Americans Bill Kolinske and Miles Evans and Sean Rosenthal and Trevor Crabb are among the 16 teams that advanced to the second round of men’s qualifying at the DELA Beach Open in the Hague.
Americans Bill Kolinske and Miles Evans moved on to Saturday’s semifinals with a straight set win over Australia’s Paul Burnett and Joshua Court (21-14, 21-12).
Dutch duo Joy Stubbe and Madelein Meppelink and Italian pair Marco Caminati and Enrico Rossi won the titles at the Aalsmeer One Star on Sunday. American teams took silver (men’s) and bronze (women’s).
Streaming video of the Aalsmeer One Star is available through the Dutch volleyball YouTube channel.
The 1-star FIVB World Tour event in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands is set to begin on October 26 with the qualification round that will include three American duos, along with two teams in reserve.
April Ross and Kelly Claes lost in the main draw on Thursday, while fellow Americans Lauren Fendrick and Nicole Branagh, Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar, and Summer Ross and Brooke Sweat fared better with straight-set wins
The FIVB World Tour is continuing this week with a three-star competition in Qinzhou, China.
Gustavo Rocha was a volunteer assistant last season with Pepperdine – the team that USC beat for the NCAA title.
The second day of the Long Beach President’s Cup has concluded with the women have completed their preliminary rounds and quarterfinal play, having the semifinals set to be played on July 15. The men will finish up quarterfinal play on July 15 the proceed to their semifinal and finals play on July 16.
The first day of pool play has concluded at the FIVB Long Beach Presidents Cup, with Americans facing Americans and international squads facing one another.