Quarterfinal Action Concluded For Women’s Tournament

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 17th, 2016 | Beach, News, Pro Beach


Brazilian pair Larissa Maestrini and Talita Antunes take down Argentinian duo Ana Gallay and Georgina Klug 2-0 (21-17, 21-17)

The first set was a back and forth showdown, with six ties early on in the set, at 7-7 Argentina began to pull away taking a 12-9 lead. The Brazilian pair fought back to tie the set up again at 14-14. Off two Talita kills and a Larissa ace, it put the pair up 16-14. From there the Brazilians took off, finishing the set 21-17.

The second set went similarly, with a close battle and multiple ties. At 11-11, Brazil took charge, going on a 6-2 run making it a 17-13 game. Argentina couldn’t hang and dropped the match 21-17.


Swiss duo Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre defeat German’s Julia Sude and Chantal Laboureur 2-0 (21-16, 21-18)

The first set started back to forth leading to a 4-4 tie, the Swiss pair went on a 4-0 run to lead 8-4. The German’s couldn’t catch back up trailing by three the remainder of the set dropping the set 21-16.

A 4-0 run started off the second set for the Swiss pair, but the German’s rallied back on a 4-1 run of their own to make the score 5-4. The score remained tight until the set got tied up at 15 all. The Swiss duo took the lead and kept it the remainder of the match, winning 21-18.


Reigning Olympic champions Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst took down undefeated Americans Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross 2-1 (21-18, 19-21, 15-11)

The Olympic champion duo Ludwig/Walkenhorst, took down undefeated American squad Walsh-Jennings/Ross in a three set battle. It was a close first set, tied at 7-7, but the German pair took charge and took a 17-10 lead over the Americans. At set point, the Americans went on a 5-0 run to make it a closer 18-20 match. Walkenhorst put an end to the set off an attack, ending at 21-18.

The second set was an close scoring set, with a tie at 10 all. The Americans tried to pull away taking a small 12-10 lead. From there, the Americans remained on top by two points, before taking the set 21-19.

The German’s took charge in the third set, taking at 7-2 lead early. The American’s couldn’t handle the lead, dropping the match 11-15.


Switzerland pair Nadine Zumkehr and Joana Heidrich defeated Australians Taliqua Clancy and Louise Bawden 2-0 (21-19, 21-11)

Switzerland took a quick 6-1 lead over the Australians in the first set. They kept up the lead, but the Australians fought back, tying the match at 15 all. It was a back and forth battle from there, until the Swiss took the set 21-19.

The second set was a blow out set, with the Swiss jumping to a commanding 13-4 lead. The Australians couldn’t hang and dropped the set and match 21-11.




A Swiss match-up between Forrer/Verge-Depre and Heidrich/Zumkehr at 9 am on Court 1.


German Olympic champions will face Brazilian pair Larissa/Talita on Court 2 on 10am.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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