Friday saw Round 1 of the Winner’s Bracket begin here in St. Petersburg. Here’s an update of what’s been going on in both the men’s and women’s sides:
The number one seeded Gibb/Patterson team took down Camacho/Radde, a qualifying team.
Jake Gibb / Casey Patterson (1) def. Dana Camacho / Kyle Radde (16, Q26) 21-12, 21-19
Belov/Carambula managed to knock off Brazao/Grotowski in a tough three set match.
Andrei Belov / Adrian Carambula (8) def. Pedro Brazao / Steve Grotowski (9) 21-19, 21-23, 20-18
Dalhausser/Rosenthal looked great in their victory over Baxter/Marchewka
Phil Dalhausser / Sean Rosenthal (5) def. Paul Baxter / Russ Marchewka (12) 21-12, 21-11
Drost/Tramblie pulled off the biggest upset on the men’s side, knocking off 4th seed Brunner/Rogers in a three set battle.
Avery Drost / Ty Tramblie (13, Q1) def. Theo Brunner / Todd Rogers (4) 21-23, 21-17, 15-12
Doherty/Lucena took care of business against the qualifying team of Crabb/VanderWerp.
Ryan Doherty / Nick Lucena (3) def. Trevor Crabb / Steven VanderWerp (14, Q3) 21-14, 21-17
Kennan/Mayer took down Casebeer/Jennings in two sets to advance.
Brad Keenan / John Mayer (6) def. Jeremy Casebeer / Casey Jennings (11) 21-19, 21-16
Bourne/Hyden managed to beat a crowd favorite team of Bates/Burik.
Tri Bourne / John Hyden (2) def. Hudson Bates / Mark Burik (15, Q5) 21-13, 21-14
Allen/Halverson ended the day by taking down Prosser/Roberts in a hard-fought three set clash.
Billy Allen / Braidy Halverson (7) def. Matt Prosser / Adam Roberts (10) 21-19, 19-21, 15-13
#1 Seeded Day/Ross had their hands full with the qualifiers Davis/Schumacher, but still managed to pull out the victory.
Emily Day / Summer Ross (1) def. Aurora Davis / Kelly Schumacher (16, Q9) 21-19, 21-19
Ferreira/Nielsen took down Day/Perez in another difficult 8-9 matchup.
Raquel Ferreira / Kaitlin Nielsen (8) def. Sarah Day / Olaya Perez (9) 21-17, 21-19
Carico/Hochevar looked great in their victory over Iafigliola/Morin
Lane Carico / Brittany Hochevar (5) def. Michelle Iafigliola / Traci Morin (12) 21-9, 21-13
Fendrick/Sweat advanced to the next round, managing to knock off the qualifying team of Hinga/Urango.
Lauren Fendrick / Brooke Sweat (4) def. Briana Hinga / Geena Urango (13, Q3) 21-17, 21-11
The first major upset of the tournament saw the qualifying team of Bensend/Stockman take down the #3 seeded Fopma/Pavlik in three sets.
Angela Bensend / Emily Stockman (14, Q5) def. Jennifer Fopma / Whitney Pavlik (3) 21-17, 15-21, 17-15
DiCello/Hunkus took care of business and defeated the #11 seed Peterson/White.
Kim DiCello / Tealle Hunkus (6) def. Andrea Peterson / Tanya White (11) 21-19, 21-18
Piening/Shaw won a closely contested match against Mereszczak/Wallin.
Kathryn Piening / Sheila Shaw (7) def. Laryssa Mereszczak / Megan Wallin (10) 22-20, 21-19
Ross/Walsh Jennings looked downright dominant in their victory over the qualifying team of Fuller/Redden.
April Ross / Kerri Walsh Jennings (2) def. Branagan Fuller / Caley Redden (15, Q7) 21-14, 21-14
Tomorrow’s match-ups will be:
#1 Gibb/Patterson vs. #8 Belov/Carambula
#5 Dalhausser/Rosenthal vs. #13 Drost/Tramblie
#3 Doherty/Lucena vs. #6 Kennan/Mayer
#2 Bourne/Hyden vs. #7 Allen/Halverson
#1 Day/Summer Ross vs. #8 Ferreira/Nielsen
#5 Carico/Hochevar vs. #4 Fendrick/Sweat
#14 Bensend/Stockman vs. #6 DiCello/Hunkus
#7 Piening/Shaw vs #2 Walsh Jennings/April Ross