Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Dalhausser and Lucena Continue Dominance; Ross and Pavlik Claim First Victory at AVP Austin


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The AVP Austin Open showcased thrilling beach volleyball matches, with Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena once again emerging as the victorious duo in the men’s category. In an exciting turn of events, April Ross and Whitney Pavlik secured their first-ever win as a team in the women’s bracket.

Dalhausser and Lucena demonstrated their exceptional skills, clinching their third consecutive victory on the AVP Tour. Their winning streak dates back to the 2016 finale in Chicago. This triumphant moment marked their sixth AVP title as a team. On the other hand, Pavlik and Ross solidified their partnership with an incredible performance, claiming their first title together in only their second AVP tournament.

The women’s final was a captivating showdown, as Ross and Pavlik faced off against Kimberly DiCello and Emily Stockman. It was a hard-fought battle, with the score ending at 14-21, 21-16, 15-11 in favor of Ross and Pavlik. DiCello and Stockman exhibited remarkable resilience throughout the tournament, winning their quarterfinal match against Ross and Pavlik with a score of 18-21, 21-11, 15-11. However, Ross and Pavlik bounced back, securing a thrilling victory in the semifinals against Amanda Dowdy and Irene Pollock, with a score of 21-13, 17-21, 15-13.

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In the contender’s bracket, Ross and Pavlik faced Jennifer Fopma and Kelly Reeves. Determined to reclaim their spot in the semifinals, Ross and Pavlik overcame their opponents, thus setting the stage for a thrilling comeback. In an impressive display of skill, Ross and Pavlik defeated Angela Bensend and Geena Urango with a score of 21-11, 21-15. The dynamic duo continued their dominance in the final match against DiCello and Stockman, securing the first-place victory.

Meanwhile, Dalhausser and Lucena showcased their unwavering dominance, emerging as champions without dropping a single set throughout the tournament. In the final match against Sean Rosenthal and Trevor Crabb, the duo displayed their exceptional skills, culminating in a thrilling victory with a score of 21-12, 21-19. Rosenthal and Crabb put up a fierce fight, previously securing a close semifinal victory against John Mayer and Jeremy Casebeer with a score of 20-22, 21-19, 15-10. Billy Allen and Stafford Slick also showcased their talents, tying for third place after a competitive semifinal match against the eventual tournament winners, which ended with a score of 21-17, 21-16.

Women | AVP Austin Open | May 18-21

  1. April Ross/Whitney Pavlik
  2. Kimberly DiCello/Emily Stockman
  3. Angela Bensend/Geena Urango
  4. Amanda Dowdy/Irene Pollock

Men | AVP Austin Open | May 18-21

  1. Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena
  2. Sean Rosenthal/Trevor Crabb
  3. Billy Allen/Stafford Slick
  4. John Mayer/Jeremy Casebeer

Women | AVP Huntington Beach Open | May 4-7

  1. Brittany Hochevar/Emily Day
  2. Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen
  3. April Ross/Whitney Pavlik
  4. Lauren Fendrick/Lane Carico

Men | AVP Huntington Beach Open | May 4-7

  1. Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena
  2. John Hyden/Ryan Doherty
  3. Jake Gibb/Taylor Crabb
  4. Casey Patterson/Theo Brunner
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Q: How many consecutive wins have Dalhausser and Lucena achieved on the AVP Tour?
A: Dalhausser and Lucena have secured an impressive three consecutive wins on the AVP Tour.

Q: Was the AVP Austin Open the first victory for Ross and Pavlik as a team?
A: Yes, the AVP Austin Open marked Ross and Pavlik’s first win as a team.

Q: Who did Ross and Pavlik defeat in the women’s final to claim victory?
A: Ross and Pavlik triumphed over Kimberly DiCello and Emily Stockman in a thrilling final match.

Q: Who were the third-place finishers in the men’s category at the AVP Austin Open?
A: Billy Allen and Stafford Slick tied for third place in the men’s category.

Q: Who won the AVP Huntington Beach Open in the men’s category?
A: Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena emerged victorious in the men’s category at the AVP Huntington Beach Open.


The AVP Austin Open witnessed impressive performances from beach volleyball’s finest athletes. Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena continued their winning streak, securing their third consecutive victory on the AVP Tour. April Ross and Whitney Pavlik claimed their first-ever win as a team, showcasing their exceptional skills and determination.

In the women’s final, Ross and Pavlik overcame fierce competition from Kimberly DiCello and Emily Stockman, ultimately emerging triumphant. Meanwhile, Dalhausser and Lucena dominated the men’s category, not dropping a single set throughout the tournament.

Overall, the AVP Austin Open showcased the talent, resilience, and competitive spirit of the participating athletes. As the beach volleyball season progresses, fans can anticipate more thrilling matches and remarkable performances from these outstanding athletes.

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