UPSETS HIGHLIGHT OPENING ROUNDS AT DEERFIELD BEACH EVENT
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. - It was a day of upsets here Saturday (April
19) at the $50,000 WPVA Deerfield Beach Open as three of the top
four seeded teams suffered losses during the opening rounds of
Twelve (12) teams advanced to Sunday's final rounds starting at 8
a.m. (EDT) with the finals scheduled for 3 p.m. as the final two
teams battle for the $11,000 first-place prize in the third annual
WPVA Deerfield Beach Open at the Deerfield Beach International
Second-seeded Barbra Fontana and Linda Hanley, third-seeded Karolyn
Kirby and Nancy Reno and fourth-seeded Karrie Poppinga and Angela
Rock dropped matches Saturday to fall into the contender's bracket.
Kirby and Reno lost in the championship bracket's first-round while
the tandems of Fontana/Hanley and Poppinga/Rock dropped matches in
the championship bracket quarter-finals. All three teams will open
competition at 8 a.m. Sunday with contender's bracket fourth-round
Erin Borske and Christine Federico, seeded 30th in the main draw
and 34th overall, scored the second "biggest" seed break-through in
the 11-season history of the Evian Women's Pro Beach Volleyball
Tour as the Chicago-area residents upset Kirby and Reno 15-13.
Fifth-seeded Elaine Roque and Dennie Shupryt-Knoop upset Poppinga
and Rock 15-11 to advance to Sunday's championship semi-finals at
9 a.m. along with the top-seeded tandem of Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak,
sixth-seeded Danalee Bragado/Christine Schaefer and seventh-seeded
Gail Castro/Gayle Stammer. Arce and McPeak face Roque and Shupryt-
Knoop in one semi-final match with Bragado and Schaefer playing
Castro and Stammer.
Castro and Stammer upset Fontana and Hanley 15-11 by scoring the
last four points of the match, including an ace by Castro on the
final serve of the game. The Roque/Shupryt-Knoop upset also had
the winners scoring the last four points in the match against
The Borske/Federico upset win was the second biggest seed break-
through in the history of the Women's Professional Volleyball
Association history. In 1991, second-seeded Nina Matthies and
Roque dropped a 16-14 decision to 31st-seeded Cammy Ciarelli and
Diane Pestolesi in the season opener at Austin, Tex.
Despite the win, Borske and Federico finished tied for 13th with a
2-2 mark after dropping a 15-6 contender's bracket match to 11th-
seeded Linda Chisholm and Deb Richardson. The Borske/Federico
tandem had to win three qualifying matches Friday to earn a berth
in the 32-team main draw. The WPVA Deerfield Beach Open is only
third Evian Tour event for Borske and Federico as the pair had
previously posted a 17th and 25th.
Arce and McPeak gave up only 12 points in their opening three wins
Saturday to advance to the championship bracket quarter-finals,
including a 15-9 victory over eighth-seeded Krista Blomquist and
Ciarelli Saturday. Bragado and Schaefer advanced with a 15-4 win
over 14th-seeded Valinda Hilleary and Beth Schuler.
In the opening matches Sunday, Chisholm and Richardson challenge
Poppinga and Rock, 36th-seeded (29th in the main draw) Annette
Davis and Jenny Johnson play Blomquist and Ciarelli, Kirby and Reno
face Fontana and Hanley while 21st-seeded Lynda Johnson and Jeanne
Reeves face Hilleary and Schuler. Like Borske and Federico, Davis
and Johnson had to qualify Friday for Saturday's main draw as the
pair scored three upset wins after losing 15-8 to Poppinga and
Echo Entertainment of Encino, Calif., will be covering the WPVA
Deerfield Beach Open for distribution via the Prime/FOX Sports
affiliates throughout the United States.
WPVA DEERFIELD BEACH OPEN - Results/Schedule
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. - Here are Saturday's (April 19) results from
the third annual WPVA Deerfield Beach Open at the Deerfield Beach
International Fishing Pier:
Championship Bracket, first-round - Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach,
Calif./Holly McPeak, Manhattan Beach (1) def. Valerie Duringer,
Redondo Beach, Calif./Linda Street, Jupiter, Fla. (38), 15-2;
Evelyn Conley, Hermosa Beach, Calif./Erin Deiters, Green Bay, Wisc.
