Eight Women’s Teams Secure 2nd Round Byes In Olsztyn

  0 Carly DeMarque | July 20th, 2017 | Beach, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

2017 FIVB World Tour – Olsztyn

  • July 19-23
  • Four-Star Event
  • Event Site
  • Schedule

The first day in Olsztyn’s main draw has concluded for the four-star event. This is the first four-star event since Rio back from May 16-21. The winners on both the men’s and women’s side of the tournament have the opportunity to win $20,000.00 in prize money as the winners. This tournament is a lead up to the World Beach Championships in Vienna starting on July 28 and running through August 6.


Brazil’s Larissa Franca/Talita Antunes begin Olsztyn with two wins on day one. First, the Brazilian squad defeated Katarzyna Kociolek/Aleksandra Gromadowska of Poland 2-1, (21-17, 22-24, 15-13) followed by April Ross/Lauren Fendrick 2-1, (21-17, 21-16).

Other teams securing a bye in the first round of elimination are – Kristyna Kolocova/Michala Kvapilova (Czech Republic), Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova (Czech Republic), Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan (Canada), Joana Heidrich/Anouk Verge-Depre (Switzerland), Jagoda Gruszczynska/Kinga Kolosinska (Poland), Louise Bawden/Taliqua Clancy (Australia) and Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson (Canada).


Two American crews won their matches on day one of Olsztyn. John Hyden and Ryan Doherty took down Grant O’Gorman/Michael Plantinga of Canada 2-0, (21-11, 22-20). The pair is guaranteed a spot in Friday’s elimination round and can secure a bye on Saturday morning with a win over Brazil’s Gustavo ‘Guto’ Carvalhaes/Pedro Solberg. Hyden is the oldest player on the tour at 22 years old.

Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena took down Nicolas Capogrodosso/Julian Amado of Argentina 2-0, (21-15, 21-16).

Brazil’s Carvalhaes/Solberg defeated Jonathan Erdmann/Armin Dollinger 2-0, (21-15, 21-15) to advance along in the tournament.

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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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