AVP Austin Open
Headlining Sunday’s semifinals of the AVP Austin Open are top seeded Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena on the men’s side and Alix Klineman/April Ross on the women’s.
Dalhausser/Lucena are set to face No. 5 Stafford Slick/Casey Patterson to kick off the men’s action at 12:15 p.m. ET, followed by No. 6 Tim Bomgren/Taylor Crabb vs. No. 7 Jeremy Casebeer/Reid Priddy at 1:15.
Dalhausser/Lucena and Casebeer/Priddy worked their way through the winner’s bracket with three straight victories. Slick/Patterson fought back through two rounds of the contender’s bracket and Bomgren/Crabb bounced back after falling to No. 3 Billy Allen/Ryan Doherty in the second round.
Joining Klineman/Ross on the women’s side are No. 6 Lane Carico/Karolina Marciniak, No. 7 seed Lauren Fendrick/Sarah Sponcil and No. 9 Karissa Cook/Katie Spieler. Fendrick/Sponcil won three straight matches in their AVP debut to make the semis, while Carico/Marciniak and Cook Spieler battled through the contender’s bracket after dropping their opening round matches.
Klineman/Ross will face Carico/Marciniak at 10:15 a.m., while Cook/Spieler will try to play spoiler to Sponcil’s first pro event, following a national championship season at UCLA, at 11:15 a.m.
The women’s championship match is set for 2:30 p.m. followed by the men’s.
Men’s Round 3
Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena def. John Mayer/Trevor Crabb 21-18, 22-20
Jeremy Casebeer/Reid Priddy def. Billy Allen/Ryan Doherty 21-15, 21-18
Contender’s Round 2
Stafford Slick/Casey Patterson def. Ed Ratledge/Eric Zaun 21-17, 21-18
Tim Bomgren/Taylor Crabb def. Ty Loomis/Piotr Marciniak 21-15, 17-21, 17-15
Women’s Round 3
Alix Klineman/April Ross def. Sarah Day/Nicolette Martin 21-17, 21-17
Lauren Fendrick/Sarah Sponcil def. Janelle Allen/Kerri Schuh 21-13, 21-17
Contender’s Round 2
Lane Carico/Karolina Marciniak def. Allen/Schuh 21-18, 21-9
Karissa Cook/Katie Spieler def. Day/Martin 21-14, 21-16