Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen Win San Francisco Open

  0 Carly DeMarque | July 10th, 2017 | AVP Tour, Beach, News, Pro Beach

2017 AVP Tour – San Francisco Open

  • July 6-9
  • San Francisco, California

At the San Francisco Open, some smaller names took the top spots for both the men’s and women’s side of the tournament. The winners of the Tour stop were awarded $15,000 to split at 750 points to their AVP totals.

Men

  • Ty Loomis/Maddison McKibbin def. Billy Allen/Stafford Slick 2-0, (24-22, 21-19)

Loomis/McKibbin came into the tournament as the fifth ranked seed in the tournament but climbed up through the competition to make it to the finals match against the top-seeded pair Allen/Slick. Earlier in the competition, Allen/Slick took down Loomis/McKibben in a two-set match, but they rallied back to return the sweep in the finals.

With Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena out of this competition, playing in the FIVB World League tournament in Gstaad (and winning), along with other top players such as Theo Brunner/Casey Patterson, the San Francisco event was open to allow these teams to shine.

Overall in the competition, Loomis put down 10 aces, picked up 68 digs and added 115 kills (the most out of anyone in the tournament) on the way to victory. McKibben added 66 kills, 16 digs, six aces and 22 blocks.

Women

  • Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen def. Lane Carico/Alix Klineman 2-0, (21-13, 21-8)

Much like on the men’s side of the tournament, Carico/Klineman took down the eventual champions earlier in the tournament in a tough two-set battle. Flint/Larsen fought their way back through the tournament to take the prize as the top-seeded team in the tournament.

Larsen took charge at the net, blocking 17 balls over the weekend while also adding 101 kills. Flint picked up 119 digs, had 109 kills and six aces in the win.

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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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