 Tim Bomgren/Chaim Schalk remain in the men’s winners bracket.
Allen/Doherty cruised through a pair of straight set victories. The other three pairs won their opening match in straight sets, but had to battle through tiebreak affairs to stay alive in the winner’s bracket. Ratledge/Rodriguez and Bomgren/Schalk held on for three-set wins, while Budinger/Rosenthal rallied after falling 23-21 in the first set.
The eight teams left in the contender’s bracket are:
- No. 2 Jeremy Casebeer/Reid Priddy
- No. 3 Trevor Crabb/John Mayer
- No. 4 Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick
- No. 8 Piotr Marciniak/Eric Zaun
- No. 9 Avery Drost/Chase Frishman
- No. 11 Marty Lorenz/Raffe Paulis
- No. 12 Mark Burik/Ian Satterfield
- No. 15 Hagen Smith/Lucas Yoder
The 12 remaining teams in both the men’s and women’s brackets will receive at least $2,500, with the four in the winner’s bracket set to earn at least $5,200.
On the women’s side, No. 2 Alix Klineman/April Ross, No. 3 Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman, No. 4 Caitlin Ledoux/Geena Urango and No. 8 Brittany Howard/Kelly Reeves advanced through the winner’s bracket.
Klineman/Ross did not allow their foes more than 15 points in any of their four sets of action, winning 21-12, 21-11 over No. 15 Cassie House/Molly Turner and 21-15, 21-10 over Karissa Cook/Katie Spieler.
Howard/Reeves had the toughest road, making their way through a pair of tiebreak matches, first topping No. 9 Aurora Davis/Bree Scarbrough and then edging No. 1 Emily Day/Betsi Flint. Larsen/Stockman lost their opening set of the day, but rallied to win four straight. Ledoux/Urango bested No. 5 Lane Carico/Karolina Marciniak in their second match, posting a 10-21, 21-19, 15-9 victory.
Day/Flint, Davis/Scarbrough, Cook/Spieler and Carico/Marciniak are still alive in the contender’s bracket. Also remaining among the contender’s are:
- No. 6 Lauren Fendrick/Sarah Sponcil
- No. 10 Ali McColloch/Kendra VanZwieten
- No. 11 Lara Dykstra/Sheila Shaw
- No. 12 Janelle Allen/Kerri Schuh
Saturday’s women’s action begins at 9:05 a.m. PT, while the men’s action kicks off at 9:10 a.m. PT.