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Beach Update: Country Quota Winners in Rome

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2019) – Kerri Walsh Jennings/Brooke Sweat and Stafford Slick/Billy Allen emerged victorious in the U.S. country quota matches on Tuesday, securing their spots at the highly anticipated $600,000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals in Rome.

The FIVB World Tour Finals is the final event of the 2018-2019 international beach volleyball calendar. The winning teams at this prestigious tournament will not only claim the $40,000 first-place prizes but also earn 1,200 Olympic qualifying points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

In an impressive display of skill and determination, Walsh Jennings/Sweat defeated Emily Day/Betsi Flint, 21-15, 21-10, to advance to the qualification round in Rome. Walsh Jennings expressed confidence in her team’s abilities, stating, “We are determined to have a good finish this week. Today was a good start because Emily and Betsi are a formidable team. We took care of the ball, Brooke played great, and I think we played great defense. Tomorrow, we need to maintain the same level of play.”

Similarly, Allen/Slick fought hard against Reid Priddy/Theo Brunner, winning 6-21, 23-21, 15-13. Reflecting on their challenging match, Allen acknowledged the strength of their opponents but highlighted their resilience, saying, “They had us in the first set, and we couldn’t stop them. However, Stafford stepped up his serving, and we were able to capitalize on a few opportunities. While we are happy to be in the qualifier, there’s still a lot of work to do.”

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Allen/Slick will face Italy’s Alberto Di Silvestre/Tobia Marchetto in the first round of qualification on Wednesday, while Walsh Jennings/Sweat will advance to the second round and await their opponent.

As the excitement builds towards the FIVB World Tour Finals, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing the incredible talent and fierce competition that this event promises. Stay tuned for updates on Alpinetgheep.com as we cover the latest news and results from Rome’s prestigious beach volleyball tournament.

FAQs

Q: Who won the U.S. country quota matches in Rome?
A: Kerri Walsh Jennings/Brooke Sweat and Stafford Slick/Billy Allen emerged as the winners.

Q: What are the prizes for the winning teams at the FIVB World Tour Finals?
A: The winning teams will claim the $40,000 first-place prizes and earn 1,200 Olympic qualifying points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Q: Who did Kerri Walsh Jennings/Brooke Sweat defeat to advance to the qualification round in Rome?
A: They defeated Emily Day/Betsi Flint, 21-15, 21-10.

Q: Who did Stafford Slick/Billy Allen defeat in their country quota match?
A: They defeated Reid Priddy/Theo Brunner, winning 6-21, 23-21, 15-13.

Q: Who will Allen/Slick and Walsh Jennings/Sweat face in the upcoming rounds?
A: Allen/Slick will face Italy’s Alberto Di Silvestre/Tobia Marchetto in the first round of qualification, while Walsh Jennings/Sweat will await their opponent in the second round.

Summary

Kerri Walsh Jennings/Brooke Sweat and Stafford Slick/Billy Allen emerged as the winners in the U.S. country quota matches, securing their spots at the highly anticipated FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals in Rome. The tournament offers a significant prize pool of $600,000, with the winners claiming $40,000 and earning 1,200 Olympic qualifying points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Walsh Jennings/Sweat displayed their skills in a dominant victory against Emily Day/Betsi Flint, while Allen/Slick fought hard to overcome Reid Priddy/Theo Brunner. The teams are ready to face their next opponents and aim to continue their impressive performances in the qualification rounds. Stay tuned for more updates on Alpinetgheep.com and witness the thrilling action unfold in Rome.

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