DELA BEACH OPEN
- FIVB Four-Star
- Jan. 2-7, 2018
- The Hague, Netherlands
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The first matches of pool play have wrapped up at the DELA Beach Open, with nine of the top 10 seeds winning. The lone exception was No. 10 seed Christopher McHugh and Damien Schumann of Australia, who fell to No. 23 seed Christiaan Varenhorst and Jasper Bouter from the Netherlands.
Newly formed American duo Billy Allen and Ryan Doherty bested countrymen Bill Kolinske and Miles Evans in three sets: 17-21, 21-19, 15-10.
Allen/Doherty were one of two American pairs to win in the opening round of pool play, alongside new pair Casey Patterson and Stafford Slick, who bested Polish duo Kacper Kujawiak/Maciej Rudol in straight sets.
Three Polish pairs notched victories, while Latvia, Brazil, USA and the Netherlands each boasted two winning pairs.
All eight teams that advanced through qualifying lost their first match of pool play.
The second round of pool play commences early Friday morning.
Men’s Pool Play Results
Martins Plavins/Edgars Tocs (Latvia) def. Youssef Krou/Quincy Aye (France) 21-13, 21-13
Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen (Netherlands) def. Max Betzien/David Poniewaz (Germany) 25-23, 21-18
Alex Ranghieri/Marco Caminati (Italy) def. Nico Beeler/Marco Krattiger (Switzerland) 21-16, 14-21, 15-12
Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak (Poland) def. Jyrki Nurminen/Santeri Siren (Finland) 21-9, 21-13
Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick (USA) def. Kacper Kujawiak/Maciej Rudol (Poland) 21-18, 21-17
Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins (Latvia) def. Vasilii Ivanov/Ilya Leshukov (Russia) 21-19, 21-10
Gustavo “Guto” Albrecht Carvalhaes/Vitor Goncalves Felipe (Brazil) def. Nejc Zemljak/Danijel Pokersnik (Slovenia) 21-18, 22-20
Mariusz Prudel/Jakub Szalankiewicz (Poland) def. Cole Durant/Zachery Schubert (Australia) 21-19, 21-10
Pedro Solberg/Geroge Souto Maior Wanderley (Brazil) def. Dirk Boehle/Steven van de Velde (Netherlands) 26-24, 21-14
Billy Allen/Ryan Doherty (USA) def. Bill Kolinske/Miles Evans (USA) 17-21, 21-19, 15-10
Dries Koekelkoren/Tom vanWalle (Belgium) def. Nicolas Capogrosso/Julian Amado Azaad (Argentina) 21-11, 21-16
Grant O’Gorman/Ben Saxton (Canada) def. Robin Seidl/Christoph Dressler (Austria) 21-15, 21-14
Christiaan Varenhorst/Jasper Bouter (Netherlands) def. Christopher McHugh/Damien Schumann (Australia) 21-19, 21-14
Michal Bryl/Grzegorz Fijalek (Poland) def. Ondrej Perusic/David Schweiner (Czech Republic) 13-21, 21-15, 17-15
Ahmed Tijan/Cherif Younousse (Qatar) def. Maxime Thiercy/Arnaud Gauthier-Rat (France) 21-14, 21-18
Anders Berntsen Mol/Christian Sandlie Sorum (Norway) def. Rihards Finsters/Aleksandrs Solovejs (Latvia) 21-16, 21-16