EVIAN TOUR - SUNDAY IN ATLANTIC CITY

EVIAN TOUR - SUNDAY IN ATLANTIC CITY

Post by Timothy Simmo » Mon, 23 Jun 1997 04:00:00


INFORMATION SERVICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June
22, 1997
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION

      Follow WPVA action on the World-Wide Web at http://SportToday.org/

KIRBY/RENO SNAP ARCE/MCPEAK'S STREAKS IN EVIAN OPEN BEACHFEST '97

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. - Second-seeded Karolyn Kirby and Nancy Reno
jumped to a quick 9-3 lead enroute to a 15-11 win over top-seeded
Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak to capture the $50,000 Evian Open
presented by the Atlantic City Hilton here Sunday (June 22).

The win was the sixth Evian Women's Pro Beach Volleyball Tour title
for the Kirby/Reno tandem as Arce and McPeak saw their three-event,
22-match winning streak end on the beachfront at the Atlantic City
Hilton.

ABC Sports, which is covering six Women's Professional Volleyball
Association events this summer, taped the championship match for
replay June 28 at 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Kirby and Reno shared the $11,000 first-place prize while Arce and
McPeak split $8,100 for second.  The all-time series between the
two teams is tied 3-3 as Arce and McPeak had defeated Sunday's
winners in 1997 championship matches at Miami Beach, Fla. (April 6,
15-12) and Irving, Tex. (June 15, 15-13).  

The win also marked Kirby and Reno's second Atlantic City title as
the pair won here in 1992 in their first first event together.
Kirby has now won 60 Evian Tour titles and 66 overall as a
professional while Reno netted her 34th pro title and 19 on the
domestic circuit.

The 46-minute title match featured 44 side-outs, two ties and two
lead changes as Kirby and Reno won the title on their fifth-match
point on a Kirby dig and kill.

Kirby and Reno, who won the ***genics Open earlier this season at
Lake Buena Vista, Fla., advanced to the championship match with a
15-11 win over seventh-seeded Linda Chisholm and Deb Richardson.
Arce and McPeak advanced to the finals with a 15-9 win over third-
seeded Barbra Fontana and Linda Hanley, who finished fourth at the
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Fontana and Hanley shared $5,700 by defeating Chisholm and
Richardson 15-11 in the third-place match.  Chisholm and Richardson
split $4,100 for fourth as they advanced to the final rounds by
eliminating fourth-seeded Karrie Poppinga and Angela Rock 15-10.

EVIAN OPEN RESULTS

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. - Here are Sunday's (June 22) results from the
Evian Open presented by the Atlantic City Hilton on the beachfront
courts at the Atlantic City Hilton.

Championship bracket, semi-finals (winners advance to Olympic
Crossing semi-finals) - Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Holly
McPeak, Manhattan Beach, Calif. (No. 1-seeded team) def. Karrie
Poppinga, Mililani, Hi./Angela Rock, Leucadia, Calif. (4), 15-11;
Karolyn Kirby Brookline, Mass./Nancy Reno, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (2)
def. Barbra Fontana, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Linda Hanley, Pacific
Palisades, Calif. (3), 15-5.

Contender's bracket, fourth-round (losers eliminated, place 9th,
split $1,575) - Elaine Roque, Malibu, Calif./Dennie Shupryt-Knoop,
Chicago, Ill. (5) def. Krista Blomquist, Branford, Ct./Christine
Schaefer, Florence, Ky. (6), 15-13; Gail Castro, Cardiff by the
Sea, Calif./Gayle Stammer, San Antonio, Tex. (8) def. Marla O'Hara,
Agoura Hills, Calif./Alie Wood, Redondo Beach, Calif. (10), 15-11;
Linda Chisholm, Van Nuys, Calif./Deb Richardson, Minneapolis, Minn.
(7) def. Nancy Mason, Belleville, Ill./Michelle Morse, Central
Point, Ore. (22), 15-1; Jennifer Meredith, Del Mar, Calif./Leanne
Schuster, Mesa, Ariz. (11) def. Lynda Johnson, Gresham, Ore./Jeanne
Reeves, San Diego, Calif. (12), 15-4.  Contender's bracket, fifth-
round (losers eliminated, place 7th, split $2,375) - Roque/Shupryt-
Knoop def. Castro/Stammer, 15-13; Chisholm/Richardson def.
Meredith/Schuster, 15-4.  Contender's bracket, sixth-round (winners
advance to Olympic Crossing semi-finals, place 5th, split $3,000) -
 Fontana/Hanley def. Roque/Shupryt-Knoop, 15-2; Chisholm/Richardson
def. Poppinga/Rock, 15-10.

