American Face-Off Headlines Women’s Beach Worlds Round Of 32

  0 Carly DeMarque | August 01st, 2017 | Beach, FIVB Majors Series, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach


The Round of 32 has been established following the conclusion of pool play and the Lucky Loser round of the 2017 Vienna Beach World Championships. From this point forward, the lowest a team can place is 17th and take home $7,000 to split as a team, though the ultimate goal is to advance on in the tournament to win the top prize of $60,000 to split as the champion.

The #1 seeded Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes will take on Argentina’s Ana Gallay and Maria Zonta in the Round of 32. Franca/Antunes are 3-0 so far in the competition, winning Pool A. Gallay/Zonta just escaped the Lucky Losers match and will look to pull off an upset with some momentum flowing their way.

2016 Olympic champions, Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany will take on China’s Yuan Yue and Fan Wang. Yue/Wang are coming off a tough Lucky Loser win against Germany’s Isabel Schneider/Victoria Bieneck in three sets. Ludwig/Walkenhorst have had a breeze flying through their opponents, remaining unbeaten so far.

In what will be a highly anticipated match, two American crews will face off in the Round of 32. April Ross and Lauren Fendrick will square off against Emily Day and Nicole Branagh. With a Kerri Walsh Jennings injury that kept her out of the World Championships, Branagh had to turn to Day to fill in. Had Walsh Jennings not been injured this could have been the first face off between her and former partner Ross since they split back in April. Ross/Fendrick topped their pool with a 3-0 record, while Branagh/Day went 2-1, losing only to Franca/Antunes on day two.

Below you can see the Round of 32 schedule with the winners of the matches advancing to the Round of 16 on August 3.

02/08/2017 Larissa/TalitaBRAvs.Zonta/GallayARG
02/08/2017 Mashkova/SamalikovaKAZvs.Heidrich/Vergé-Dépré ASUI
02/08/2017 Maria Antonelli/CarolBRAvs.Bawden/ClancyAUS
02/08/2017 Davidova/ShchypkovaUKRvs.Elize Maia/Taiana LimaBRA
02/08/2017 Summer/SweatUSAvs.Xue/Wang X. X.CHN
02/08/2017 Flier/van IerselNEDvs.Kolocova/KvapilovaCZE
02/08/2017 Hughes/ClaesUSAvs.Elsa/AmarantaESP
02/08/2017 Yue/WangCHNvs.Ludwig/WalkenhorstGER
02/08/2017 Meppelink/van GestelNEDvs.Lidy/LeilaCUB
02/08/2017 Wilkerson/BansleyCANvs.Borger/KozuchGER
02/08/2017 Ross/FendrickUSAvs.Day/BranaghUSA
02/08/2017 Agatha/DudaBRAvs.Hermannova/SlukovaCZE
02/08/2017 Pavan/Humana-ParedesCANvs.Barbara/FernandaBRA
02/08/2017 Schwaiger S./SchützenhöferAUTvs.Betschart/HüberliSUI
02/08/2017 Gordon/SaxtonCANvs.Lehtonen/LahtiFIN
02/08/2017 Glenzke/GroßnerGERvs.Laboureur/SudeGER

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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