Top Seeds Dalhausser/Lucena, Klineman/Ross Headline Austin Open Semis

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 20th, 2018 | AVP Tour, News, Pro Beach

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


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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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