Eight Teams Move on To AVP New York Open Main Draw

  0 Wendy Mayer | June 08th, 2018 | AVP Tour, College - Beach, News, Pac-12, Pro Beach, West Coast Conference

AVP New York Open

  • June 7-10, 2018
  • Hudson River Park Pier 25/26; New York City, New York
  • Schedule/Results

In a stacked qualifying pool, only four teams per gender advanced through Thursday’s matches into the main draw.

The women’s group included No. 1 Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan, who have several FIVB medals under their belt in 2018 as well as No. 2 seed Aurora Davis/Bree Scarbrough, who were fourth place finishers at last week’s Jinjiang Two Star. Another notable pair among the qualifying group is Terese Cannon/Corinne Quiggle, who played collegiately for USC and Pepperdine respectively.

Humana-Paredes/Pavan were knocked out by No. 9 Delaney Knudsen/Jessica Sykora in a three-setter in the final qualifying match, 18-21, 22-20, 15-12.

Davis/Scarbrough pushed through three tiebreak matches to earn their spot in Friday’s main draw, topping No. 34 Laurel Weaver/Meghan Wheeler (19-21, 21-15, 15-8), No. 18 Heather Boyan/Kristen Petrasic (21-13, 20-22, 16-14) and Cannon/Quiggle (17-21, 21-18, 15-10).

No. 3 Lara Dykstra/Sheila Shaw also went the distance in all three of their qualifying matches, squeaking past Vanessa Freire/Tory Paranagua, who played collegiately at Florida State, (21-19, 17-21, 15-6), No. 14 Kimberly Hildreth/Sarah Schermerhorn (21-18, 13-21, 15-13) and No. 6 Mackenzie Ponnet/Kimberly Smith (17-21, 21-17, 15-10).

No. 5 Christina Matthews/Brittany Tiegs rounded out the group of four headed to the main draw, winning two straight-set affairs, before clawing past No. 20 Lauren Dickson/Claire Wolfe, who were on their fourth match of the day. Matthews/Tiegs punched their ticket to Friday with a 21-13, 17-21, 16-14 win.

On the men’s side, Ty Loomis/Piotr Marciniak were the top seed, followed by Maddison McKibbin/Riley McKibbin. Both made it through to the main draw alongside No. 4 Mark Burik/Ian Satterfield and No. 6 Kyle Friend/Myles Muagututia. Each had to win three matches to make it through to Friday’s action.

Loomis/Marciniak were challenged. After besting No. 33 Rob McLean/Nathan Yang in straight sets (31-29, 21-17), the duo played a pair of tie break matches, with each decided in extra points. First up, No. 17 Dillon Lesniak/Garrett Wessberg pushed them to the brink 21-14, 20-22, 18-16, then it was No. 9 Brian Miller/Brett Ryan, who took the opening set before falling 19-21, 21-12, 17-15.

McKibbin/McKibbin also went to tiebreak in both of their final two matches, edging No. 18 Hagen Smith/Lucas Yoder (18-21, 21-19, 15-13) and No. 26 Michael Boag/Skylar del Sol (10-21, 22-20, 15-13).

Burik/Satterfield went the distance in their third match, holding on for a win over No. 28 Timothy Brewster/John Schwengel, who were on their fourth match of the day.

Friend/Muagututia played three-setters to bookend their day in New York. The pair edged past No. 38 Jacob Landel/Chicory Roth (21-14, 18-21, 15-10) in its opener and then overcame a 21-10 loss to rally past No. 3 Jeff Samuels/Ben Vaught (10-21, 21-19, 15-12).




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Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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