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.
As the AVP San Francisco Open kicks off today, we take a look at some of the details behind the tournament as well as who is taking center stage and what lies ahead.
Seeds 1, 2, 3 and 5 picked up two wins a piece to move on to the AVP New York Gold Series quarterfinals on both the men’s and women’s sides.
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.
July brought the women’s World Grand Prix, the culmination of the men’s World League and several AVP and FIVB beach titles en route to the Beach World Championships slated for the end of the month.
The first day of the Hermosa Beach Open main draw has concluded with round 4 of play to pick up on July 22.
At the San Francisco Open, some smaller names took the top spots for both the men’s and women’s side of the tournament.
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.
Casey Patterson is a professional beach volleyball player from Van Nuys, California that is starting his 2017 AVP tour with…
There will be a new men’s champion at the AVP Tour event in New York City, as Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena forfeited their first elimination match, giving the easy win to Theo Brunner and Casey Patterson. On the women’s side of things, the previous winners both moved onto the semifinal round.