Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

2022 Beach Pro Tour – Dubai Challenge No. 2

The 2022 Beach Pro Tour – Dubai Challenge No. 2 showcased intense competition among talented athletes from around the world. In this article, we’ll provide a detailed overview of the event, highlighting the achievements of both male and female competitors.

U.S. Competitors

The tournament featured a strong representation from the United States, with notable performances from the following athletes:

Men:

  • Chase Budinger/Troy Field
  • Logan Webber/Evan Cory
  • Taylor Crabb/Paul Lotman
  • Andy Benesh/Miles Partain

Women:

  • Xolani Hodel/Hailey Harward
  • Savvy Simo/Deahna Kraft
  • Katie Horton/Julia Scoles
  • Jade Race/Violeta Slabakova
  • Molly Turner/Maddie Anderson

Results

Let’s delve into the results of this thrilling competition, starting with the men’s category.

Men

Qualification Preliminary Phase

  • Benesh/Partain def. Humaid/Hassan (UAE), 2-0 (21-9, 21-8)
  • Crabb/Lotman def. Ahmed/Haitham (OMA), 2-0 (21-15, 21-17)
  • Webber/Cory def. Atef/Fayed (EGY), 2-0 (21-14, 21-8)

Qualification Second Round

  • Crabb/Lotman def. Zurcher/Jordan (SUI), 2-0 (21-17, 21-13)
  • Benesh/Partain def. Hood/Mazin (OMA), 2-0 (21-16, 21-17)
  • Webber/Cory def. Korycki/Kruk (POL), 2-0 (21-16, 24-22)

Pool C

  • Metral/Haussener (SUI) def. Webber/Cory, 2-0 (21-19, 21-17)
  • Krou/Gauthier-Rat (FRA) def. Webber/Cory, 2-1 (15-21, 21-14, 15-8)

Pool D

  • Schubert/Hodges (AUS) def. Budinger/Field, 2-0 (21-18, 21-17)
  • Evandro/Vinicius (BRA) def. Benesh/Partain, 2-0 (21-14, 21-13)
  • Benesh/Partain def. Budinger/Field, 2-1 (19-21, 21-17, 17-15)

Pool F

  • Crabb/Lotman def. Amer/Abduljalil (OMA), 2-0 (21-13, 21-9)
  • Crabb/Lotman def. Pedrosa/Camps (POR), 2-0 (21-16, 21-17)
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Round of 18

  • Benesh/Partain def. Virgen/Sarabia (MEX), 2-0 (21-16, 21-11)

Round of 16

  • Viscovich/Ranghieri (ITA) def. Benesh/Partain, 2-1 (16-21, 21-16, 15-13)
  • Crabb/Lotman def. Krou/Gauthier-Rat, 2-0 (21-19, 22-20)

Quarterfinals

  • Crabb/Lotman def. Pedro Solberg/Arthur (BRA), 2-0 (21-18, 27-25)

Semifinals

  • Capogrosso/Capogrosso (ARG) def. Crabb/Lotman, 2-0 (21-14, 21-17)

Bronze Medal Match

  • Crabb/Lotman def. Heidrich/Dilliar (SUI), 2-0 (21-15, 21-18)

Moving on to the women’s category…

Women

Qualification Preliminary Phase

  • Maruyama/Riko (JPN) def. Race/Slabakova, 2-1 (21-17, 20-22, 18-16)

Qualification Second Round

  • Horton/Scoles def. Maruyama/Riko (JPN), 2-0 (21-15, 21-9)
  • Vasiliauskaite/Kovalskaja (LTU) def. Simo/Kraft, 2-1 (16-21, 21-19, 15-10)
  • Hodel/Harward def. Metsakoivu/Metsakoivu (FIN), 2-0 (21-11, 21-6)

Pool A

  • Lvwen/Dong (CHN) def. Hodel/Harward, 2-0 (22-20, 21-19)
  • Hodel/Harward def. Vasiliauskaite/Kovalskaja (LTU), 2-0 (21-17, 21-17)

Pool B

  • Turner/Anderson def. Bentele/Lutz, 2-1 (21-16, 16-21, 15-11)
  • Xia/Lin (CHN) def. Turner/Anderson, 2-0 (23-21, 21-14)

Pool D

  • Simo/Kraft def. Radarong/Charanrutwadee (THA), 2-0 (21-13, 21-12)
  • Simo/Kraft def. Akiko/Yurka (JPN), 2-0 (21-10, 21-12)

Pool F

  • Horton/Scoles def. Dunarova/Resova (CZE), 2-1 (22-20, 14-21, 15-11)
  • Horton/Scoles def. Grune/Schulz (GER), 2-1 (21-18, 19-21, 15-12)

Round of 18

  • Davidova/Baieva (UKR) def. Hodel/Harward, 2-0 (21-13, 21-17)

Round of 16

  • Horton/Scoles def. Bentele/Lutz, 2-1 (18-21, 21-19, 15-13)
  • Naraphornrapat/Worapeerachayakorn (THA) def. Simo/Kraft, 2-0 (21-18, 21-16)
  • Turner/Anderson def. Zhu Lingdi/Wang (CHN), 2-0 (21-18, 21-16)

Quarterfinals

  • Turner/Anderson def. Kortzinger/Kunst (GER), 2-0 (21-17, 22-20)
  • Horton/Scoles def. Helland-Hansen/Olimstad (NOR), 2-0 (21-13, 21-15)

Semifinals

  • Turner/Anderson def. Naraphornrapat/Worapeerachayakorn (THA), 2-0 (21-13, 21-17)
  • Schneider/Sude (GER) def. Horton/Scoles, 2-1 (18-21, 21-15, 15-13)

Bronze Medal Match

  • Naraphornrapat/Worapeerachayakorn (THA) def. Horton/Scoles, 2-0 (21-10, 21-14)

Gold Medal Match

  • Schneider/Sude (GER) def. Turner/Anderson, 2-0 (21-17, 21-14)

FAQs

Q: What is the Beach Pro Tour – Dubai Challenge No. 2?
A: The Beach Pro Tour – Dubai Challenge No. 2 is a prestigious beach volleyball tournament that features top athletes from around the world competing for glory.

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Q: Who were the U.S. competitors in the tournament?
A: The U.S. was represented by talented male and female athletes, including Chase Budinger, Troy Field, Logan Webber, Evan Cory, Taylor Crabb, Paul Lotman, Andy Benesh, Miles Partain, Xolani Hodel, Hailey Harward, Savvy Simo, Deahna Kraft, Katie Horton, Julia Scoles, Jade Race, Violeta Slabakova, Molly Turner, and Maddie Anderson.

Q: Who were the winners in the men’s and women’s categories?
A: In the men’s category, Schneider/Sude (GER) emerged as the winners, while the women’s category was won by Crabb/Lotman.

Summary

The 2022 Beach Pro Tour – Dubai Challenge No. 2 was a thrilling competition that showcased top-notch beach volleyball skills. Athletes from various countries competed fiercely, providing spectators with exciting matches and unforgettable moments. The event crowned Schneider/Sude (GER) as the champions in the men’s category and Crabb/Lotman as the winners in the women’s category. Congratulations to all the participants for their outstanding performances, and we look forward to witnessing more exciting beach volleyball action in the future. Visit our website for more updates and upcoming events!