AVP Hermosa Beach July 26-29, 2018 Entry List Qualifier Bracket Schedule/Results Preview After Day 1 of the main draw at…
Three-time Olympic gold medalist will be looking for a new partner to make her push to the 2020 Tokyo Games with after splitting with Nicole Branaugh this week.
AVP Tour mainstay Phil Dalhausser will be utilizing an alternate partner this weekend in Hermosa Beach, his coach Jason Lochhead. Lochhead has coached Dalhausser and partner Nick Lucena since March 2017.
Before the main draw action begins, No. 11 seed Jeremy Casebeer announced he will be competing with a new partner due to a “minor injury not worth aggravating” to Reid Priddy, none other than 2000 Olympic beach gold medalist Eric Fonoimoana.
The AVP is set for its fifth stop of the season, taking Hermosa Beach, California, from July 26-29. The AVP Tour’s history in Hermosa Beach runs deep, dating to the league’s inaugural season in 1984.
After 18 years in the pro ranks, Ed Ratledge earned his first AVP title at the San Francisco Open alongside partner Roberto Rodriguez. On the women’s side, the tournament’s No. 1 seed Emily Day/Betsi Flint played won their second straight AVP title.
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The last four teams in the men’s winner’s bracket heading into Saturday were the last four teams standing at the end of the day. On the women’s side, an injury and three contender’s bracket wins put No. 1 Emily Day/Betsi Flint back in the field.
After the first day of main draw action, four men’s teams and four women’s are undefeated atop the winner’s bracket heading into Saturday, including No. 8 Brittany Howard/Kelly Reeves and No. 7 Tim Bomgren/Chaim Schalk.
Action began at the San Francisco Open on Thursday with 44 men’s teams and 38 women’s pairs vying for four spots per gender in the main draw.
As the AVP San Francisco Open kicks off today, we take a look at some of the details behind the tournament as well as who is taking center stage and what lies ahead.
6’5″ indoor-to-beach convert Alix Klineman is expected to return to the sand next week in San Francisco.
For the first time in 2018, there is a new AVP men’s champion as Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb bested Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena for the Seattle gold. On the women’s side, No. 2 Emily Day/Betsi Flint came out on top, rallying past No. 3 Caitlin Ledoux/April Ross in tiebreak.
Contenders Jeremy Casebeer/Reid Priddy and Amanda Dowdy/Irene Pollock made it through to the semifinals of the AVP Seattle Open on Saturday.
Action began at the Seattle Open with qualifiers on Thursday and four teams of each gender moving on to Friday’s main draw. At the end of Friday, the top four men’s seeds and top three women’s remain in the winner’s bracket.
Two-time Olympic medalist April Ross will be playing with a new partner at least for the weekend while teammate Alix Klineman rehabs an injury according to Ross’ twitter page.
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.
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