Tuesday, 23 Jul 2024

2022 Beach Pro Tour – Challenge Maldives

The 2022 Beach Pro Tour – Challenge Maldives was an exciting event that showcased the talent and skills of beach volleyball players from around the world. Competitors from the United States put on an impressive performance, both in the men’s and women’s divisions.

U.S. Competitors

In the men’s division, Adam Roberts, Cody Caldwell, Miles Partain, Andy Benesh, Logan Webber, Evan Cory, Troy Field, and Chase Budinger represented the United States. The women’s division saw Jessica Gaffney, Savvy Simo, Hailey Harward, Julia Scoles, Megan Gebhard, Jade Race, Violetta Slabakova, Katie Horton, Deahna Kraft, Allie Wheeler, Zana Muno, Emily Stockman, Sarah Schermerhorn, and Corinne Quiggle competing with great determination.

Results

The competition was fierce, with each match pushing the athletes to their limits. Here are the results:

Men

In the qualification round 2, Miles Partain and Andy Benesh defeated Pithak and Poravid from Thailand with a score of 2-0 (21-18, 21-13). Logan Webber and Evan Cory also had a convincing victory against Adam Roberts and Cody Caldwell with a score of 2-0 (21-19, 21-14).

In Pool B, Troy Field and Chase Budinger dominated their opponents, Sepka and Semerad from the Czech Republic, with a score of 2-0 (21-10, 21-13). However, they faced a tough challenge from Ahman and Hellvig from Sweden, losing with a score of 2-0 (22-20, 21-16).

Partain and Benesh continued their winning streak in Pool C, defeating Carracher and Nicolaidis from Australia with a score of 2-0 (21-18, 22-20) and Metral and Haussener from Switzerland with a score of 2-0 (21-11, 21-11).

Webber and Cory showed their skills in Pool E, defeating Virgen and Sarabia from Mexico with a score of 2-0 (21-13, 24-22) and Batrane and Bialokoz with a score of 2-0 (22-20, 21-18).

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In the Round of 16, Cherif and Ahmed from Qatar defeated Webber and Cory with a score of 2-0 (21-15, 21-13). Partain and Benesh had a thrilling match against Stankevicius and Knasas from Lithuania, emerging victorious with a score of 2-1 (17-21, 21-19, 15-8). Field and Budinger secured their spot in the quarterfinals by defeating Batrane and Bialokoz from England with a score of 2-0 (21-17, 21-15).

Cherif and Ahmed continued their winning streak in the quarterfinals, defeating Partain and Benesh with a score of 2-0 (22-20, 22-20). Field and Budinger showed their resilience in a tough match against Sepka and Semerad from the Czech Republic, winning with a score of 2-1 (17-21, 30-28, 15-8).

In the semifinals, Field and Budinger delivered a stunning performance, defeating Popov and Reznik from Ukraine with a score of 2-0 (24-22, 21-14).

In the highly anticipated gold medal match, Cherif and Ahmed from Qatar emerged victorious against Field and Budinger, winning with a score of 2-0 (21-17, 21-15).

Women

The women’s division also saw some incredible matches. In the qualification preliminary phase, Zana Muno and Julia Scoles defeated Maruyama and Riko from Japan with a score of 2-0 (21-18, 21-9). Violetta Slabakova and Katie Horton secured their spot in the main competition by defeating Gebhard and Race with a score of 2-0 (21-16, 21-11). Deahna Kraft and Allie Wheeler had a convincing victory against Sestini and Ditta from Italy with a score of 2-0 (21-10, 21-9). Hailey Harward and Julia Scoles also showed their skills, defeating Dave and Ashush from Israel with a score of 2-0 (21-16, 21-12).

In qualification round 2, Muno and Scoles continued their winning streak by defeating Shiba and Take from Japan with a score of 2-0 (21-16, 21-14). Xia and Lin from China proved to be a tough opponent for Slabakova and Horton, winning with a score of 2-0 (21-9, 21-8). Kraft and Wheeler faced a challenging match against Zeng and Wang from China, but emerged victorious with a score of 2-1 (20-22, 21-17, 15-13). Gaffney and Simo had a thrilling match against Gruszczynska and Wachowicz from Poland, but unfortunately lost with a score of 2-1 (21-16, 15-21, 15-8). Harward and Hodel faced tough competition from Akiko and Yurika from Japan, losing with a score of 2-0 (22-20, 22-20).

