- Category: Around the World of Volleyball
Two U.S. women’s beach volleyball teams qualified for the FIVB Rome Grand Slam on Tuesday in Italy.
The U.S. teams of Emily Day (Torrance, Calif.) and Whitney Pavlik (Laguna Beach, Calif.) along with Jennifer Fopma (Bellflower, Calif.) and Brooke Sweat (Fort Myers, Fla.) will both begin pool play in the main draw on Wednesday.
Fopma and Sweat, seeded No. 3 in qualifying, defeated Switzerland’s No. 14 Tanja Goricanec and Tanja Hüberli, 21-11, 21-13 in 27 minutes. Day and Pavlik, seeded No. 10 in qualifying, beat Poland’s No. 7 Kinga Kolosinska and Monika Brzostek, 21-17, 21-18 in 35 minutes.