EVIAN TOUR - SUNDAY'S AUSTIN RESULTS

EVIAN TOUR - SUNDAY'S AUSTIN RESULTS

Post by Timothy Simmo » Tue, 20 May 1997 04:00:00


ARCE/MCPEAK WIN WPVA AUSTIN OPEN

AUSTIN, TEX. - Top-seeded Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak rebounded from
their worst finish last week in Florida to capture their third
Evian Women's Pro Beach Volleyball Tour of 1997 here Sunday (May
18) to share the $11,000 first-place prize for winning the $50,000
WPVA Austin Open at the Emerald Point Pro Beach Volleyball Club on
Lake Travis.

Arce and McPeak, who finished fifth at the ***genics Open May 11
at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., downed third-seeded Barbra Fontana and
Linda Hanley 18-16, in an 84 side-out, 74-minute championship final
of the seventh annual WPVA Austin Open.

The win was Arce and McPeak's sixth-straight of the weekend as the
pair posted their eighth pro beach volleyball win together.  The
Women's Professional Volleyball Association's top-ranked team has
now won six of the last eight Evian Tour events, including three of
four this season.

Arce and McPeak, who now have a 23-3 match mark this season,
advanced to the finals with a 15-7 win over fifth-seeded Karrie
Poppinga and Angela Rock.  Fontana and Hanley, who shared $8,100
for Sunday's second-place, earned a spot in the finals with a 15-13
win over fourth-seeded Elaine Roque and Dennie Shupryt-Knoop.

It was the fifth time that the two teams were matched against each
other in a championship finale with Arce and McPeak winning four
times in title meetings against Fontana and Hanley, the top
finishing Evian Tour team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games with a
fourth-place.

The title was also McPeak's third-straight in Austin as she won the
1995 and 1996 championships with Nancy Reno, who finished fifth in
this year's event with Karolyn Kirby.  Overall, McPeak has now won
42 pro beach volleyball events and Arce eight.

Poppinga and Rock placed third for the second-straight week by
downing Roque and Shupryt-Knoop 15-13.  The winners split $5,700
for third-place while Roque and Shupryt-Knoop shared $4,100 for
fourth.  Echo Entertainment of Encino, Calif., taped the WPVA
Austin Open for replay next week on the FOX Sports Network.

VIAN PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL RESULTS/SCHEDULE - WPVA AUSTIN OPEN

AUSTIN, TEX. - Here are results from Sunday's (May 17) final rounds
of the $50,000 WPVA Austin Open at the Emerald Point Pro Volleyball
Club on Lake Travis:

Championship bracket, semi-finals (winners advance to Olympic
Crossing semi-finals) - Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Holly
McPeak, Manhattan Beach, Calif. (No. 1-seeded) def. Elaine Roque,
Malibu, Calif./Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, Chicago, Ill. (4), 15-4;
Barbra Fontana, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Linda Hanley, Pacific
Palisades, Calif. (3) def. Karolyn Kirby, Brookline, Mass./Nancy
Reno, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (2), 15-7.  Contender's bracket, fourth-
round (losers eliminated, place 9th, split $1,575) - Karrie
Poppinga, Mililani, Hi./Angela Rock, Leucadia, Calif. (5) def.
Jennifer Meredith, Del Mar, Calif./Leanne Schuster, Mesa, Ariz.
(14), 15-11; Linda Chisholm, Van Nuys, Calif./Deb Richardson,
Minneapolis, Minn. (9) def. Shaney Fink, Los Angeles, Calif./Marsha
Miller, Henrietta, N. Y. (18), 15-9; Krista Blomquist, Branford,
Ct./Ali Wood, Redonda Beach, Calif. (8) def. Pat Keller, Sarasota,
Fla./Marla O'Hara, Agoura Hills, Calif. (10), 15-6; Danalee
Bragado, Honolulu, Hi./Christine Schaefer, Florence, Ky. (6) def.
Stephanie Cox, Los Angeles, Calif./Katy Eldridge, Petaluma, Calif.
(26), 15-9.  Contender's bracket, fifth-round (losers eliminated,
place 7th, split $2,375) - Poppinga/Rock def. Chisholm/Richardson,
15-4; Bragado/Schaefer def. Blomquist/Wood, 15-11.  Contender's
bracket, sixth-round (winners advance to Olympic Crossing semi-
finals, losers eliminated, place 5th, split $3,000) - Rock/Poppinga
def. Kirby/Reno, 15-12; Roque/Shupryt-Knoop def. Bragado/Schaefer,
15-8.  Olympic Crossing semi-finals - Arce/McPeak def.
Poppinga/Rock, 15-7; Fontana/Hanley def. Roque/Shupryt-Knoop, 15-
13.  Olympic Crossing consolation (winners place 3rd, split $5,700;
losers place 4th; split $4,100) - Poppinga/Rock def. Roque/Shupryt-
Knoop, 15-13.  Olympic Crossing championship (winners place 1st,
split $11,000; losers place 2nd, split $8,100) - Arce/McPeak def.
Fontana/Hanley, 18-16.

