Two of the biggest stories of the AVP Hermosa Beach Open were the last minute pairings of two of the event’s contenders due to injury with each garnering mixed results.
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AVP Tour mainstay Phil Dalhausser will be utilizing an alternate partner this weekend in Hermosa Beach, his coach Jason Lochhead. Lochhead has coached Dalhausser and partner Nick Lucena since March 2017.
Action began at the Seattle Open with qualifiers on Thursday and four teams of each gender moving on to Friday’s main draw. At the end of Friday, the top four men’s seeds and top three women’s remain in the winner’s bracket.
In a stacked qualifying pool, only four teams per gender advanced through Thursday’s matches into the main draw. Seeds 2, 3, 5 and 9 made it through on the women’s side, while No. 1 qualifier Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan were knocked out. On the men’s side, seeds 1, 2, 4 and 6 advanced, including top seed Ty Loomis/Piotr Marciniak.
While American pairs take center stage, vying to defend home turf at the Huntington Beach Open four-star event in Surf City, California, three other FIVB events also are under way across the world in Turkey, the Philippines and Cambodia.