EVIAN TOUR - SUNDAY'S RESULTS

EVIAN TOUR - SUNDAY'S RESULTS

Post by Timothy Simmo » Mon, 07 Apr 1997 05:00:00

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                               ARCE/MCPEAK CAPTURE FIFTH WPVA TITLE
TOGETHER;
                            NO. 4 SEEDS TOP KIRBY RENO 15-12 AFTER
TRAILING 12-8

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. - Fourth-seeded Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak
rallied from a pair of four-point deficits to down fifth-seeded
Karolyn Kirby and Nancy Reno 15-12 to capture the $60,000 WPVA
Miami Beach Open here Sunday (April 6).

The double-elimination Evian Women's Pro Beach Volleyball Tour
event concluded Sunday afternoon as the opening 1997 event
attracted the second largest field (45 teams) in the 11-season
history of the Women's Professional Volleyball Association.

Arce and McPeak, which were down 7-3 and 12-8 in the championship
finals, split the $14,100 first-place prize as the pair won their
fourth Evian Tour event in the last five starts.

Kirby and Reno, who had to battle back from a lost in the second-
round of the championship bracket, shared $10,500 as the pair were
playing their first event together since having off-season shoulder
surgery last fall.

The win was the 40th in McPeak's career, including 17 on the Evian
Tour.  All six of Arce's professional beach volleyball titles have
been with McPeak, who finished fifth with Reno at the 1996 Atlanta
Olympic Games.

Echo Entertainment of Encino, Calif., covered the WPVA Miami Beach
Open event for distribution via the Prime/FOX Sports affiliates
throughout the United States.  The Evian Tour event was the first
of three-straight 1997 Florida tournaments for the WPVA.  The other
two events are the WPVA Deerfield Beach Open April 19-20 and the
***genics Open in Orlando May 9-11.

In the third-place match, 12th-seeded Krista Blomquist and Cammy
Ciarelli out-lasted 15th-seeded Linda Chisholm and Deb Richardson
17-15.  The third-place winners shared $7,500 while the
Chisholm/Richardson tandem split $5,100.

The Evian Tour opener also featured the top two rated teams on the
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.  Brazilians Sandra Pires and
Jackie Silva, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games gold medalists,
finished ninth with losses to Chisholm and Richardson (15-12
Saturday) and ninth-seeded Danalee Bragado and Christine Schaefer
(15-11 Sunday).

Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar, the No. 2 FIVB team behind Pires and
Silva, dropped a pair of matches Sunday to Chisholm and Richardson
(17-15) and Arce and McPeak (15-4).  The Bede/Behar tandem split
$3,600 for fifth-place along with top-seeded Barbra Fontana and
Linda Hanley, who were eliminated 15-8 by Kirby and Reno Sunday.

                                  WPVA Miami Beach Open - Main Draw
Results
                                  Apr. 6 at South Beach, Miami Beach, Fla.

Championship bracket, first-round - Krista Blomquist, Branford,
Ct./Cammy Ciarelli, Huntington Beach, Calif. (12th-seeded team)
def. Barbra Fontana, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Linda Hanley, Pacific
Palisades, Calif. (1), 15-10; Linda Chisholm, Van Nuys, Calif./Deb
Richardson, Minneapolis, Minn. (15) def. Shelda Bede, Fortaleza,
Brazil/Adriana Behar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (3), 17-15.
Contender's bracket, fourth-round (losers eliminated, place ninth,
split $1,650) - Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Holly McPeak,
Manhattan Beach, Calif. (4) def. Wendy Fletcher, Redondo Beach,
Calif./Ali Wood, Redondo Beach, Calif. (11), 15-2; Danalee Bragado,
Honolulu, Hi./Christine Schaefer, Florence, Ky. (9) def. Sandra
Pires, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/Jackie Silva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(2), 15-11; Elaine Roque, Malibu, Calif./Dennie Shupryt-Knoop,
Chicago, Ill. (7) def. Gail Castro, Cardiff by the Sea,
Calif./Gayle Stammer, San Antonio, Tex. (8), 15-9; Karolyn Kirby,
Brookline, Mass./Nancy Reno, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (5) def. Karrie
Poppinga, Mililani, Hi./Angela Rock, Carlsbad, Calif. (6), 15-9.
Contender's bracket, fifth-round (losers eliminated, place seventh,
split $2,400) - .Arce/McPeak def. Bragado/Schaefer, 15-8;
Kirby/Reno def. Roque/Shupryt-Knoop, 15-11.  Contender's bracket,
sixth-round (losers eliminated, place fifth, split $3,600) -
Arce/McPeak def. Bede/Behar, 15-4; Kirby/Reno def. Fontana/Hanley,
15-8.  Olympic Crossing semi-finals - Arce/McPeak def.
Blomquist/Ciarelli, 15-10; Kirby/Reno def. Chisholm/Richardson, 15-
11.  Olympic Crossing consolation (winners place third, split
$7,500; losers place fourth, split $5,100) - Blomquist/Ciarelli
def. Chisholm/Richardson, 17-15.  Olympic Crossing finals (winners
place first, split $14,100; losers place second, split $10,500) -
Arce/McPeak def. Kirby/Reno, 15-12.

