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.”
Qualifiers Elize Maia/Maria Clara Lead 3 Brazilian Pool Champs
Seven of the top eight seeds, including Americans April Ross/Alix Klineman, won pool titles in Moscow. Qualifiers Elize Maia/Maria Clara Salgado rounded out the group as the third Brazilian pool winners.
Chile, Serbia to Battle for Tokyo Gold, Fendrick/Sponcil in Last 8
The podium matches are set for the men’s Tokyo Three Star, while the women’s first of the women’s semifinalists was decided. Team USA’s Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick will vie for bronze, while Lauren Fendrick/Sarah Sponcil are in the women’s quarterfinals.
Flint/Day Win Pool E in Tokyo, Patterson/Slick On To Quarters
Americans Betsi Flint/Emily Day and Lauren Fendrick/Sarah Sponcil and three Japanese duos are among 16 women’s teams left at the Tokyo Three Star. Meanwhile, Team USA’s Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick remain among the final eight on the men’s side.
USA’s Patterson/Slick Top Pool D at Tokyo Three-Star
American Stafford Slick/Casey Patterson were among eight pool title winners crowned at the Tokyo Three Star on Thursday, while three of the four women’s teams representing the USA won their opening pool matches.
An Inside Look at AVP Hermosa Beach
The AVP is set for its fifth stop of the season, taking Hermosa Beach, California, from July 26-29. The AVP Tour’s history in Hermosa Beach runs deep, dating to the league’s inaugural season in 1984.
Flint/Day Win Third Straight Title, Taking Haiyang Gold
Americans Betsi Flint/Emily Day picked up five wins en route to the Haiyang Three Star title, while Caitin Ledoux/Sarah Sponcil earned the bronze. Austrians Robin Seidl went 6-0 on the way to the mens gold, topping Brazilians George/Thiago in the final.
WATCH LIVE: Haiyang Three Star Semis, Podium Matches
The race for the Haiyang Three Star gold is down to four teams per gender, with three American women’s duos and two Brazilian men’s pairings remaining. Live streaming of the matches is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET
Three USA Women’s Pairs, Two Brazilian Men Make Haiyang Final Four
No. 2 Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen, No. 3 Betsi Flint/Emily Day and No. 24 Caitlin Ledoux/Sarah Sponcil picked up a pair of victories on Saturday to earn a spot in the Haiyang semifinals beginning at 9 p.m. ET. On the men’s side, two Brazilian pairs are among the final four.
USA Dominating Haiyang Open with Five Pool Titles
American women won four of the eight pool titles at the Haiyang Three Star on Thursday, meanwhile sixth-seeded Americans Bill Kolinske/Miles Evans were the top seeded men’s pair to claim a pool championship.