The popular King of the Court training game is taking the big stage in a new FIVB tournament series set to begin in September, a few weeks after the World Tour Finals.
Brazil’s Josemari Alves and Liliane Maestrini won their first ever FIVB gold with six-straight wins at the Nantong Open two-star on Sunday.
Grizzled veterans Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena added yet another title to their storied careers, while Summer Ross/Sara Hughes earned their first AVP trophy as a duo at the New York City Gold Series.
The semifinals are set for the New York City Gold Series event with seeds 1, 2, 3 and 5 set to vie for the title in both the men’s and women’s events.
Seeds 1, 2, 3 and 5 picked up two wins a piece to move on to the AVP New York Gold Series quarterfinals on both the men’s and women’s sides.
In a stacked qualifying pool, only four teams per gender advanced through Thursday’s matches into the main draw. Seeds 2, 3, 5 and 9 made it through on the women’s side, while No. 1 qualifier Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan were knocked out. On the men’s side, seeds 1, 2, 4 and 6 advanced, including top seed Ty Loomis/Piotr Marciniak.
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Brooke Youngquist Sweat, who starred as a member of the FGCU volleyball team from 2004-07 and has since become one of the world’s best beach volleyball players by appearing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, has been selected as a member of the fourth-annual ASUN Conference Hall of Fame class.
Second seeded Americans Trevor Crabb/John Mayer grabbed their second FIVB gold medal of the year, while Sayaka Mizoe/Suzuka Hashimoto earned their second straight gold and third straight podium finish at the Jinjiang Two-Star on Sunday.
Jinjiang Two-Star Jinjiang, China May 31- June 3, 2018 Schedule/Results Second seeded Americans Trevor Crabb/John Mayer are in the medal…
The medals race is down to four teams on each side at the Jinjiang Two-Star, with the women playing through the semifinals on Saturday and the men stopping after the quarterfinals.
The three American women’s teams in action are 5-1 with qualifiers Aurora Davis/Bree Scarbrough and Caitlin Ledoux/Kendra Vanzweiten each posting two wins to win their respective pools. On the men’s side, second seeded Americans Trevor Crabb/John Mayer grabbed two wins to take the Pool B title.
Play opened at the Jinjiang Two Star with qualification action on Thursday with six men’s and six women’s teams advancing to the main draw including Americans Caitlin Ledoux/Kendra Vanzwieten and Aurora Davis/Bree Scarbrough.
New Zealand’s Ben O’Dea has been delayed in his request for shoulder surgery by several months.
The AVP announced it is adding an eighth stop on its 2018 tour, the Hawaii Invitational on Waikiki Beach, September 14-16.
Ricardo says he is ready to come back to the beach at a high level
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