Olympic Crossing semi-finals - Arce/McPeak def. Fontana/Hanley, 15-
9; Kirby/Reno def. Chisholm/Richardson, 15-11.  Olympic Crossing
consolation (winners place 3rd, split $5,700; losers place 4th;
split $4,100) - Fontana/Hanley def. Chisholm/Richardson, 15-11.
Olympic Crossing championship (winners place 1st, split $11,000;
losers place 2nd, split $8,100) - vs. Kirby/Reno def. Arce/McPeak,
15-11.

                            TOURNAMENT SUMMARY

RANKTEAM                                                W-L  POINTS  
MONEY

 1stKarolyn Kirby\Nancy Reno (2)                        5-0    80   $11,
000
 2ndLisa Arce\Holly McPeak (1)                          4-1    72   $8,
100
 3rdBarbra Fontana\Linda Hanley (3)                     4-2    56   $5,
700
 4thLinda Chisholm\Deb Richardson (7)                   5-3    56   $4,
100
 5thElaine Roque\Dennie Shupryt-Knoop (5)               4-2    48   $3,
000
Karrie Poppinga\Angela Rock (4)                         2-2    48   $3,
000
 7thGail Castro\Gayle Stammer                           3-2    40   $2,
375
Jennifer Meredith\Leanne Schuster (11)                  3-2    40   $2,
375
 9thKrista Blomquist\Christine Schaefer (6)             3-2    32   $1,
575
Marla O'Hara\Ali Wood (10)                              3-2    32   $1,
575
Nancy Mason\Michelle Morse (22)                         3-2    32   $1,
575
Lynda Johnson\Jeanne Reeves (12)                        3-2    32   $1,
575
13thMary Baily\Helen Reale (17)                         1-2    24   $1,
013
Wendy Fletcher\Elaine Youngs (18)                       2-2    24   $1,
013
Rhonda Kottke\Darina Staneva (16)                       2-2    24   $1,
013
Valinda Hilleary\Monique Oliver (13)                    2-2    24   $1,
013
17thJulie James\Jeanette Kollasch (19)                  1-2    16
Danalee Bragado\Pat Keller (9)                          1-2    16
Anna Franca\Marsha Miller (21)                          1-2    16
Evelyn Conley\Liz Pagano (20)                           0-2    16
Jackie Campbell\C***te Roach (14)                    0-2    16
Stacy Kammes\Shana Wilson (24)                          1-2    16
Erin Deiters\Amy Peistrup-Matthews (23)                 1-2    16
Alicia Chung\Beth Schuler (15)                          0-2    16
25thShaney Fink\Julie Sprague (25)                      0-2     8
Nenette Banzon\Jane Linn (28)                           0-2     8
Shannon Misek\Carrie Romer (27)                         0-2     8
Deanne Johnson\Gracie Santana (26)                      0-2     8

                             Huntington Beach
                                   Next

The Ocean Pacific U. S. Open, the first of four "major" events in
1997, is the next stop on the Evian Tour.  The three-day event
opens Friday (June 27) with a 48-team main draw at The Pier in
Huntington Beach, Calif.  The Ocean Pacific U. S. Open starts at 11
a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday with ABC Sports
taping the 3 p.m. finale.  Top-seeded Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak
will be seeking their fourth-straight "major" title after closing
out the 1996 season by winning the eight-team Evian Invitational,
the 32-team Evian Nationals and the 12-team Best of the Beach III
grand slam events.

                         1997 Evian Tour Schedule

April 4-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miami Beach, Fla. (Arce/McPeak
winners)
April 18-20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Deerfield Beach, Fla.
(Arce/McPeak)
May 8-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
(Kirby/Reno)
May 16-18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin, Tex.
(Arce/McPeak)
May 30-June 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .San Diego, Calif.
(Arce/McPeak)
June 13-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Irving, Tex.
(Arce/McPeak)
June 20-22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlantic City
(Kirby/Reno)
June 27-29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntington Beach,
 Calif.
July 11-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chicago, Ill.

                     1997 Evian Money Leaders

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

T  1 Lisa Arce (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,450.00
T  1 Holly McPeak (5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34,450.00
   3 Karolyn Kirby (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25,060.00
   4 Nancy Reno (2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24,010.00
T  5 Barbra Fontana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,047.50
T  5 Linda Hanley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,047.50
T  7 Karrie Poppinga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,852.50
T  7 Angela Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,852.50
T  9 Elaine Roque. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,425.00
T  9 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,425.00
  11 Christine Schaefer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,795,00
T 12 Linda Chisholm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,780.00
T 12 Deb Richardson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,780.00

 
 
 

EVIAN TOUR - SUNDAY IN ATLANTIC CITY

Post by Timothy Simmo » Mon, 23 Jun 1997 04:00:00

INFORMATION SERVICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June
22, 1997
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION

      Follow WPVA action on the World-Wide Web at http://SportToday.org/

KIRBY/RENO SNAP ARCE/MCPEAK'S STREAKS IN EVIAN OPEN BEACHFEST '97

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. - Second-seeded Karolyn Kirby and Nancy Reno
jumped to a quick 9-3 lead enroute to a 15-11 win over top-seeded
Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak to capture the $50,000 Evian Open
presented by the Atlantic City Hilton here Sunday (June 22).