                                  TOURNAMENT SUMMARY
RANK  TEAM (overall seed; q=qualifying seed)              W-L  POINTS    
MONEY
 1st  Lisa Arce\Holly McPeak (1)                          6-0    80      
$11,000
 2nd  Barbra Fontana\Linda Hanley (2)                     5-1    72      
$8,100
 3rd  Karrie Poppinga\Angela Rock (5)                     6-2    64      
$5,700
 4th  Elaine Roque\Dennie Shupryt-Knoop (4)               4-3    56      
$4,100
 5th  Karolyn Kirby\Nancy Reno (2)                        3-2    48      
$3,000
      Danalee Bragado\Christine Schaefer (6)              4-2    48      
$3,000
 7th  Linda Chisholm\Deb Richardson (9)                   3-2    40      
$2,375
      Krista Blomquist\Ali Wood (8)                       4-2    40      
$2,375
 9th  Jennifer Meredith\Leanne Schuster (14)              3-2    32      
$1,575
      Shaney Fink\Marsha Miller (18)                      3-2    32      
$1,575
      Pat Keller\Marla O'Hara (10)                        2-2    32      
$1,575
      Stephanie Cox\Katy Eldridge (26)                    3-2    32      
$1,575
13th  Jackie Campbell\C***te Roach (11)                2-2    24      
$1,013
      Julie James\Jeanette Kollasch (21)                  2-2    24      
$1,013
      Rhonda Kottke\Darina Staneva (19)                   2-2    24      
$1,013
      Lynda Johnson\Jeanne Reeves (13)                    2-2    24      
$1,013
17th  Mary Baily\Helen Reale (16)                         1-2    16
      Stacy Kammes\Amy Matthews (24)                      1-2    16
      Gail Castro\Gayle Stammer (7)                       1-2    16
      Alicia Chung\Anna Franca (20)                       1-2    16
      Erin Deiters\Michelle Morse (17)                    1-2    16
      Wendy Martin\Teri Van*** (27)                     1-2    16
      Valinda Hilleary\Beth Schuler (12)                  1-2    16
      Liz Pagano\Kristen Schritter (15)                   1-2    16
25th  Jen Wrightson\Mary Wrightson (31, 3)                0-2     8
      Erin Borske\Christine Federico (25)                 0-2     8
      J. AuziasdeTurenne\Becky Sibley (28)                0-2     8
      K. Attwood\Desiree Leipham (35, 7)                  0-2     8
      Carrie Busch\Nikki Busch (33, 5)                    0-2     8
      Julia Celotto\Veronica Sanchez (22)                 0-2     8
      Nancy Mason\Julie Sprague (23)                      0-2     8
      Krista Sivertson\Cory Williams (37, 9)              0-2     8

