Three U.S. men’s teams advanced and four women’s teams won matches on Thursday at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Berlin Grand Slam.
In the men’s bracket, Jake Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) and Casey Patterson (Van Nuys, Calif.), seeded No. 6 in the tournament, won their final pool play match over Poland’s No. 11 Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel on Thursday (21-17, 21-18 in 39 minutes) to finish 3-0. They advanced straight to Friday’s second round.
Sean Rosenthal (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Phil Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Calif.), seeded No. 5, fell in their final pool play match to Spain’s No. 12 Pablo Herrera Allepuz and Adrián Gavira Collado (21-18, 24-22 in 43 minutes). They will play in the first round on Friday against Brazil’s No. 4 Ricardo Alex Costa Santos and Álvaro Morais Filho.
Sean Rosenthal and Phil Dalhausser along with Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson got off to strong starts in main draw pool play on Wednesday at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Berlin Grand Slam.
Rosenthal (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Calif.), seeded No. 5 in the tournament’s main draw, went 2-0 on Wednesday, defeating their compatriots No. 21 Ryan Doherty (Toms River, N.J.) and Todd Rogers (Santa Barbara, Calif.), 21-13, 23-21 in 41 minutes. Rosenthal and Dalhausser then beat Spain’s No. 28 Francisco Alfredo Marco and Christian García (21-15, 21-15 in 44 minutes).
Interview by Alex Baker
Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time AVP MVP Kerri Walsh Jennings sat down for an exclusive interview with avp.com. The world-renowned athlete, wife and mother of three took time out from her busy schedule preparing for our upcoming AVP 2013 Tour to talk to us about the Olympics, returning to the AVP, and how she feels like she’s “just scratching the surface” in terms of her development as a professional beach volleyball player.
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In September, Walsh Jennings, 34, told Matt Lauer in a “Today Show” interview that she was pregnant with her third child, Scout, while defending her gold in London. After giving birth in April, Walsh Jennings already has her finely toned beach body back on the sand and claims she’s in top form.
Only a couple of days after a memorable beach volleyball tournament attended by 150,000 fans came to a close in Klagenfurt, the CEV is pleased to announce that the 2016 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final will take place in the Swiss city of Biel.