DELA BEACH OPEN
- FIVB Four-Star
- Jan. 2-7, 2018
- The Hague, Netherlands
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Five matches went the distance with the victor in each rebounding after dropping the opening set.
Outlasting the competition were: Germany’s Sandra Ittlinger/Kim Behrens, Poland’s Kinga Kolosinska/Katarzyna Kociolek, Czech duo Kristyna Kolocova/Michala Kvapilova, Japan’s Megumi Murakami/Miki Ishii and hometown side Joy Stubbe/Marleen Ramond-van Iersel of the Netherlands.
What a thriller! But @MarleenvIersel and @joystubbe27 are so happy they made it ???
Check out their final score here: https://t.co/TN5aIiiFF8 pic.twitter.com/8M3jWss5LC
— Beach Volleyball (@FIVBBeach) January 4, 2018
Also winning their opening pool play matches were three American pairs – Brooke Sweat/Summer Ross, April Ross/Alix Klineman and Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes – and three Brazilian duos – Maria Antonelli/Carolina Solberg Salgado, Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda “Duda” Santos Lisboa and Elize Secomandi Maia/Taiana Lima.
Maria Antonelli/Carol and Ross/Klineman are the only two teams who advanced through qualifying to win their opening round main draw tilts.
Pool play action resumes Friday morning.
Women’s Pool Play Round 1
Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova (Czech Republic) def. Kristina Thurin/Susanna Thurin (Sweden) 21-8, 21-10
Sandra Ittlinger/Kim Behrens (Germany) def. Riikka Lehtonen/Niina Ahtianinen (Finland) 20-22, 22-20, 15-9
Kinga Kolosinska/Katarzyna Kociolek (Poland) def. Nadezda Makroguzova/Svetlana Kholomina (Russia) 12-21, 21-15, 15-12
Kristyna Kolocova/Michala Kvapilova (Czech Republic) def. Jolien Sinnema/Laura Bloem (Netherlands) 17-21, 21-17, 15-10
Maria Antonelli/Carolina Solberg Salgado (Brazil) def. Rumpaipruet Numwong/Khnittha Hongpak (Thailand) 21-7, 21-18
Karla Borger/Margareta Kozuch (Germany) def. Katharina Schutzenhofer/Lena Pelsiutschnig (Austria) 26-24, 21-18
Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda “Duda” Santos Lisboa (Brazil) def. Ksenia Dabizha/Yulia Abalakina (Russia) 21-12, 21-12
Alix Klineman/April Ross (USA) def. Ieva Dumbauskaite/Monika/Povilaityte (Lithuania) 21-15, 24-22
Megumi Murakami/Miki Ishii (Japan) def. Lauren Fendrick/Karissa Cook (USA) 12-21, 21-19, 15-11
Elize Secomandi Maia/Taiana Lima (Brazil) def. Sanne Keizer/Madelein Meppelink (Netherlands) 21-19, 21-15
Nina Betschart/Tanja Huberli (Switzerland) def. Adriana-Maria Matei/Beata Vaida (Romania) 21-11, 21-15
Taru Lahti-Liukkonen/Anniina Parkkinen (Finland) def. Julie Gordon/Sophie Bukovec (Canada) 23-21, 21-16
Brooke Sweat/Summer Ross (USA) def. Amaranta Fernandez Navarro/Angela Lobato Herrero (Spain) 21-16, 21-9
Barbara Seixas De Freitas/Fernanda Alves (Brazil) def. Vrapatsorn Radarong/Tanarattha Udomchavee (Thailand) 21-15, 21-15
Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USA) def. Azusa Futami/Akiko Hasegawa (Japan) 21-15, 21-19
Joy Stubbe/Marleen Ramond-van Iersel (Netherlands) def. Tina Graudina/Anastasija Kravcenoka (Latvia) 19-21, 21-14, 21-19