Sunday, 21 Apr 2024

Three USA Teams Thrive in FIVB Beach World Championships

Beach Volleyball

The FIVB Beach World Championships have reached the elimination rounds, and three teams from the United States have made it to the quarterfinals. April Ross and Lauren Fendrick, as well as Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross, have secured their spots in the women’s quarterfinals, while Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena will be competing in the men’s Round of 16.

Ross and Fendrick’s Impressive Comeback

April Ross and Lauren Fendrick fought hard for their quarterfinal berth, securing a thrilling three-set victory against Barbora Hermannova and Marketa Slukova from the Czech Republic. After losing the first set, Ross and Fendrick made an incredible comeback, winning the match 19-21, 23-21, 15-9. Ross expressed her excitement, stating, “That was one of the best comebacks I’ve been a part of. We want to come out strong from the beginning, and I’m thrilled with the way Lauren and I played in the third set.” Fendrick added, “With each match, we’re learning and improving.”

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Ross and Fendrick will face Canada’s Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson in the quarterfinals.

Sweat and Ross’ Determination Pays Off

Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross also had a fantastic performance, defeating Kristyna Kolocova and Michala Kvapilova from the Czech Republic in the Round of 16. Despite losing the first set, Sweat and Ross rallied back to win the match 17-21, 22-20, 15-12. Speaking about their victory, Ross expressed her joy, saying, “It feels amazing to be playing again. We love Austria and don’t want to leave. Even though we lost the first set, we always have confidence that we can win the next one.” In the quarterfinals, Sweat and Ross will take on Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst, the formidable German team that eliminated Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes in the Round of 16.

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Dalhausser and Lucena’s Solid Performance

In the men’s competition, Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena were the only U.S. team to advance from the Round of 32. They defeated Italy’s Alex Ranghieri and Adrian Carambula with a score of 21-18, 21-17. Dalhausser credited their victory to a well-executed game plan, stating, “We tried to keep Alex out of it, but he got involved. He is a big, physical force at the net. The weather is scorching, but the training staff provided us with ice water and cold towels.” Dalhausser and Lucena will now face Australia in the Round of 16.

USA’s Impressive Performance

While not all U.S. teams were able to secure victories in the Round of 32, there were notable performances. Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb, John Hyden and Ryan Doherty, as well as Casey Patterson and Theo Brunner, tied for 17th place in their eliminations. Despite not advancing further, the athletes expressed their satisfaction with their solid finishes.

FAQs

Q: Which U.S. teams have advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIVB Beach World Championships?

A: April Ross and Lauren Fendrick, as well as Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross, have reached the women’s quarterfinals. Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena will be competing in the men’s Round of 16.

Q: Who will Ross and Fendrick face in the quarterfinals?

A: Ross and Fendrick will be up against Canada’s Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson.

Q: Who will Sweat and Ross be playing in the quarterfinals?

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A: Sweat and Ross will take on Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst, the strong German team.

Conclusion

The FIVB Beach World Championships have showcased the talent and determination of USA’s beach volleyball teams. April Ross, Lauren Fendrick, Brooke Sweat, Summer Ross, Phil Dalhausser, and Nick Lucena have demonstrated their skills on the sand, advancing to the later stages of the tournament. With their impressive performances, they continue to make their mark on the world stage. For more information, visit Alpinetgheep.