Two American Men’s Duos, Two Women’s On To Shepparton Round of 12

  0 Wendy Mayer | February 02nd, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach


In pool play action, the winners of the Thursday’s first round matches moved on to play for pool supremacy on Friday. Meanwhile, the two losing teams faced off for the final spots in the Round of 12.

All four women’s qualifiers made it through to the Round of 12, with Dutch pair Katja Stam/Julia Wouters doing so in the first round of pool play with a win over Alice Bain/Julia Tilley (New Zealand). The remaining three, all from Japan, finished third in their pools: Yukako Suzuki/Kaho Sakaguchi, Chiyo Suzuki/Reika Murakami and Yui Nagata/Minori Kumada.

On the men’s side, Americans Eric Zaun and Adam Roberts and Chase Frishman and James Avery Drost kept things rolling with their third victories of the tournament, moving into the Round of 12 after starting in qualifying.

Pool play wrapped up with Thursday’s first round winners facing off for seeding on Friday afternoon.

Friday evening, the women’s round of 12 began followed by the men’s at 9:30 p.m. ET.


Women’s Pool Play Round 1

Pool A

Shaunna Marie Polley/Kelsie Wills (Australia) def. Tamsin Hinchley/Christine Jenkins (Australia) 21-13, 19-21, 15-13

Miller Pata/Linline Matauatu (Vanuatu) def. Yukako Suzuki/Kaho Sakaguchi (Japan) 21-18, 21-23, 15-9


Pool B

Phoebe Bell/Jessyka Ngauamo (Australia) def. Yui Nagata/Minori Kumada (Japan) 21-18, 22-20

Jace Pardon/Caitlin Ledoux (USA) def. Laite Nima/Iliseva Ratudina (Fiji) 21-5, 21-7


Pool C

Marta Menegatti/Laura Giombini (Italy) def. Chiyo Suzuki/Reika Murakami (Japan) 21-12, 23-21

Ayumi Kusano/Takemi Nishibori (Japan) def. Brittany Kendall/Stefanie Weiler (Australia) 15-21, 21-18, 15-11


Pool D

Amanda Dowdy/Irene Pollock (USA) def. Sabine Mills/Jordan Mowen (Australia) 21-8, 21-9

Katja Stam/Julia Wouters (Netherlands) def. Alice Bain/Julia Tilley (New Zealand) 21-17, 21-12


Women’s Pool Play Round 2

Pool A

 Yukako Suzuki/Kaho Sakaguchi (Japan) def. Tamsin Hinchley/Christine Jenkins (Australia) 21-17, 25-15

Shaunna Marie Polley/Kelsie Wills (Australia) def. Miller Pata/Linline Matauatu (Vanuatu) 21-16, 18-21, 15-13


Pool B

Yui Nagata/Minori Kumada (Japan) def. Laite Nima/Iliseva Ratudina (Fiji) 21-10, 21-9

Jace Pardon/Caitlin Ledoux (USA) def. Phoebe Bell/Jessyka Ngauamo (Australia) 21-15, 24-22


Pool C

Chiyo Suzuki/Reika Murakami (Japan) def. Brittany Kendall/Stefanie Weiler (Australia) 21-15, 21-19

Marta Menegatti/Laura Giombini (Italy) def. Ayumi Kusano/Takemi Nishibori (Japan) 21-15, 20-22, 15-7


Pool D

Alice Bain/Julia Tilley (New Zealand) def. Sabine Mills/Jordan Mowen (Australia) 21-18, 21-16

Amanda Dowdy/Irene Pollock (USA) def. Katja Stam/Julia Wouters (Netherlands) 21-14, 21-17


Men’s Pool Play Round 1

Pool A

Christopher McHugh/Damien Schumann (Australia) def. Justin Schumann/Mitchell Wakefield (Australia) 21-19, 21-18

Martin Appelgren/Simon Boman (Sweden) def. Sergiy Grabovskyy/Fiodar Kazhamiaka (Canada) 19-21, 22-20, 15-10


Pool B

Cole Durant/Zachery Schubert (Australia) def. Felipe Humana-Paredes/Cameron Wheelan (Canada) 21-19, 21-18

Armin Dollinger/Simon Kulzer (Germany) def. Surin Jongklang/Adisorn Khaolumtarn (Thailand) 21-23, 21-14, 15-9


Pool C

Chase Frishman/James Avery Drost (USA) def. Paul Burnett/Joshua Court (Australia) 21-18, 21-16

Pui Lam Wong/Tsz Ho Kelvin Lau (Hong Kong) def. Inia Korowale/Nacanieli Elliot (Fiji) 21-19, 21-16


Pool D

Eric Zaun/Adam Roberts (USA) def. Nuttanon Inkiew/Sedtawat Padsawud (Thailand) 21-15, 21-15

Rene Kapa/Morgan Seymour (New Zealand) def. Marcus Ferguson/Maximilian Guehrer (Australia) 21-16, 27-25


Men’s Pool Play Round 2

Pool A

Sergiy Grabovskyy/Fiodar Kazhamiaka (Canada) def. Justin Schumann/Mitchell Wakefield (Australia) 21-15, 21-16

Martin Appelgren/Simon Boman (Sweden) def. Christopher McHugh/Damien Schumann (Australia) 19-21, 21-14, 15-8


Pool B

Surin Jongklang/Adisorn Khaolumtarn (Thailand) def. Felipe Humana-Paredes/Cameron Wheelan (Canada)  21-15, 21-19

Cole Durant/Zachery Schubert (Australia) def. Armin Dollinger/Simon Kulzer (Germany)  21-14, 21-13


Pool C

Inia Korowale/Nacanieli Elliot (Fiji) def. Paul Burnett/Joshua Court (Australia) 23-21, 21-17

Chase Frishman/James Avery Drost (USA) def. Pui Lam Wong/Tsz Ho Kelvin Lau (Hong Kong) 21-18, 21-14


Pool D

Nuttanon Inkiew/Sedtawat Padsawud (Thailand) def. Marcus Ferguson/Maximilian Guehrer (Australia) 21-16, 24-22

Eric Zaun/Adam Roberts (USA) def. Rene Kapa/Morgan Seymour (New Zealand) 21-18, 21-13

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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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