Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

2019 FIVB Itapema 4-Star: A Recap of the Exciting Tournament

FIVB Itapema

The 2019 FIVB Itapema 4-Star tournament was a thrilling event that showcased the skills of top beach volleyball teams from around the world. In this article, we will take a closer look at the competition, highlighting the standout performances and key results. Whether you’re a dedicated beach volleyball fan or simply interested in learning more about the sport, this recap will provide you with all the essential details.

U.S. Competitors Who Made Their Mark

The tournament featured talented male and female teams from the United States, who made their presence felt throughout the competition. Let’s take a moment to recognize these outstanding athletes:

  • Men: Doherty/Hyden, Priddy/Brunner, Bourne/Crabb Tr, Budinger/Patterson, Kolinske/Evans, Slick/Allen
  • Women: Klineman/Ross, Sponcil/Claes, Wopat/Hochevar, Hughes/Ross, Larsen/Stockman, Sweat/Walsh Jennings

Now, let’s dive into the highlights of the tournament and see how these teams performed.

Recap of the Women’s Matches

The women’s competition was fierce, with intense matches that kept fans on the edge of their seats. Here are the key results:

Country Quota

  • Sweat/Walsh Jennings defeated Sponcil/Claes

Qualifying Round 1

  • Wopat/Hochevar received a bye
  • Sweat/Walsh Jennings received a bye

Qualifying Round 2

  • Wopat/Hochevar defeated Suzuki/Nagata (JPN) with a score of 21-18, 14-21, 15-10
  • Sweat/Walsh Jennings defeated Gordo/Andrea (COL) with a score of 21-10, 21-18
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Pool B

  • Sweat/Walsh Jennings defeated Makroguzova/Kholomina (RUS) with a score of 23-21, 21-11
  • Sweat/Walsh Jennings defeated Pavan/Melissa (CAN) with a score of 21-18, 21-14

Pool E

  • Klineman/Ross defeated Victoria/Taina (BRA) with a score of 21-19, 21-13
  • Stubbe/van Iersel (NED) defeated Klineman/Ross with a score of 11-21, 21-17, 15-13

Pool F

  • Maria Antonelli/Carol (BRA) defeated Wopat/Hochevar with a score of 21-10, 21-9
  • Larsen/Stockman defeated Graudina/Kravcenoka (LAT) with a score of 21-13, 21-18
  • Maria Antonelli/Carol (BRA) defeated Graudina/Kravcenoka (LAT) with a score of 21-15, 21-17
  • Graudina/Kravcenoka (LAT) defeated Wopat/Hochevar with a score of 18-21, 21-11, 17-15

Pool G

  • Hughes/Ross defeated Lunde/Ulveseth (NOR) with a score of 21-16, 21-10
  • Hughes/Ross defeated Strbova/Dubovcova (SVK) with a score of 21-16, 21-18

Round 1

  • Klineman/Ross defeated Gallay/Gallay/Pereyra (ARG) with a score of 21-19, 21-12
  • Liliana/Elsa (ESP) defeated Larsen/Stockman with a score of 21-14, 11-21, 15-11

Round 2

  • Sweat/Walsh Jennings defeated Strbova/Dubovcova (SVK) with a score of 21-15, 21-14
  • Klineman/Ross defeated Hughes/Ross with a score of 21-16, 12-21, 15-10

Round 3

  • Pavan/Melissa (CAN) defeated Sweat/Walsh Jennings with a score of 15-21, 21-12, 15-10
  • Klineman/Ross defeated Agatha/Duda (BRA) with a score of 25-27, 21-18, 15-13

Semifinals

  • Klineman/Ross defeated Stubbe/van Iersel (NED) with a score of 21-18, 21-17

Finals

  • Klineman/Ross defeated Pavan/Melissa (CAN) with a score of 25-23, 18-21, 15-10, securing the gold medal.

Recap of the Men’s Matches

The men’s competition was equally intense, with fierce battles between the talented teams. Let’s review the key results:

Qualifying Round 1

  • Priddy/Brunner received a bye

Qualifying Round 2

  • Priddy/Brunner defeated Grabovskyy/Wheelan (CAN) with a score of 21-11, 21-10

Pool A

  • Bourne/Crabb Tr defeated Heidrich/Gerson (SUI) with a score of 21-17, 21-14
  • Mol/Sorum (NOR) defeated Bourne/Crabb Tr with a score of 21-14, 21-17
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Pool D

  • Pedlow/Schachter (CAN) defeated Doherty/Hyden with a score of 21-14, 17-21, 15-12
  • Thiago/Oscar (BRA) defeated Doherty/Hyden with a score of 21-19, 21-17

Pool E

  • Alison/Alvaro Filho (BRA) defeated Slick/Allen with a score of 12-21, 21-15, 15-12
  • Popov/Gordieiev (UKR) defeated Slick/Allen with a score of 20-22, 21-18, 15-10

Pool G

  • Priddy/Brunner defeated Doppler/Horst (AUT) with a score of 29-27, 14-21, 15-11
  • Priddy/Brunner defeated Varenhorst/van de Velde (NED) with a score of 21-16, 21-19

Pool H

  • Budinger/Patterson defeated Grimalt/Grimalt (CHI) with a score of 14-21, 21-18, 15-11
  • Budinger/Patterson defeated Beeler/Krattiger (SUI) with a score of 22-20, 18-21, 18-16

Round 1

  • Bourne/Crabb Tr defeated Thiago/Oscar (BRA) with a score of 21-14, 21-16

Round 2

  • Budinger/Patterson defeated Heidrich/Gerson (SUI) with a score of 19-21, 24-22, 19-17
  • Bourne/Crabb Tr defeated Brouwer/Meeuwsen (NED) with a score of 20-22, 21-15, 15-8
  • Priddy/Brunner defeated Saxton/O’Gorman (CAN) with a score of 21-14, 22-20

Round 3

  • Fijalek/Bryl (POL) defeated Bourne, Crabb Tr with a score of 21-16, 21-18
  • Kantor/Losiak (POL) defeated Budinger/Patterson with a score of 21-18, 21-13
  • Mol/Sorum (NED) defeated Priddy/Brunner with a score of 21-19, 21-16

We hope this recap of the 2019 FIVB Itapema 4-Star tournament has provided you with an exciting overview of the competition. To stay updated with the latest news and events in the world of beach volleyball, visit our website Alpinetgheep.

FAQs

Q: Will there be another FIVB Itapema 4-Star tournament?
A: Yes, FIVB regularly organizes 4-Star tournaments around the world, so we can expect another edition in the future.

Q: Who were the top performers of the tournament?
A: Klineman/Ross and Sweat/Walsh Jennings stood out in the women’s competition, while Budinger/Patterson and Bourne/Crabb Tr showcased their skills in the men’s matches.

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Q: How can I improve my beach volleyball skills?
A: To enhance your skills, practice regularly, seek guidance from experienced coaches, and participate in local beach volleyball leagues or tournaments.

Conclusion

The 2019 FIVB Itapema 4-Star tournament was a thrilling showcase of top-level beach volleyball. From intense matches to standout performances, the event had something for every fan of the sport. Congratulations to all the teams for their impressive performances, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for beach volleyball. Stay updated with the latest news and events on Alpinetgheep for more exciting beach volleyball action.