Tuesday, 23 Jul 2024

Early Exits for USA in Turkey

John Hyden and Tri Bourne represented the United States as they competed in the FIVB Antalya Open, with hopes of securing one of the two Olympic spots. While other American teams sat out the tournament, one men’s and one women’s team competed for a chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. Unfortunately, both teams were eliminated early in the competition.

Hyden and Bourne tied for ninth place after being defeated by Germany’s Markus Bockermann and Lars Fluggen in three sets during the second round. Despite a strong start in pool play, with a record of 2-1, including a loss to fellow Americans Jeremy Casebeer and Derek Olson, they were unable to advance further in the tournament. Their second-round loss marked their 12th Top 10 finish in Olympic qualification.

Casebeer and Olson, on the other hand, were eliminated in the first round by Norway, tying for 17th place. This finish is their best on the FIVB Tour since September of 2015.

Jennifer Kessy and Emily Day also tied for 17th place. Despite a solid 2-1 record in pool play, they were defeated by Brazil in the first round. Unfortunately, this finish did not improve their provisional Olympic ranking standings, as the tournament was not among their top 12 finishes used for points.

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Looking ahead, the highly anticipated Cincinnati Open is up next. It is the first of two FIVB World Tour events scheduled in the United States and the only one prior to the Olympics. The top three American teams from both genders will participate, including a large American contingent that will need to navigate through the country quota to qualify and make it to the main draw. The finals of the Cincinnati Open will be aired on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, May 21.

WEEK IN REVIEW

  • FIVB Antalya Open
    • John Hyden/Tri Bourne tied for ninth, marking their 12th Top 10 finish in Olympic qualification
    • Jeremy Casebeer/Derek Olson tied for 17th, their best FIVB finish since the Xiamen Open in September 2015
    • Jennifer Kessy/Emily Day tied for 17th after being eliminated in the first round by Brazil

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • May 17-22: Cincinnati Open
  • May 20-22: NVL Port St. Lucie
  • May 24-29: Moscow Grand Slam
  • June 2-5: AVP Seattle
  • June 7-12: Hamburg Grand Slam
  • June 14-19: Olsztyn Grand Slam
  • June 16-19: AVP New York City
  • June 23-25: NVL San Antonio
  • June 28-July 3: Porec Major
  • July 1-3: NORCECA North Bay

FAQs

Q: How did John Hyden and Tri Bourne perform in the FIVB Antalya Open?
A: John Hyden and Tri Bourne tied for ninth place in the FIVB Antalya Open. This finish marked their 12th Top 10 finish in Olympic qualification.

Q: What was the result for Jeremy Casebeer and Derek Olson in the FIVB Antalya Open?
A: Jeremy Casebeer and Derek Olson tied for 17th place in the FIVB Antalya Open. This is their best FIVB finish since the Xiamen Open in September 2015.

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Q: How did Jennifer Kessy and Emily Day fare in the FIVB Antalya Open?
A: Jennifer Kessy and Emily Day also tied for 17th place in the FIVB Antalya Open. They were eliminated in the first round by Brazil.

Summary

In the FIVB Antalya Open, the USA faced disappointment as their teams made early exits. John Hyden and Tri Bourne tied for ninth place, while Jeremy Casebeer and Derek Olson tied for 17th. Jennifer Kessy and Emily Day also tied for 17th place after being eliminated in the first round. Despite these setbacks, the USA is looking forward to the Cincinnati Open, which is the first of two FIVB World Tour events scheduled in the country. The top American teams will compete for a chance to secure their spot in the Olympics.