Five American women’s pairs and American men Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Theo Brunner/John Hyden are among the Top 12 in their respective genders at the Huntington Beach Open heading into Saturday.
The first eliminations of the Huntington Beach Open happened late Thursday night as the main draw was cut to 32 teams on both the men’s and women’s side.
One hundred forty eight men’s and women’s teams from 23 countries are set to desend on Surf City for the first FIVB/AVP hybrid event, the Huntington Beach Open, a four-star international affair beginning Tuesday.
The FIVB and AVP have announced their partnership for the upcoming 2018 FIVB Huntington Beach Open.
Brazilian pro beach player Vitor Goncalves Felipe, who partners with Gustavo “Guto” Carvalhaes on the court, nailed down another partnership in his life on Feb. 25, proposing to longtime girlfriend Naty Taveira in front of a full stadium at the Joao Pessoa tournament.
Americans were atop the leaderboard in scoring and blocking on both the men’s and women’s sides at the Fort Lauderdale Major. Bronze medallist Summer Ross was tops in both categories for the women, while Theo Brunner led the scoring for the men and gold medalist Phil Dalhausser was the top blocker.
The Fort Lauderdale Major was a dream tournament for the hometown heroes, Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena. Lucena, who learned…
Top seeded Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, both Florida natives, did not drop a set in six matches leading up to the Fort Lauderdale Major gold medal on Sunday.
Top seeded Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, both Florida natives, have a shot to start 2018 with a gold medal, earning their way to the Fort Lauderdale Major finals with a pair of straight set victories on Saturday.
The United States are the only country with two teams remaining in the quarterfinals as No. 1 seed Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and No. 20 John Hyden/Theo Brunner advanced on Friday.