Dalhausser/Lucena Roll Through Competition During Day 1 Of AVP Opener

  0 Carly DeMarque | May 05th, 2017 | AVP Tour, Beach, News, Pro Beach


The main draw’s first day of the 2017 AVP Tour in Huntington Beach has come to a close with a few upsets and expected results on the men’s side of the tournament. A to-be-expected result came in the #1 and #3 seeds of the tournament advancing to the quarterfinal rounds.

The #1 seed of  Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb started their day with a two-set sweep over the #16 Branden Clemens and Ben Vaught 2-0, (21-16, 21-19). Clemens and Vaught entered the main draw from the qualification round as the fourth seed. Crabb and Gibb moved on to play the #9 seed of Mark Burik and Avery Brost, who took down #8-seeded Ty Loomis and Ty Tramblie in the previous round. The match against Burik and Drost went to three sets, with Crabb and Gibb advancing with a 2-1, (19-21, 21-17, 15-12) comeback win.

Crabb/Gibb will face #5-seeded Billy Allen and Stafford Slick, who took down Crabb’s brother, Trevor Crabb and Sean Rosenthal in a three-set match.

Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena took care of their competition in the #3 slot, not dropping a match on the day. The pair will take on Ryan Doherty and John Hyden, who took down the #2 seed of Theo Brunner and Casey Patterson in a two-set sweep.

Up Next

  • Crabb/Gibb vs. Allen/Slick at 2:40 PM
  • Dalhausser/Lucena vs. Doherty/Hyden at 12:30 PM

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About Carly DeMarque

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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