The on-court competition field is set, the live musical lineup is ready to take the stage and the health, wellness, training and activity slate is packed with opportunities for engagement at the San Jose Invitational, the opening stop on three-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings’ P1440 Tour.
The final stop on the King of the Court Crown Series tour hits Huntington Beach, California on Saturday with 20 men’s and 20 women’s teams competing.
Sixty-four men’s teams and 36 women’s faced off in Thursday’s qualifying bracket trying to earn a spot in the AVP Chicago main draw. At the end of the day, Sarah Sponcil/Terese Cannon moved on in their first tournament together and Bruno Amorim/Skylar del Sol were the lone men’s team to make it through in straight sets.
AVP Chicago will see 124 teams, including qualifiers, compete on the last stop on the three-event gold series, which features increased points and a $250,000 prize purse.
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.
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For the men, qualifying seeds 1-6 as well as the No. 25 and No. 26 teams survived to move on to Friday’s action. The top eight women’s qualifiers advanced.
The qualification round of the AVP Tour stop in Seattle has concluded, with four teams from each gender moving on to the main draw of the tournament.
The opening round of the AVP New York Gold Series stop has concluded with a few shake-ups occurring in the first matches of the day on the men’s side, while the women’s side remained fairly consistent throughout the day, with a near top-four showdown in the first elimination rounds.
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