Wednesday, 22 May 2024

USA Volleyball Shines at FIVB Beach World Championships

All eight of USA Volleyball’s teams have advanced to the elimination rounds at the 2017 FIVB Beach World Championships. This impressive feat showcases the strength and talent of American beach volleyball.

Women’s Teams Making Waves

The women’s teams from the United States had a successful run in the pool play, securing their spots in the elimination rounds. Emily Day and Nicole Branagh tied for 17th place after being eliminated in the Round of 32 by Olympians April Ross and Lauren Fendrick. Ross and Fendrick were the first team to win their pool and move on to the elimination rounds.

In an exciting all-American match, Day and Branagh took the first set with ease. However, Ross and Fendrick fought back and won the second set, forcing a decider. Ultimately, Ross and Fendrick emerged victorious in a thrilling match that lasted 49 minutes.

Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross also had a fantastic performance, earning a three-set victory against China’s Chen Xue and Xinxin Wang. Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes secured their place in the Round of 16 with a win against Spain’s Elsa McMillan and Amaranta Navarro.

Men’s Teams Holding Strong

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All four of the men’s teams from the USA have advanced to the Round of 32. Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena dominated their pool with a perfect 3-0 record, including a victory against U.S. team John Hyden and Ryan Doherty. Dalhausser emphasized the need to improve their performance to make a deeper run in the tournament.

Hyden and Doherty, who have only been playing together for a short time, also secured their spot in the elimination rounds after finishing 2-1 in their pool. Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb were the first men’s team to secure their place in the Round of 32. Casey Patterson and Theo Brunner also advanced to face the home team, Austria.

Continuing the Journey

The journey is far from over for these talented athletes. As the elimination rounds progress, the competition will intensify, and each team will need to bring their A-game to secure a place on the podium.


Q: Where can I watch the matches?

A: Matches are available for live streaming through the Olympic Channel, NBC Sports (via your TV provider), and replays and exclusive content can be found on the FIVB Youtube channel.

Q: Who are the standout players from Team USA?

A: Some standout players from Team USA include April Ross, Lauren Fendrick, Phil Dalhausser, and Nick Lucena, who have shown exceptional skill and determination throughout the championship.


USA Volleyball has proven its dominance at the FIVB Beach World Championships with all eight teams advancing to the elimination rounds. The dedication, teamwork, and talent displayed by these athletes are truly remarkable. As the tournament continues, fans eagerly look forward to witnessing the thrilling battles on the sand. To stay updated on the latest from Team USA, visit Alpinetgheep, your ultimate source for all things beach volleyball.

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