Gulf Shores, Alabama - Kirby Burnham and Stevi Robinson of Southern Cal won the 2013 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball national pairs championship today, as the duo that finished second in last year's inaugural tournament came in second in this year's as well.
Burnham, who was eliminated in last year's quarterfinals while playing with a different partner, and Robinson defeated Long Beach State's Caitlin Ledoux and Tara Roenicke 21-19, 21-19 to cap three days of sand volleyball at the Gulf Shores public beach.
Shanghai, China, May 5, 2013 – Two-time Shanghai Open champion Talita Antunes da Rocha of Brazil and her new partner Taiana de Souza Lima clean swept Austria’s Schwaiger sisters in the Shanghai Grand Slam women’s final here on Sunday to win their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour/Open title together.
Following a well earned 2-0 (21-15, 21-11) victory ove Maria Clara Salgado Rufino/Carolina Solberg Salgado in an all-Brazilian semifinal Sunday morning, Talita/Taiana went on to beat Doris and Stefanie Schwaigers 21-13 and 21-11 in 34 minutes in the full-packed Jinshan Beach Volleyball Stadium.
By Alex Baker
Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson captured the gold medal in men’s beach volleyball at the Shanghai Grand Slam on Saturday. The AVP duo pulled off an upset victory in the final over the heavily favored Brazilian team of Pedro Salgado and Bruno Schmidt, winning 21-16, 9-21, 15-9. The win gave Gibbs and Patterson a perfect 7-0 record in the tournament.Read more...
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, May 6, 2013 – The Mayaguez Indians need one more victory to claim their first title in the Puerto Rico Women’s Volleyball Superior League after defeating the Corozal Pinkin 3-1 (25-17, 25-18, 26-28, 25-21) on Sunday.
The Indians lead the best-of-seven final series with a 3-0 win-loss record...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 2, 2013) – All three U.S. men’s beach volleyball teams competing at the FIVB Shanghai Grand Slam, part of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, broke pool on Thursday and will advance.
Meanwhile, in the women’s bracket, the U.S. beach volleyball team of April Ross (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Jennifer Kessy...