Ross/Klineman Fight Past Country Quota Matches At The Hague Open

  0 Carly DeMarque | January 02nd, 2018 | Beach, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

2018 World Tour – The Hague

  • January 2-7
  • The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Country Quota Matches
  • Schedule

April Ross and Alix Klineman just recently teamed up for the 2018 season and going forward to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games – they have also fought through two country quota matches to make the main draw of their first tournament together in The Hague.

First up, they took on Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen, to which they downed their fellow American’s 2-0, (21-16, 21-13). They then moved on to face off against Brittany Hochevar and Emily Day who took the first set off Ross/Klineman but lost the next two for a score of 2-1, (15-21, 21-18, 15-8).

These two matches are just the start of the competition in The Hague that will see the qualification tournament begin on January 3 followed by the start of the main draw later that day.

The tournament is being played indoors at the Sportcampus Zuiderpark in the Dutch capital.

“To start in January, in a cold climate and indoor feels good,” said Ross to the FIVB. “I always fought for a year-round calendar and I’m super stoked that we’re here and the venue is amazing. We should have this every year.”

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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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