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In Pool B, Kraft and Wheeler delivered an impressive performance, defeating Laboureur and Schulz from Germany with a score of 2-0 (28-26, 21-13). However, they faced a tough challenge from Akiko and Yurika from Japan, losing with a score of 2-0 (21-17, 21-19).

In Pool D, Muno and Scoles had an intense match against Lahti and Ahtiainen from Finland, losing with a score of 2-1 (19-21, 25-23, 15-13). However, they came back strong in their match against Helland-Hansen and Olimstad from Norway, winning with a score of 2-1 (21-19, 17-21, 15-13).

Gaffney and Simo faced a tough challenge in Pool E, losing to Hermannova and Stochlova from the Czech Republic with a score of 2-1 (18-21, 21-15, 15-9). However, they bounced back in their match against Megan and Nicole from Canada, winning with a score of 2-1 (16-21, 21-19, 15-11).

Stockman and Kraft dominated their opponents in Pool F, defeating Radarong and Charanrutwadee from Thailand with a score of 2-0 (21-16, 21-5). Schermerhorn and Quiggle also delivered a strong performance, defeating Parkkinen and Sinisalo from Finland with a score of 2-0 (21-15, 21-10). In their match against each other, Stockman and Kraft emerged victorious with a score of 2-1 (21-17, 15-21, 15-9).

In the round of 18, Gaffney and Simo defeated Muno and Scoles with a score of 2-0 (23-21, 21-18).

In the round of 16, Stockman and Kraft delivered a dominant performance, defeating Ishii and Mizoe from Japan with a score of 2-0 (21-15, 21-15). Schermerhorn and Quiggle faced a tough match against Zhu and Wang from China, but emerged victorious with a score of 2-1 (18-21, 21-12, 15-10). Gaffney and Simo fought hard but lost to Akiko and Yurika from Japan with a score of 2-0 (21-19, 21-19). Kraft and Wheeler faced a tough challenge from Lahti and Ahtiainen from Finland, losing with a score of 2-0 (21-17, 21-12).

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In the quarterfinals, Stockman and Kraft defeated Naraphornrapat and Worapeerachayakorn from Thailand with a score of 2-0 (21-19, 22-20). Parkkinen and Sinisalo from Finland had a thrilling match against Schermerhorn and Quiggle, winning with a score of 2-1 (21-18, 18-21, 15-11).

In the semifinals, Lahti and Ahtiainen from Finland defeated Stockman and Kraft with a score of 2-1 (17-21, 21-15, 15-10).

In the bronze medal match, Parkkinen and Sinisalo from Finland emerged victorious against Stockman and Kraft with a score of 2-1 (21-18, 20-22, 15-13).

FAQs

Q: How many U.S. competitors participated in the 2022 Beach Pro Tour – Challenge Maldives?
A: A total of 14 U.S. competitors participated in the event, with 8 men and 6 women.

Q: Who were the winners of the gold medal in the men’s division?
A: Cherif and Ahmed from Qatar emerged as the winners of the gold medal in the men’s division.

Q: Which U.S. team made it to the semifinals in the women’s division?
A: The team of Lahti and Ahtiainen from Finland made it to the semifinals in the women’s division.

Summary

The 2022 Beach Pro Tour – Challenge Maldives showcased the incredible talent and skills of beach volleyball players from around the world. U.S. competitors put on a great performance, with both the men’s and women’s teams showcasing their determination and skills. Cherif and Ahmed from Qatar emerged as the winners of the gold medal in the men’s division, while Lahti and Ahtiainen from Finland secured the bronze medal in the women’s division. The event was filled with intense matches, showcasing the excitement and passion of beach volleyball. Make sure to follow the website for more updates and to stay connected with the latest news in the world of beach volleyball.