Seasoned American Duo Dalhausser/Lucena To Play New Russian Squad

  0 Carly DeMarque | June 04th, 2017 | Beach, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach


  • May 31 to June 4
  • ‘Dynamo’ Beach Sports Centre, Vodniy Stadium
  • Co-ed
  • 3-Star Event
  • Event Site
  • Results

Heading to the finals of the FIVB World Beach Tour event in Moscow are Phil Daulhausser and partner Nick Lucena, who are on a roll this season, after taking the first two AVP Tour events. The American pair has been around the block a few times, having years of experience under their belts, as compared to Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Nikita Liamin who are considered a newer Russian duo. Krasilnikov/Liamin have now made five international event appearances with 64 FIVB starts combines, while Dalhausser/Lucena have competed together in 22 FIVB events with a total of 193 World Tour events combined.

This is just this third time in the history of FIVB World Tour events that an American duo will face a Russian pair for the finals.


  • Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Nikita Liamin (RUS) def. Maciej Rudol/Jakub Szalankiewicz (POL) 2-0, (21-18, 21-15)
  • Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins (LAT) def. Bruno Schmidt/Alison Cerutti (BRA) 2-1, (18-21, 22-20, 15-12)
  • Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena (USA) def. Michal Bryl/Grzegorz Fijalek (POL) 2-1, (21-19, 18-21, 15-8)
  • Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Artem Yarzutkin (RUS) def. Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira (ESP) 2-0, (21-16, 21-18)


  • Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Nikita Liamin (RUS) def. Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins (LAT) 2-0, (21-14, 21-17)
  • Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena (USA) def. Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Artem Yarzutkin (RUS) 2-0, (21-14, 21-17)

Both semifinals matches were easily taken by the victors, each coming out with the same scores on their routes to the finals of the tournament.

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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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