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Seven U.S. Beach Teams Qualify for Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada – October 17, 2018 – Exciting news for beach volleyball fans! Four men’s teams and three women’s teams from the United States have successfully qualified for the highly anticipated FIVB Las Vegas Open presented by p1440. The event will take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, and the main draw will commence on Thursday.

U.S. Teams Show Their Strength

In an intense match between two U.S. teams, Miles Evans and Bill Kolinske emerged victorious, defeating Avery Drost and Eric Zaun with a score of 18-21, 21-19, 16-14. Evans shared his thoughts on the match, highlighting their strategy to put pressure on their opponents and stay confident while playing their game. He also acknowledged the difficulty of facing good friends who share the same determination to win.

Women’s Qualifying Results

The U.S. women’s teams displayed their skills and determination, securing wins in their qualifying matches. Betsi Flint and Emily Day defeated Andrea Galindo and Claudia Galindo from Colombia with a score of 24-22, 21-15. Brittany Howard and Nicole Branagh triumphed over Dorina Klinger and Ronja Klinger from Austria, winning the match 21-17, 21-18. Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes dominated their match against Kathryn Hogan and Milena Matic from Serbia, securing a convincing victory with a score of 21-12, 21-13.

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Men’s Qualifying Rounds

The U.S. men’s teams also showcased their talent and determination in the qualifying rounds. Reid Priddy and Jeremy Casebeer defeated Antonio Burgal and Salvador Pastor from Spain in round 1 with a score of 21-14, 21-11. In round 2, Trevor Crabb and Tri Bourne emerged victorious against Vasileios Mandilaris and Angelos Mandilaris from Greece, winning the match 21-18, 21-17. Miles Evans and Bill Kolinske continued their winning streak by triumphing over Avery Drost and Eric Zaun in a hard-fought battle that ended with a score of 18-21, 21-19, 16-14. Sean Rosenthal and Chase Budinger also advanced, defeating Aaron Nusbaum and Michael Plantinga from Canada with a score of 21-15, 19-21, 15-13. In another thrilling match, Reid Priddy and Jeremy Casebeer overcame Peng Gao and Likejiang Ha from China, triumphing with a score of 13-21, 27-25, 15-11.

Pool Play Matches

Thursday promises a lineup of exciting pool play matches. Here are some of the matches scheduled for the day:

  • 9:00 a.m. Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb vs Krou and Rowlandson from France
  • 9:00 a.m. Priddy and Casebeer vs Sorum and Mol from Norway
  • 9:50 a.m. Budinger and Rosenthal vs Brouwer and Meeuwsen from Norway
  • 9:50 a.m. Tr Crabb and Bourne vs Seidl and Waller from Austria
  • 9:50 a.m. Doherty and Allen vs O’Gorman and Saxon from Canada
  • 10:40 a.m. Patterson and Slick vs Guto and Saymon from Brazil
  • 10:40 a.m. Kolinske and Evans vs Plavins and Toc from Latvia
  • 11:30 a.m. Summer Ross and Sarah Hughes vs Lin and Zhu from China
  • 11:30 a.m. Flint and Day vs Liliana Elsa from Spain
  • 12:20 p.m. Brooke Sweat and Kerri Walsh Jennings vs Stubbe and Van Iersel from the Netherlands
  • 1:10 p.m. Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen vs Sinnema and Bloem from the Netherlands
  • 1:10 p.m. Howard and Branagh vs Makroguzova and Kholomina from Russia
  • 2:00 p.m. Sponcil and Claes vs Maria Clara and Elize Maia
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Don’t miss out on the action-packed matches as these talented teams battle it out on the sand!

FAQs

Q: Where will the FIVB Las Vegas Open take place?
A: The FIVB Las Vegas Open will be held at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Q: How many U.S. teams have qualified for the main draw?
A: Four men’s teams and three women’s teams from the United States have qualified for the main draw.

Q: Who are some of the notable U.S. players participating in the tournament?
A: Some notable U.S. players participating in the tournament include Miles Evans, Bill Kolinske, Betsi Flint, Emily Day, and more.

Conclusion

The FIVB Las Vegas Open promises to be an exhilarating event with top beach volleyball teams from around the world showcasing their skills and competing for victory. Stay tuned for more updates and witness the thrilling matches as the competition heats up on the sandy courts of Las Vegas.

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