King of the Court Crown Series – Waikiki Sept. 14, 2018 Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy; Waikiki, Hawaii The first…
The King of the Court Crown Series makes its third stop of the season in Waikiki, for a dual gender event, following men’s only events in Utrecht, Netherlands, and Antwerp, Belgium.
The AVP Hawaii Invitational, the final stop on the 2018 tour, is just days away and the field has been set. Eight teams per gender, including both reigning FIVB World Tour Finals champs, with vie for the title in the double-elimination two-day affair.
No. 3 seed Alix Klineman/April Ross claimed their third AVP title of the season and a $25,000 payday by winning the AVP Gold Series Championship in Chicago on Sunday.
As the sun set on Chicago Saturday night, the semifinals field was set for the AVP Gold Series Championships, though the day was ripe with upsets in the contender’s bracket, with No. 18 Terese Cannon/Sarah Sponcil making it all the way back to the semis through five matches.
Opening day in the main draw the AVP Championships in Chicago was riddled with upsets and saw ninth-seeded Tim Bomgren/Chaim Schalk and No. 10 Brittany Howard/Kelly Reeves advance to the winner’s bracket final four.
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.
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.
Forty-six athletes were named to the 2018 Pac-12 Conference Beach Volleyball All-Academic teams, Commissioner Larry Scott announced on Friday.
The top pair in the country will be crowned on Saturday at the Bridgestone USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships. The event will feature 32 women’s teams hailing from 18 schools and eight men’s teams.