                                    SAN DIEGO NEXT

The Evian Women's Pro Beach Volleyball Tour returns to San Diego
for the eighth-straight season May 30-June 1 at Mariner's Point on
Mission Bay.  The third-most popular site on the Evian Tour, the
WPVA San Diego Open is the fifth of 14 dates on the 1997 Evian
Tour.  The WPVA San Diego Open will be the first of three Evian
Tour events staged in California.  The Evian Tour returns to
Huntington Beach (June 27-29) and Hermosa Beach (Aug. 8-10).  The
WPVA San Diego Open is a "modified" double-elimination event.
Depending on the number of entries, a qualifying session is
scheduled for 1 p.m. (PDT) May 30 at Mariner's Point to determine
the final four spots in the 32-team main draw.  Championship
competition starts at 9 a.m. on May 31 and at 8 a.m. June 1.  Four
teams will advance to the Olympic Crossing semi-finals the
afternoon of June 1 with the tournament finale set for 3 p.m.

                               1997 Evian Money Leaders

Here are the money leaders after four of 14 Evian Tour events (1997
event titles):

T  1 Lisa Arce (3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$19,850.00
T  1 Holly McPeak (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 19,850.00
T  3 Karolyn Kirby (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 15,300.00
T  3 Nancy Reno (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 15,300.00
T  5 Barbra Fontana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .9,187.50
T  5 Linda Hanley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .9,187.50
T  7 Karrie Poppinga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .8,212.50
T  7 Angela Rock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .8,212.50
T  9 Elaine Roque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .6,500.00
T  9 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .6,500.00

                               1997 Evian Tour Schedule

April 5- 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami Beach, Fla.
(Arce/McPeak)
April 19-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deerfield Beach, Fla.
(Arce/McPeak)
May 8-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Orlando, Fla.
(Kirby/Reno)
May 16-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Austin, Tex.
(Arce/McPeak)
May 30-June 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San
Diego, Calif.

 
 
 

EVIAN TOUR - SUNDAY'S AUSTIN RESULTS

Post by Timothy Simmo » Tue, 20 May 1997 04:00:00

ARCE/MCPEAK WIN WPVA AUSTIN OPEN

AUSTIN, TEX. - Top-seeded Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak rebounded from
their worst finish last week in Florida to capture their third
Evian Women's Pro Beach Volleyball Tour of 1997 here Sunday (May
18) to share the $11,000 first-place prize for winning the $50,000
WPVA Austin Open at the Emerald Point Pro Beach Volleyball Club on
Lake Travis.

Arce and McPeak, who finished fifth at the ***genics Open May 11
at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., downed third-seeded Barbra Fontana and
Linda Hanley 18-16, in an 84 side-out, 74-minute championship final
of the seventh annual WPVA Austin Open.

The win was Arce and McPeak's sixth-straight of the weekend as the
pair posted their eighth pro beach volleyball win together.  The
Women's Professional Volleyball Association's top-ranked team has
now won six of the last eight Evian Tour events, including three of
four this season.

Arce and McPeak, who now have a 23-3 match mark this season,
advanced to the finals with a 15-7 win over fifth-seeded Karrie
Poppinga and Angela Rock.  Fontana and Hanley, who shared $8,100
for Sunday's second-place, earned a spot in the finals with a 15-13
win over fourth-seeded Elaine Roque and Dennie Shupryt-Knoop.

It was the fifth time that the two teams were matched against each
other in a championship finale with Arce and McPeak winning four
times in title meetings against Fontana and Hanley, the top
finishing Evian Tour team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games with a
fourth-place.

The title was also McPeak's third-straight in Austin as she won the
1995 and 1996 championships with Nancy Reno, who finished fifth in
this year's event with Karolyn Kirby.  Overall, McPeak has now won
42 pro beach volleyball events and Arce eight.

