The final six teams per gender were added to the p1440 San Jose Invitational main draw on Thursday, with players ranging from 16-year old Miles Partain to 43-year old Alicia Zamparelli-Flavia.
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.
Friday’s AVP Manhattan Beach Open slate marked the return of Tri Bourne, after an 18-month battle with an autoimmune disorder, and also saw the top three seeds in the men’s and women’s brackets stay alive in the winner’s bracket. The No. 5 seeds on both sides also picked up three wins each.
Eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams played their way through qualifying en route to spots in the main draw of the AVP Manhattan Beach Open on Thursday.
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.
Florida State’s Jon Justice/Adam Wienckowski and LSU’s Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss punched their tickets to the World University Games, winning the USA Volleyball Beach Pairs Championships on Saturday.
Hailey Luke and Katie Horton (above) are one of three Florida State pairs still alive heading into championship Saturday at the 2018 U.S. Collegiate Beach Chamapionships.
Two teams are one step closer to a berth in the 2018 World University Championships as pool play for the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships wrapped up on Thursday.
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.