AVP Gold Series Champions: Crabb/Gibb Win AVP Chicago, $25K
The men fought hard to reach the title match with both semifinal matches going to tiebreak. In the end, it was No. 2 seed Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb that won the @AVP Gold Series Championships in Chicago, their first title since winning AVP Seattle in June.
Still In It: Sponcil/Cannon Go From Qualifiers to AVP Chicago Semis
As the sun set on Chicago Saturday night, the semifinals field was set for the AVP Gold Series Championships, though the day was ripe with upsets in the contender’s bracket, with No. 18 Terese Cannon/Sarah Sponcil making it all the way back to the semis through five matches.
#9 Bomgren/Schalk, #10 Howard/Reeves Make AVP Chicago Winners Final 4
Opening day in the main draw the AVP Championships in Chicago was riddled with upsets and saw ninth-seeded Tim Bomgren/Chaim Schalk and No. 10 Brittany Howard/Kelly Reeves advance to the winner’s bracket final four.
16 Teams Earn Spots in AVP Chicago Main Draw after Qualifying
Sixty-four men’s teams and 36 women’s faced off in Thursday’s qualifying bracket trying to earn a spot in the AVP Chicago main draw. At the end of the day, Sarah Sponcil/Terese Cannon moved on in their first tournament together and Bruno Amorim/Skylar del Sol were the lone men’s team to make it through in straight sets.
An Inside Look at AVP Chicago
AVP Chicago will see 124 teams, including qualifiers, compete on the last stop on the three-event gold series, which features increased points and a $250,000 prize purse.
Celebrating 10 Years: Phil Dalhausser Looks Back on 2008 Olympic Gold
Phil Dalhausser shared video of the gold medal point at the 2008 Olympics, which came 10 years ago today. VolleyMob looks back at Dalhausser’s continued success and career since that day.
Two-time Champs Hochevar/Day to Face Off in Manhattan Beach
Former partners Brittany Hochevar and Emily Day, who have won the last two Manhattan Beach Open titles together, will be on opposite sides of the court with another title shot on the line on Sunday. Meanwhile, No. 6 Jeremy Casebeer/Reid Priddy crashed the men’s final four playing through the contender’s bracket.
Tri Bourne Makes Return After 18 Months Off at AVP Manhattan Beach
Friday’s AVP Manhattan Beach Open slate marked the return of Tri Bourne, after an 18-month battle with an autoimmune disorder, and also saw the top three seeds in the men’s and women’s brackets stay alive in the winner’s bracket. The No. 5 seeds on both sides also picked up three wins each.
Matt Prosser’s Return, David Lee’s Beach Debut Highlight AVP Qualifier
Eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams played their way through qualifying en route to spots in the main draw of the AVP Manhattan Beach Open on Thursday.
An Inside Look at the AVP Manhattan Beach Open
Increased prize money and a jam-packed lineup including defending champions Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena, have Manhattan Beach primed for the “Super Bowl of Beach Volleyball.”