Americans Caitlin Ledoux and Emily Stockman secured the SMM Pak Bara Beach Satun One Star title on Tuesday night with a pair of three-set wins. It was the pair’s first gold as a duo and Stockman’s second on the FIVB tour.
April was full of international club championships, hirings in the collegiate and international ranks and streaks in the men’s and beach games leading up to conference championships on both sides. Both USC beach and the team’s No. 1 pair Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes kept streaks rolling until late in the season en route to Pac-12 titles.
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).
Top seeded Joy Stubbe and Madelein Meppelink of the Netherlands will play for gold in front of their home crowd on Sunday, facing Germany’s Kim Behrens and Sandra Ittlinger
Streaming video of the Aalsmeer One Star is available through the Dutch volleyball YouTube channel.
Five Dutch pairs, three men’s and two women’s, and three American duos, two women’s and one men’s, are through to the Aalsmeer quarterfinals.
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.
The 2017 AVP Tour is coming to a close, with the Chicago Championships rapidly approaching this weekend.
The teams have been announced for the upcoming event in Long Beach Presidents Cup, that will be hosted by the FIVB from July 12-16. The tournament will host eight USA teams, per gender, with them facing some of the top-eight international teams in the games.
China’s Shuhui Wen and Xinyi Xia, Lithuania’s Ieva Dumbauskaite and Monika Poviliatyte, Czech Republic’s Martina Bonnerova and Sarka Nakladalova and Americans Kelly Larsen and Betsi Flint advanced through the first three rounds to Sunday’s semifinals.