- Category: Around the World of Volleyball
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.