(16) def. Rhonda Kottke, Minneapolis, Minn./Veronica Sanchez, Santa
Monica, Calif. (17), 15-9; Wendy Fletcher, Redondo Beach,
Calif./Ali Wood, Redondo Beach, Calif. (9) def. Ana Franca, Los
Angeles, Calif./Michelle Morse, Fort Rucker, Ala. (24), 15-12;
Krista Blomquist, Branford, Ct./Cammy Ciarelli, Huntington Beach,
Calif. (8) def. Stacey Kammes, Winfield, Ill.)/Amy Matthews,
Guonee, Ill. (25), 15-7; Elaine Roque, Malibu, Calif./Dennie
Shupryt-Knoop, Chicago, Ill. (5) vs. Julie James, Houston,
Tex./Jeanette Kollasch, Palatine, Ill. (28), 15-4; Lynda Johnson,
Gresham, Ore./Jeanne Reaves, San Diego, Calif. (21) had a bye due
to a withdrawal by the Jackie Campbell, Santa Barbara,
Calif./C***te Roach, Santa Barbara, Calif. (12) tandem (Campbell
injury); Jennifer Meredith, Del Mar, Calif./Monique Oliver, Santa
Monica, Calif. (20) def. Nancy Mason, Belleville, Ill./Leanne
Schuster, Mesa, Ariz. (13), 15-12; Karrie Poppinga, Mililani,
Hi./Angela Rock, Leucadia, Calif. (4) def. Annette Davis, Tarzana,
Calif./Jenny Johnson, Sherman Oaks, Calif. (36), 15-8; Erin Borske,
Orland Park, Ill./Christine Federico, Plainfield, Ill. (34) def.
Karolyn Kirby, Brookline, Mass./Nancy Reno, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (3),
15-13; Valinda Hilleary, Littleton, Colo./Beth Schuler, Southfield,
Mich. (14) def. Mary Baily, Calabasas, Calif./Helen Reale, New
York, N. Y. (19), 15-12; Linda Chisholm, Van Nuys, Calif./Deb
Richardson, Minneapolis, Minn. (11) def. Alicia Chung, Santa
Monica, Calif./Shaney Fink, Los Angeles, Calif. (22), 15-9; Danalee
Bragado, Honolulu, Hi./Christine Schaefer, Florence, Ky. (6) def.
Julie Sprague, Walnut Creek, Calif./Shana Wilson, Laguna Niguel,
Calif. (27), 15-10; Gail Castro, Cardiff by the Sea, Calif./Gayle
Stammer, San Antonio, Tex. (7) def. Lucy Han, Santa Monica,
Calif./Maggie Philgence, St. Lucia Castries, V. I. (26), 15-11; Pat
Keller, Sarasota, Fla./Marla O'Hara, Agoura Hills, Calif. (10) def.
Michal Clingman, Jet, Okla./Gina Pillitiere, Akron, Ohio (23), 15-
7; Marsha Miller, Henrietta, N. Y./Dorena Staneva, Las Vegas, Nev.
(15) def. Liz Pagano, Seattle, Wash./Kristen Schritter, Omaha, Neb.
(18), 15-13; Barbra Fontana, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Linda Hanley,
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (2) def. Tammy Paiement, Fort Lauderdale,
Fla./Luciana Louriero, Miami (39), 15-4. Championship bracket,
second-round - Arce/McPeak def. Conley/Deiters, 15-1;
Blomquist/Ciarelli def. Fletcher/Wood, 15-5; Roque/Shupryt-Knoop
def. L. Johnson/Reeves, 15-6; Poppinga/Rock def. Meredith/Oliver,
15-9; Hilleary/Schuler def. Borske/Federico, 17-15;
Bragado/Schaefer def. Chisholm/Richardson, 15-5; Castro/Stammer
def. Keller/O'Hara, 15-12; Fontana/Hanley def. Miller/Staneva, 15-
1. Contender's bracket, first-round (losers eliminated, tie for
25th) - Duringer/Street def. Kottke/Sanchez, 15-11; Franca/Morse
def. Kames/Matthews, 15-2; James/Kollasch had a bye; Davis/J.