Poppinga and Rock placed third for the second-straight week by
downing Roque and Shupryt-Knoop 15-13.  The winners split $5,700
for third-place while Roque and Shupryt-Knoop shared $4,100 for
fourth.  Echo Entertainment of Encino, Calif., taped the WPVA
Austin Open for replay next week on the FOX Sports Network.

VIAN PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL RESULTS/SCHEDULE - WPVA AUSTIN OPEN

AUSTIN, TEX. - Here are results from Sunday's (May 17) final rounds
of the $50,000 WPVA Austin Open at the Emerald Point Pro Volleyball
Club on Lake Travis:

Championship bracket, semi-finals (winners advance to Olympic
Crossing semi-finals) - Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Holly
McPeak, Manhattan Beach, Calif. (No. 1-seeded) def. Elaine Roque,
Malibu, Calif./Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, Chicago, Ill. (4), 15-4;
Barbra Fontana, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Linda Hanley, Pacific
Palisades, Calif. (3) def. Karolyn Kirby, Brookline, Mass./Nancy
Reno, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (2), 15-7.  Contender's bracket, fourth-
round (losers eliminated, place 9th, split $1,575) - Karrie
Poppinga, Mililani, Hi./Angela Rock, Leucadia, Calif. (5) def.
Jennifer Meredith, Del Mar, Calif./Leanne Schuster, Mesa, Ariz.
(14), 15-11; Linda Chisholm, Van Nuys, Calif./Deb Richardson,
Minneapolis, Minn. (9) def. Shaney Fink, Los Angeles, Calif./Marsha
Miller, Henrietta, N. Y. (18), 15-9; Krista Blomquist, Branford,
Ct./Ali Wood, Redonda Beach, Calif. (8) def. Pat Keller, Sarasota,
Fla./Marla O'Hara, Agoura Hills, Calif. (10), 15-6; Danalee
Bragado, Honolulu, Hi./Christine Schaefer, Florence, Ky. (6) def.
Stephanie Cox, Los Angeles, Calif./Katy Eldridge, Petaluma, Calif.
(26), 15-9.  Contender's bracket, fifth-round (losers eliminated,
place 7th, split $2,375) - Poppinga/Rock def. Chisholm/Richardson,
15-4; Bragado/Schaefer def. Blomquist/Wood, 15-11.  Contender's
bracket, sixth-round (winners advance to Olympic Crossing semi-
finals, losers eliminated, place 5th, split $3,000) - Rock/Poppinga
def. Kirby/Reno, 15-12; Roque/Shupryt-Knoop def. Bragado/Schaefer,
15-8.  Olympic Crossing semi-finals - Arce/McPeak def.
Poppinga/Rock, 15-7; Fontana/Hanley def. Roque/Shupryt-Knoop, 15-
13.  Olympic Crossing consolation (winners place 3rd, split $5,700;
losers place 4th; split $4,100) - Poppinga/Rock def. Roque/Shupryt-
Knoop, 15-13.  Olympic Crossing championship (winners place 1st,
split $11,000; losers place 2nd, split $8,100) - Arce/McPeak def.
Fontana/Hanley, 18-16.

