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Flint-Scoles go 1-1 to start out Professional Seaside Tour Vienna Elite16 pool play


Betsy Flint watches Julia Scoles hit previous Teegan Van Gunst in Wednesday’s all-USA battle/Volleyball World photograph

USA Volleyball seashore groups offered a little bit little bit of the whole lot by means of qualifying Tuesday to the beginning of pool play Wednesday on the Seaside Professional Tour Vienna Elite16.

Betsi Flint and Julia Scoles went 1-1 on Wednesday, with that win coming towards countrywomen Kim Hildreth and Teegan Van Gunst. Hildreth and Van Gunst received by means of the qualifier, advancing with a giant upset of Germans Laura Ludwig and Louisa Lippmann.

On the boys’s aspect, of their final event earlier than the Olympics, Andy Benesh and Miles Partain begin pool play Thursday.

Beginning with the qualifier, Hildreth and Van Gunst opened with a sweep of Czech kids Kylie Neuschaeferova and Marketa Svozilova earlier than beating Ludwig, the 2016 Olympic gold-medalist making a comeback after having two kids, and Lippmann 30-28, 24-22.

In pool play, nonetheless, they opened with Flint and Scoles, who gained 21-15, 26-28, 15-13. Flint and Scoles then misplaced to the Swiss pair of Zoe Verge-Depre and Esmee Bobner. Hildreth and Van Gunst completed the day with a 21-16, 21-15 loss to Spain’s Daniela Alvarez and Tania Moreno, the TCU pair taking the yr off from school who will characterize their nation in Paris. They, too, went 1-1 after dropping to the Swiss.

Final weekend, the brand new group of former USC Trojans Megan Kraft and Terese Cannon might do no fallacious and made all of it the way in which to Gstaad Elite16 remaining. Wednesday they misplaced to Australian Olympians Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy 17-21, 21-18, 15-12, however bounced again with a 21-18, 21-18 win over Ukraine’s Maryna Hladun and Tetiana Lazarenko. Thursday they play their former USC teammate, Tina Graudina, and her Latvian teammate Anastasija Samilova. The Latvians, seeded No. 1, are 2-0 after beating the Ukrainians and Aussies.

The one USA males’s pair within the qualifier, Tim Brewster and Logan Webber, had been bounced by Spain’s Adrian Gavira and Pablo Herrera 21-16, 21-17. Benesh and Partain, seeded sixth, play Germans Lukas Pfretzschner and Sven Winter and Australians Paul Burnett and Christopher McHugh on Thursday.

Sarah Thompson
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Sarah Thompson, an expert in tennis and golf, has covered numerous Grand Slam tournaments and PGA Tours. Her sharp analysis and player insights are a staple of her reporting. Sarah loves playing recreational tennis and is an avid golfer who enjoys weekend rounds with friends.

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