#9 Bomgren/Schalk, #10 Howard/Reeves Make AVP Chicago Winners Final 4

  0 Wendy Mayer | September 01st, 2018 | AVP Tour, News, Pro Beach

AVP Gold Series – The Championships in Chicago

No. 9 Tim Bomgren/Chaim Schalk pulled off the upset of the day, sending top seeded Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena to the contender’s bracket with a tiebreak win in Round 3 on Friday to remain in the winner’s bracket final four.

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Also pulling off upset on the day were No. 12 Piotr Marciniak/Eric Zaun, who bested No. 5 Billy Allen/Ryan Doherty in the second round (21-18, 16-21, 15-12). The pair ran into a buzzsaw in No. 4 Ed Ratledge/Roberto Rodriguez in Round 3, however.

Qualifiers Bruno Amorim/Skylar del Sol won their first main draw match against No. 15 Troy Field/Chase Frishman (26-24, 21-19), earning a matchup with No. 2 Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb (21-13, 21-18).

Qualifiers Kyle Friend/Myles Muagututia also won their opening match on Friday, topping Maddison McKibbin/Riley McKibbin (21-18, 21-18), but ran into Dalhausser/Lucena in Round 2 (21-18, 21-14).

Rounding out the top four teams in the winner’s bracket were No. 3 Jeremy Casebeer/Reid Priddy, who posted wins over No. 14 Mark Burik/Ian Satterfield (21-15, 18-21, 15-8) and No. 11 Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb (21-16, 21-19).

Only Steven Roschitz/Silla Tucker remain of the qualifiers after the pair won via forfeit against Duncan Budinger/John Hyden in the first contender’s bracket match.

On the women’s side, qualifiers Cassie House/Molly Turner, Mackenzie Ponnet/Brittany Tiegs and Terese Cannon/Sarah Sponcil each won their opening main draw matches. House Turner did so in tiebreak, rallying past No. 12 Lane Carico/Bree Scarbrough (19-21, 21-15, 17-15). Ponnet/Tiegs topped No. 11 Janelle Allen/Kerri Schuh (21-18, 21-16), while new pair for the weekend Cannon/Sponcil won 21-16, 21-12 over No. 15 Lara Dykstra/Sheila Shaw.

The win streaks ended for all three teams in Round 2 of the main draw. Cannon/Sponcil gave it their best shot, before being edged by No. 2 Kelly Claes/Brittany Hochevar (21-18, 14-21, 15-10).

Claes/Hochevar turned around and lost their next match as No. 10 Brittany Howard/Kelly Reeves won their third match of the day, issuing a 21-17, 21-17 loss to the No. 2 seed.

Pulling off a slight upset in Round 3 to make the winner’s final four were No. 5 Kelly Larsen/Emily Stockman, who crept past No. 4 Emily Day/Betsi Flint 21-16, 13-21, 15-13.

Top seeded Summer Ross/Sara Hughes had to rally for their opening victory of the tournament, edging out No. 16 Aurora Davis/Jace Pardon 19-21, 21-13, 15-9, but were back on solid ground with a straight set victory over No. 8 Amanda Dowdy/Irene Pollock.

No. 3 Alix Klineman/April Ross also had to make it through a tiebreak match to stay alive in the contender’s bracket, getting past No. 14 Corinne Quiggle/Kim Smith 21-14, 19-21, 15-12 before besting No. 6 Nicole Branagh/Caitlin Ledoux (21-14, 21-13).

In the contender’s bracket, four qualifiers picked up opening round victories. In addition to Cannon/Sponcil, who won 17-21, 21-81, 15-13 over fellow qualifiers Delaney Knudsen/Jessica Sykora. Ponnet/Tiegs also advanced in tiebreak over Carico/Scarbrough. House/Turner bounced back with a 21-19, 21-13 win over Allen/Schuh. Falyn Fonoimoana/Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima dropped their opening main draw match, but remain in the game after a 21-13, 21-19 win over Quiggle/Smith.

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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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