Americans Kolinske/Evans Through to Sydney Two-Star Men’s Semis

  0 Wendy Mayer | November 24th, 2017 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach



Americans Kimberly DiCello and Emily Stockman faced off against countrywomen Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen in one of the eight Round of 16 matches at the Sydney Two-Star with the former winning in straight sets, 21-11, 21-14.

Also among the field were Jace Pardon and Lara Dykstra, three teams from Japan, two Australians and duos from eight other countries.

Joining DiCello/Stockman in advancing to Friday night’s quarterfinals are: Austria’s Katharina Schutzenhofer and Lena Plesiuetschnig, Japan’s Sayaka Mizoe/Suzuka Hashimoto and Azusa Futami/Akiko Hasgawa, China’s Fan Wang/ Xinyi Xia, Australia’s Mariafe Artacho/Taliqua Clancy and Louise Bawden/Jessyka Ngauamo and Germany’s Kim Behrens/Sandra Ittlinger.

Pardon/Dykstra fell to Futami/Hasegawa in straight sets. Two matches went the distance, with Schutzenhofer/Plesiuetschnig and Bawden/Ngauamo moving on in three-set affairs.

The women’s quarterfinals will be played beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET Friday night.


On the men’s side, Friday brought quarterfinal play.

Americans Bill Kolinske and Miles Evans moved on to Saturday’s semifinals with a straight set win over Australia’s Paul Burnett and Joshua Court (21-14, 21-12).

Joining the Americans in Saturday’s semifinals are Australians Christopher McHugh/Damien Schumann, who topped countrymen Cole Durant/Zachery Schubert in three sets (12-21, 21-14, 15-12); France’s Youssef Krou/Quincy Aye and Canada’s Ben Saxton/Grant O’Gorman.

Matches begin at 12:30 a.m. ET Saturday. Live streams of the semifinals and finals are available on the FIVB YouTube Channel.

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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 after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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