Poland’s Grzegorz Fijalek/Michal Bryl, which were runnerup to Norwegians Anders Mol/Christian Sorum at the World Tour Finals and at the Vienna Major will have a third shot at the team in the Las Vegas Open Final on Sunday.
After four days of competition, the Las Vegas Open medal race is down to four teams as two Canadian pairs will meet in the final and two Brazilian sides will vie for third place on Sunday.
The first two women’s quarterfinalists earned their spots, while the remaining six matches of Round 2 are slated to begin at noon ET Saturday. Americans Betsi Flint/Emily Day defeated two other Team USA pairs en route to the Final 8, while Brazilians Ana Patricia/Rebecca earned their spot with the Pool H title and a win over Japan.
Teams from seven different countries make up the men’s quarterfinal field with top seeded Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb and qualifiers Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb highlighting the field. Both American pairs won their respective pools and claimed their spot in the quarters with tiebreak victories in Round 2.
Women’s pool play continues on Friday with all 32 teams in action. First up, beginning at noon ET are the pool title matches, including three American pairs. Mens action begins at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Top seeded Americans Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb and No. 19 Trevor Crabb/Tri Bourne are among eight pool title winners to earn a free pass to the second elimination round. Qualifiers Crabb/Bourne knocked off No. 3 Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira in straight sets to claim Pool C.
Just three of the 16 women’s main draw matches went the distance on Thursday with Latvia’s Anastasija Kravcenoka/Tina Graudina and Americans Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen and Betsi Flint/Emily Day coming out victorious.
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Four American men’s pairs and three United States women’s duos were among those the eight teams per gender that moved through qualifying into the p1440/FIVB Las Vegas Four Star on Wednesday.
Four-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings has selected four-time AVP Defensive Player of the Year Brooke Sweat as her partner for Tokyo 2020.
From the crowds, to the competition field to all of the surrounding elements that make P1440 unique, founder Kerri Walsh Jennings sat down with VolleyMob to take a look back at the beach volleyball tour, health and wellness fair and concert series’ opening stop at the San Jose Invitational.
When three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings founded the p1440 beach volleyball tour/concert series and health and wellness event, she had hopes for an international event featuring the best in the world. In the end, two international teams – Canada’s Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson and Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Martins Plavins won the inaugural titles in San Jose on Sunday.
The final six teams per gender were added to the p1440 San Jose Invitational main draw on Thursday, with players ranging from 16-year old Miles Partain to 43-year old Alicia Zamparelli-Flavia.
The on-court competition field is set, the live musical lineup is ready to take the stage and the health, wellness, training and activity slate is packed with opportunities for engagement at the San Jose Invitational, the opening stop on three-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings’ P1440 Tour.
“It seems this season things are clicking, I’d say the added experience of having a year under our belt and having more support from our integrated support team and a new coach have definitely all contributed.” – Canadian Brandie Wilkerson said.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is partnering up with fellow American Brooke Sweat for the P1440/FIVB co-sponsored four-star event in Las Vegas in October. Sweat is returning to the court after rotator cuff surgery.
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