Monday, 22 Apr 2024

2023 Beach Pro Tour – Challenge Itapema

The 2023 Beach Pro Tour – Challenge Itapema is an exciting event that gathers some of the best beach volleyball players from around the world. In this article, we will take a closer look at the results of the tournament and highlight the performances of some of the talented athletes who competed.

U.S. Competitors

The United States was well-represented in the tournament, with several teams competing in both the men’s and women’s divisions. The men’s teams included Chaim Schalk/Tri Bourne, Trevor Crabb/Theo Brunner, Miles Partain/Andy Benesh, Chase Budinger/Miles Evans, Taylor Crabb/Taylor Sander, and Evan Cory/Logan Webber. On the women’s side, the U.S. teams included Julia Scoles/Betsi Flint, Terese Cannon/Sarah Sponcil, Kelley Kolinske/Hailey Harward, Corinne Quiggle/Sarah Schermerhorn, Allie Wheeler/Zana Muno, and Savvy Simo/Toni Rodriguez.

Results

The tournament was filled with intense matches and thrilling moments. Let’s take a closer look at the results.

Women

In the women’s division, there were several notable matches in the qualification stages. Quiggle/Schermerhorn defeated Murakami/Sakurako (JPN) with a score of 2-0 (21-14, 21-11), while Ludwig/Lippmann (GER) defeated Wheeler/Muno with a score of 2-0 (21-14, 21-12). Simo/Rodriguez also had a strong performance, defeating Carol Horta/Ana Luiza with a score of 2-0 (21-13, 21-13).

Moving on to the main draw, Simo/Rodriguez faced tough competition but managed to secure a victory against Dong/Wang (CHN) with a score of 2-1 (21-13, 16-21, 15-12). However, they were defeated by Xue/Xia (CHN) with a score of 2-0 (21-17, 21-11) in the same round.

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In another pool, Cannon/Sponcil had an impressive performance. They defeated Klinger/Klinger (AUT) with a score of 2-1 (16-21, 21-16, 15-7) and continued their winning streak by defeating Bobner/Verge-Depre (SUI) with a score of 2-0 (21-16, 21-18).

Scoles/Flint also showcased their skills in the tournament, defeating Van Driel/Piersma (NED) with a score of 2-1 (26-28, 21-13, 15-12) and Taina/Victoria (BRA) with a score of 2-0 (21-18, 25-23).

Men

In the men’s division, the qualification stages saw some exciting matches. Crabb/Sander defeated Elazar/Ohana (ISR) with a score of 2-0 (21-15, 21-19), while Budinger/Evans secured a victory against Zurcher/Jordan (SUI) with a score of 2-1 (18-21, 21-19, 17-15). Cory/Webber and Partain/Benesh also had successful qualification matches, defeating their opponents with scores of 2-0.

Moving on to the main draw, Crabb/Sander faced tough competition but managed to secure a victory against Schacter/Dearing (CAN) with a score of 2-1 (21-17, 20-22, 15-13). Unfortunately, they were defeated by Van De Velde/Immers (NED) with a score of 2-1 (20-22, 24-22, 18-16) in the same pool.

Partain/Benesh showcased their skills in their matches, defeating Diaz/Alayo (CUB) with a score of 2-0 (21-14, 21-18). However, they were defeated by George/Andre (BRA) with a score of 2-0 (21-12, 21-17) in a later round.

Schalk/Bourne had an impressive run in the tournament, defeating Ermacora/Waller (AUT) with a score of 2-1 (14-21, 21-11, 15-13) and McHugh/Brunett (AUS) with a score of 2-1 (19-21, 21-15, 15-7). However, they were ultimately defeated by Mol/Berntsen (NOR) with a score of 2-1 (20-22, 21-15, 15-12) in the quarterfinals.

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FAQs

  • Q: Who were the top-performing U.S. teams in the tournament?

    • A: Some of the top-performing U.S. teams in the tournament included Chaim Schalk/Tri Bourne and Terese Cannon/Sarah Sponcil.
  • Q: Did any U.S. teams make it to the finals?

    • A: Unfortunately, no U.S. teams made it to the finals of the tournament.
  • Q: Which teams emerged as the champions?

    • A: Xue/Xia (CHN) emerged as the champions in the women’s division, while Mol/Berntsen (NOR) emerged as the champions in the men’s division.

Conclusion

The 2023 Beach Pro Tour – Challenge Itapema provided us with thrilling matches and impressive performances from some of the best beach volleyball players in the world. The tournament showcased the skill, determination, and passion of these athletes, making it an unforgettable event for both players and fans alike. Congratulations to all the participants for their outstanding performances and a special mention to the champions, Xue/Xia (CHN) and Mol/Berntsen (NOR), for their well-deserved victories. We look forward to witnessing more amazing moments in future tournaments. To stay updated on all things beach volleyball, visit Alpinetgheep.