                                  TOURNAMENT SUMMARY
RANK  TEAM (overall seed; q=qualifying seed)              W-L  POINTS    
MONEY
 1st  Lisa Arce\Holly McPeak (1)                          6-0    80      
$11,000
 2nd  Barbra Fontana\Linda Hanley (2)                     5-1    72      
$8,100
 3rd  Karrie Poppinga\Angela Rock (5)                     6-2    64      
$5,700
 4th  Elaine Roque\Dennie Shupryt-Knoop (4)               4-3    56      
$4,100
 5th  Karolyn Kirby\Nancy Reno (2)                        3-2    48      
$3,000
      Danalee Bragado\Christine Schaefer (6)              4-2    48      
$3,000
 7th  Linda Chisholm\Deb Richardson (9)                   3-2    40      
$2,375
      Krista Blomquist\Ali Wood (8)                       4-2    40      
$2,375
 9th  Jennifer Meredith\Leanne Schuster (14)              3-2    32      
$1,575
      Shaney Fink\Marsha Miller (18)                      3-2    32      
$1,575
      Pat Keller\Marla O'Hara (10)                        2-2    32      
$1,575
      Stephanie Cox\Katy Eldridge (26)                    3-2    32      
$1,575
13th  Jackie Campbell\C***te Roach (11)                2-2    24      
$1,013
      Julie James\Jeanette Kollasch (21)                  2-2    24      
$1,013
      Rhonda Kottke\Darina Staneva (19)                   2-2    24      
$1,013
      Lynda Johnson\Jeanne Reeves (13)                    2-2    24      
$1,013
17th  Mary Baily\Helen Reale (16)                         1-2    16
      Stacy Kammes\Amy Matthews (24)                      1-2    16
      Gail Castro\Gayle Stammer (7)                       1-2    16
      Alicia Chung\Anna Franca (20)                       1-2    16
      Erin Deiters\Michelle Morse (17)                    1-2    16
      Wendy Martin\Teri Van*** (27)                     1-2    16
      Valinda Hilleary\Beth Schuler (12)                  1-2    16
      Liz Pagano\Kristen Schritter (15)                   1-2    16
25th  Jen Wrightson\Mary Wrightson (31, 3)                0-2     8
      Erin Borske\Christine Federico (25)                 0-2     8
      J. AuziasdeTurenne\Becky Sibley (28)                0-2     8
      K. Attwood\Desiree Leipham (35, 7)                  0-2     8
      Carrie Busch\Nikki Busch (33, 5)                    0-2     8
      Julia Celotto\Veronica Sanchez (22)                 0-2     8
      Nancy Mason\Julie Sprague (23)                      0-2     8
      Krista Sivertson\Cory Williams (37, 9)              0-2     8

                                    SAN DIEGO NEXT

The Evian Women's Pro Beach Volleyball Tour returns to San Diego
for the eighth-straight season May 30-June 1 at Mariner's Point on
Mission Bay.  The third-most popular site on the Evian Tour, the
WPVA San Diego Open is the fifth of 14 dates on the 1997 Evian
Tour.  The WPVA San Diego Open will be the first of three Evian
Tour events staged in California.  The Evian Tour returns to
Huntington Beach (June 27-29) and Hermosa Beach (Aug. 8-10).  The
WPVA San Diego Open is a "modified" double-elimination event.
Depending on the number of entries, a qualifying session is
scheduled for 1 p.m. (PDT) May 30 at Mariner's Point to determine
the final four spots in the 32-team main draw.  Championship
competition starts at 9 a.m. on May 31 and at 8 a.m. June 1.  Four
teams will advance to the Olympic Crossing semi-finals the
afternoon of June 1 with the tournament finale set for 3 p.m.

                               1997 Evian Money Leaders

Here are the money leaders after four of 14 Evian Tour events (1997
event titles):

T  1 Lisa Arce (3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$19,850.00
T  1 Holly McPeak (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 19,850.00
T  3 Karolyn Kirby (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 15,300.00
T  3 Nancy Reno (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 15,300.00
T  5 Barbra Fontana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .9,187.50
T  5 Linda Hanley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .9,187.50
T  7 Karrie Poppinga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .8,212.50
T  7 Angela Rock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .8,212.50
T  9 Elaine Roque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .6,500.00
T  9 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 .6,500.00

                               1997 Evian Tour Schedule

April 5- 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami Beach, Fla.
(Arce/McPeak)
April 19-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deerfield Beach, Fla.
(Arce/McPeak)
May 8-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Orlando, Fla.
(Kirby/Reno)
May 16-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Austin, Tex.
(Arce/McPeak)
May 30-June 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San
Diego, Calif.