Johnson def. Mason/Schuster, 15-9; Kirby/Reno def. Baily/Reale, 15-
8; Chung/Fink def. Sprague/Wilson, 15-11; Clingman/Pillitiere def.
Han/Philgence, 15-9; Pagano/Schritter def. Louriero/Paiement, 15-8.
Championship bracket, quarter-finals - Arce/McPeak def.
Blomquist/Ciarelli, 15-9; Roque/Shupryt-Knoop def. Poppinga/Rock,
15-11; Bragado/Schaefer def. Hilleary/Schuler, 15-4; Castro/Stammer
vs. Fontana/Hanley. Contender's bracket, second-round (losers
eliminated, tie for 17th) - Borske/Federico def. Duringer/Street,
15-7; Chisholm/Richardson def. Franca/Morse, 15-10; Keller/O'Hara
def. James/Kollasch, 15-5; Davis/J. Johnson def. Miller/Stanevam
15-9; Kirby/Reno def. Conley/Deiters, 15-3; Fletcher/Wood def.
Chung/Fink, 15-11; L. Johnson/Reeves def. Clingman/Pillitiere, 15-
3; Meredith/Oliver def. Pagano/Schritter, 15-9. Contender's
bracket, third-round (losers eliminated, tie for 13th, split
$1,012.50) - Chisholm/Richardson def. Borske/Federico, 15-6;
Davis/J. Johnson def. Keller/O'Hara, 15-10; Kirby/Reno def.
Fletcher/Wood, 15-3; L. Johnson/Reeves def. Meredith/Oliver, 15-12.
Here's Sunday's schedule: Contender's Bracket, fourth-round (8
a.m., losers eliminated, tie for ninth, split $1,575) -
Chisholm/Richardson vs. Poppinga/Rock; Davis/J. Johnson vs.
Blomquist/Ciarelli; Kirby/Reno vs. Fontana/Hanley; L.
Johnson/Reeves vs. Hilleary/Schuler. Championship Bracket, semi-
finals - (9 a.m., winner's advance to Olympic Crossing semi-finals)
- Arce/McPeak vs. Roque/Shupryt-Knoop; Bragado/Schaefer vs.
Castro/Stammer. Contender's Bracket, fifth-round - 9:30 a.m.,
losers eliminated, tie for seventh, split $2,375; Contender's
Bracket, sixth-round - 10:45 a.m., losers eliminated, tie for
fifth, split $3,000; Olympic Crossing semi-finals - 12 p.m.;
Olympic Crossing consolation - 1:30 p.m., winners place third,
split $5,700, losers place fourth, split $4,100; Olympic Crossing
championship - 3 p.m. (winners place first, split $11,000; losers
place second, split $8,100.
TEAM (seed) W-L POINTS MONEY
1st 80 $11,
2nd 72 $8,
3rd 64 $5,
4th 56 $4,
5th 48 $3,
7th 40 $2,
9th 32 $1,
13th Erin Borske\Christine Rehor-Federico (34) 2-2 24 $1,
Pat Keller\Marla O'Hara (10) 2-2 24 $1,
Wendy Fletcher\Ali Wood (9) 2-2 24 $1,
Jennifer Meredith\Monique Oliver (20) 2-2 24 $1,
17th Valerie Duringer\Lynda Street (38) 1-2 16
Anna Franca\Michelle Morse (24) 1-2 16
Julie James\Jeanette Kollasch (28) 0-2 16
Marsha Miller\Darina Staneva (15) 1-2 16
Evelyn Conley\Erin Deiters (16) 1-2 16
Alicia Chung\Shaney Fink (22) 1-2 16
Michal Clingman\Gina Pillitiere (23) 1-2 16
Liz Pagano\Kristen Schritter (18) 1-2 16
25th Rhonda Kottke\Veronica Sanchez (17) 0-2 8
Stacy Kammes\Amy Peistrup-Matthews (25) 0-2 8
Nancy Mason\Leanne Schuster (13) 0-2 8
Mary Baily\Helen Reale (19) 0-2 8
Julie Sprague\Shana Wilson (27) 0-2 8
Lucy Han\Maggie Philgence (26) 0-2 8
Luciana Louriero\Tammy Paiement (39) 0-2 8