                                             TOURNAMENT SUMMARY

RANK TEAM (overall seed; q=qualifying seed)                           W-L
       POINTS        MONEY
 1st   Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak (4)                                     7-1
           80      $14,100
 2nd   Karolyn Kirby/Nancy Reno (5)                                   7-2
           72      $10,500
 3rd   Krista Blomquist\Cammy Ciarelli (12)                           5-1
           64       $7,500
 4th   Linda Chisholm\Deb Richardson (15)                             4-2
           56       $5,100
 5th   Shelda Bede\Adriana Behar (3)                                  3-2
           48       $3,600
       Barbra Fontana\Linda Hanley (1)                                3-2
           48       $3,600
 7th   Danalee Bragado\Christine Schaefer (9)                         3-2
           40       $2,400
       Elaine Roque\Dennie Shupryt-Knoop (7)                          3-2
           40       $2,400
 9th   Wendy Fletcher\Ali Wood (11)                                   3-2
           32       $1,650
       Sandra Pires\Jackie Silva (2)                                  3-2
           32       $1,650
       Gail Castro\Gayle Stammer (8)                                  3-2
           32       $1,650
       Karrie Poppinga\Angela Rock (6)                                2-2
           32       $1,650
13th   Marsha Miller\Darina Staneva (17)                              2-2
           24       $1,050
       Pat Keller\Marla O'Hara (10)                                   2-2
           24       $1,050
       Mary Baily\Helen Reale (19)                                    2-2
           24       $1,050
       Jennifer Meredith\Monique Oliver (20)                          2-2
           24       $1,050
17th   Nancy Mason\Leanne Schuster (14)                               1-2
           16
       Alicia Chung\Shana Wilson (25)                                 1-2
           16
       Erin Deiters\Robin Enciso (28)                                 1-2
           16
       Jackie Campbell\C***te Roach (13)                           1-2
           16
       Veronica Sanchez\Beth Schuler (16)                             1-2
           16
       Stephanie Cox\Valinda Hilleary (22)                            1-2
           16
       Lynda Johnson\Jeanne Reeves (23)                               1-2
           16
       Liz Pagano\Kristen Schritter (18)                              1-2
           16
25th   Carrie Busch\Julie Sprague (35/7q)                             0-2
            8
       Michal Clingman\Gina Pillitiere (24)                           0-2
            8
       Shaney Fink\Rhonda Kottke (21)                                 0-2
            8
       Annette Davis\Jenny Johnson (40/12q)                           0-2
            8
       Erin Borske\Christine Federico (38/10q)                        0-2
            8
       Stacy Kammes\Amy Matthews (27)                                 0-2
            8
       Anna Franca\Michelle Morse (26)                                0-2
            8
       Julie James\Jeanette Kollasch (29/1q)                          0-2
            8


       Totals                                                        62-
62          864      $60,000
       Qualifying Totals                                             28-
28           38      $     0

                                                 QUALIFYING

       TEAM                                                           W-L
       POINTS            
 1st   Annette Davis\Jenny Johnson (40/12q)                           3-0
            0
 2nd   Erin Borske\Christine Rehor-Federico (38/10q)                  3-0
            0
 3nd   Julie James\Jeanette Kollasch (29/1q)                          4-1
            0
 4th Carrie Busch\Julie Sprague (35/7q)                               4-1
            0
 5th   Wendy Martin\Teri Van*** (34/6q)                             2-2
            6
       Deanne Johnson\Kristine Middeler (36/8q)                       2-2
            6
 7th   Bonnie Levin\Luciana Louriero (41/13q)                         2-2
            4
       Maggie Philgence\Laurie Ruser (31/3q)                          2-2
            4
 9th   Connie Armstrong\Kathy Ross (39/11q)                           1-2
            2
       Barbara Bierman\Franci Rard (17q)                              2-2
            2
       Jackie Auzias de Turenne\Becky Sibley (30/2q)                  1-2
            2
       Shannon Misek\Carrie Romer (32/4q)                             1-2
            2
13th   Robin Kibben\Jill Stephens (44/16q)                            1-2
            2
       Nenette Banzon\Jane Linn (43/15q)                              0-2
            2
       Jennifer Marzahl\Samantha Meador (37/9q)                       0-2
            2
       Monica Holmes\Lynda Street (33/5q)                             0-2
            2
17th   Vicki Bonino\Sandy Matthes (42/14q)                            0-2
            2
       Totals                                                        28-
28           38

