Americans Win Three Pool Titles at Jinjiang Two-Star

  0 Wendy Mayer | June 01st, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

Jinjiang Two-Star

Pool play is underway at the Jinjiang Two-Star and will wrap up late Friday night (ET).

The three American women’s teams in action are 5-1 with qualifiers Aurora Davis/Bree Scarbrough and Caitlin Ledoux/Kendra Vanzweiten each posting two wins to win their respective pools. Amanda Dowdy/Irene Pollock are 1-1 with a straight set loss to Ledoux/Vanzweiten and a 2-0 win over Greece’s Panagiota Karagkouni/Aliki Spiliotopoulou.

Women’s pool winners were:

  • Pool A: No. 24 Aurora Davis/Bree Scarbrough (USA)
  • Pool B: No. 2 Laura Calouori/Dunja Gerson (Switzerland)
  • Pool C: No. 3 Ksenia Dabizha/Daria Mastikova (Russia)
  • Pool D: No. 4 Sayaka Mizoe/Suzuka Hashimoto (Japan)
  • Pool E: No. 17 Alise Lece/Ilze Liepinlauska (Latvia)
  • Pool F: No. 19 Caitlin Ledoux/Kendra Vanzweiten (USA)

On the men’s side, second seeded Americans Trevor Crabb/John Mayer grabbed two wins to take the Pool B title.

Countrymen Eric Zaun/Troy Field lost their opening match to Germany’s Max Betzien/Jonathan Erdmann, but will look to rebound against China’s Jinqiu Liu/Xingyu Tang at 8:30 p.m. ET as pool play continues.

Pool play winners, each notching two wins and earning a spot in the next round are:

  • Pool A: No. 13 seed Surin Jongklang/Adisorn Khaolumtarn (Thailand)
  • Pool B: No. 2 Trevor Crabb/John Mayer (USA)
  • Pool C: No. 3 Nils Ehlers/Lorenz Schumann of Germany
  • Pool D: No. 4 Nejc Zemljak/Jan Pokersnik (Slovenia)
  • Pool E: No. 19 Felix Friedl/Maximillian Trummer (Austria)
  • Pool F: No. 8 Gabriel Kissling/Michiel Zandbergen (Switzerland)

Thus far five matches have gone to tiebreak. Qualifiers Friedl/Trummer accounted for two of those, besting No. 6 seed Nuttanon Inkiew/Sedtawat Padsawud of Thailand 21-19, 19-21, 15-13 and No. 7 Aaron Nusbaum/Michael Plantinga of Canada 21-18, 17-21, 16-14.

Kissling/Zandbergen went the distance in their second match, rebounding with a pair of deuce set wins after falling 29-27 in the opener against China’s Gao Peng/Li Yang.

Surin/Adisorn upset top seeded Ha Likejiang/Wu Jiaxin of China in their second match of the day.


Jinjiang Men’s Pool Play

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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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