2016 AVP Chicago Open
- Main Draw – September 1st-4th, 2016
- Chicago, Illinois (Oak Street Beach)
- Final standings
Men’s AVP Chicago Championships
Sixth seed Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena claimed first at the AVP Chicago Championships last weekend, earning 750 points and $20,000.
The duo crushed fifth seed Tri Bourne/John Hyden 21-13, 21-7 in the championship match.
In the second round the pair defeated Ty Loomis/Marty Lorenz 21-15, 21-15, and faced Ryan Doherty/John Mayer in the third round. Dalhausser/Nick Lucena took them out in three sets, 21-17, 18-21, 15-12.
Brothers Trevor and Taylor Crabb were knocked out of the final bracket by the champions. Dalhausser/Lucena defeated the second-seed team 27-29, 21-13, 15-10.
The winning pair competed hard throughout the summer, taking another first place title at the New York City Open after earning third place twice at both the Manhattan Beach Open and the Cincinnati Open. The victory earned the champion pair a $20,000 cash prize out of a $200,000 prize pool.
Women’s AVP Chicago Championships
AVP Chicago Champions Lauren Fendrick and Brook Sweat took home the first-place prize of $20,000 and 750 tour points at the AVP Women’s Championships in Chicago last weekend.
Although they were only ranked in the 4th seed at the beginning of the tournament, they finished off Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen (9th ranked seed) 14-21, 21-10, 19-17 in the finals match.
After losing in the Winner bracket to Jace Pardon and Brittany Tiegs in the second round, they won the next six matches to take the tour points.
Their first matches in the Contender’s Bracket went by quickly, defeating Dana Fiume/Branagan Fuller 21-6, 21-10; Emily Day/Irene Hester Pollock 21-12, 21-16; Kim DiCello/Kendra VanZwieten 21-19, 21-18; Kelly Reeves/April Ross 21-18, 19-21, 15-10.
In the other tour stops this summer, Fendrick/Sweat took fifth place in the Cincinati Open in May, and tied for third place with DiCello/VanZwieten at the Manhattan Beach tournament.
Like the men’s winners, Sweat and Fendrick took home $20,000 for their victory, while runners-up Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen will share $15,000 for their improbable 9th-seed run to the final.