                                            WPVA Miami Beach Open
                              April 5-6, 1997 at South Beach, Miami Beach,
 Fla.
                                           Road to the Final Four

                                             Championship Match

No. 4 Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak, first, $14,100
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def.
#40 Annette Davis/Jenny Johnson 15-11
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def. #20
Jennifer Meredith/Monique Oliver 15- 5
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lost to #12
Krista Blomquist/Cammy Ciarelli 8-15
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
def. #11 Wendy Fletcher/Ali Wood 15- 2
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def. #9
Danalee Bragado/Christine Schaefer 15- 8
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def.
 #3 Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar 15- 4
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def. #12
Krista Blomquist/Cammy Ciarelli 15-10
championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
def. #5 Karolyn Kirby/Nancy Reno 15-12

No. 5 Karolyn Kirby/Nancy Reno, second, $10,500
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def.
#28 Erin Deiters/Robin Enciso 15- 1
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lost to #12
Krista Blomquist/Cammy Ciarelli 6-15
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def.
#23 Lynda Johnson/Jeanne Reaves 15- 2
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def. #20
Jennifer Meredith/Monique Oliver 15- 5
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def.
#6 Karrie Poppinga/Angela Rock 15- 9
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def. #7
Elaine Roque/Dennie Shupryt-Knoop 15-11
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def.
#1 Barbra Fontana/Linda Hanley 15- 8
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def. #15
Linda Chisholm/Deb Richardson 15-11
championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
lost to #4 Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak 12-15

                                              Third-place Match

No. 12 Krista Blomquist/Cammy Ciarelli, third-place, $7,500
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def.
#21 Shaney Fink/Rhonda Kottke 15- 2
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
def. #5 Karolyn Kirby/Nancy Reno 15- 6
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
def. #4 Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak 15- 8
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def.
#1 Barbra Fontana/Linda Hanley 15-10
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
lost to #4 Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak 10-15
third-place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def. #15
Linda Chisholm/Deb Richardson 17-15

No. 15 Linda Chisholm/Deb Richardson, fourth-place, $5,100
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def.
#18 Liz Pagano/Kristen Schritter 15- 9
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def.
 #2 Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva 15-12
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def. #7
Elaine Roque/Dennie Shupryt-Knoop 15-10
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def.
 #3 Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar 17-15
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lost
to #5 Karolyn Kirby/Nancy Reno 11-15
third-place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lost to #12
Krista Blomquist/Cammy Ciarelli 15-17

No. 1 Barbra Fontana/Linda Hanley, fifth-place, $3,600

 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def.
#35 Carrie Busch/Julie Sprague 15- 2
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def. #16
Veronica Sanchez/Beth Schuler 15- 1
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def. #9
Danalee Bragado/Christine Schaefer 15- 8
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lost to #12
Krista Blomquist/Cammy Ciarelli 10-15
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lost
to #5 Karolyn Kirby/Nancy Reno 8-15

No. 3 Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, fifth-place, $3,600
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def. #38
Erin Borske/Christine Federico 15- 6
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def.
#14 Nancy Mason/Leanne Schuster 15-11
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def.
#6 Karrie Poppinga/Angela Rock 15- 2
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lost to #15
Linda Chisholm/Deb Richardson 15-17
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
lost to #4 Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak 4-15

No. 2 Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, ninth-place, $$1,650
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . def. #29
Julie James/Jeanette Kollasch 15- 3
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lost to #15
Deb Richardson/Linda Chisholm 12-15
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .def. #13
Jackie Campbel/C***te Roach 15- 0
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
def. #10 Pat Keller/Marla O'Hara 15- 2
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lost to #9
Danalee Bragado/Christine Schaefer 11-15

                                                1997 Schedule

Date, Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 . . . . .Defending champions, Year
April 5- 6 at Miami Beach, Fla.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 . . .Patty Dodd/Jackie Silva, 1989
April 19-20 at Deerfield Beach, Fla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 . . .Holly McPeak/Nancy Reno, 1996
May 9-11 at Orlando, Fla.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 . . . . . . . . . first-time event
May 16-18 at Austin, Tex.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 . . . . . . . . .McPeak/Reno, 1996
May 31-June 1 at San Diego, Calif. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 . . . . . Karolyn Kirby/Reno, 1996

             Revised April 6, 1997-
3:26pm                                                                    
       Revised April 6, 1997/3.26pm