The win was the sixth Evian Women's Pro Beach Volleyball Tour title
for the Kirby/Reno tandem as Arce and McPeak saw their three-event,
22-match winning streak end on the beachfront at the Atlantic City
Hilton.

ABC Sports, which is covering six Women's Professional Volleyball
Association events this summer, taped the championship match for
replay June 28 at 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Kirby and Reno shared the $11,000 first-place prize while Arce and
McPeak split $8,100 for second.  The all-time series between the
two teams is tied 3-3 as Arce and McPeak had defeated Sunday's
winners in 1997 championship matches at Miami Beach, Fla. (April 6,
15-12) and Irving, Tex. (June 15, 15-13).  

The win also marked Kirby and Reno's second Atlantic City title as
the pair won here in 1992 in their first first event together.
Kirby has now won 60 Evian Tour titles and 66 overall as a
professional while Reno netted her 34th pro title and 19 on the
domestic circuit.

The 46-minute title match featured 44 side-outs, two ties and two
lead changes as Kirby and Reno won the title on their fifth-match
point on a Kirby dig and kill.

Kirby and Reno, who won the ***genics Open earlier this season at
Lake Buena Vista, Fla., advanced to the championship match with a
15-11 win over seventh-seeded Linda Chisholm and Deb Richardson.
Arce and McPeak advanced to the finals with a 15-9 win over third-
seeded Barbra Fontana and Linda Hanley, who finished fourth at the
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Fontana and Hanley shared $5,700 by defeating Chisholm and
Richardson 15-11 in the third-place match.  Chisholm and Richardson
split $4,100 for fourth as they advanced to the final rounds by
eliminating fourth-seeded Karrie Poppinga and Angela Rock 15-10.

EVIAN OPEN RESULTS

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. - Here are Sunday's (June 22) results from the
Evian Open presented by the Atlantic City Hilton on the beachfront
courts at the Atlantic City Hilton.

Championship bracket, semi-finals (winners advance to Olympic
Crossing semi-finals) - Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Holly
McPeak, Manhattan Beach, Calif. (No. 1-seeded team) def. Karrie
Poppinga, Mililani, Hi./Angela Rock, Leucadia, Calif. (4), 15-11;
Karolyn Kirby Brookline, Mass./Nancy Reno, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (2)
def. Barbra Fontana, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Linda Hanley, Pacific
Palisades, Calif. (3), 15-5.

Contender's bracket, fourth-round (losers eliminated, place 9th,
split $1,575) - Elaine Roque, Malibu, Calif./Dennie Shupryt-Knoop,
Chicago, Ill. (5) def. Krista Blomquist, Branford, Ct./Christine
Schaefer, Florence, Ky. (6), 15-13; Gail Castro, Cardiff by the
Sea, Calif./Gayle Stammer, San Antonio, Tex. (8) def. Marla O'Hara,
Agoura Hills, Calif./Alie Wood, Redondo Beach, Calif. (10), 15-11;
Linda Chisholm, Van Nuys, Calif./Deb Richardson, Minneapolis, Minn.
(7) def. Nancy Mason, Belleville, Ill./Michelle Morse, Central
Point, Ore. (22), 15-1; Jennifer Meredith, Del Mar, Calif./Leanne
Schuster, Mesa, Ariz. (11) def. Lynda Johnson, Gresham, Ore./Jeanne
Reeves, San Diego, Calif. (12), 15-4.  Contender's bracket, fifth-
round (losers eliminated, place 7th, split $2,375) - Roque/Shupryt-
Knoop def. Castro/Stammer, 15-13; Chisholm/Richardson def.
Meredith/Schuster, 15-4.  Contender's bracket, sixth-round (winners
advance to Olympic Crossing semi-finals, place 5th, split $3,000) -
 Fontana/Hanley def. Roque/Shupryt-Knoop, 15-2; Chisholm/Richardson
def. Poppinga/Rock, 15-10.

Olympic Crossing semi-finals - Arce/McPeak def. Fontana/Hanley, 15-
9; Kirby/Reno def. Chisholm/Richardson, 15-11.  Olympic Crossing
consolation (winners place 3rd, split $5,700; losers place 4th;
split $4,100) - Fontana/Hanley def. Chisholm/Richardson, 15-11.
Olympic Crossing championship (winners place 1st, split $11,000;
losers place 2nd, split $8,100) - vs. Kirby/Reno def. Arce/McPeak,
15-11.

                            TOURNAMENT SUMMARY

RANKTEAM                                                W-L  POINTS  
MONEY

 1stKarolyn Kirby\Nancy Reno (2)                        5-0    80   $11,
000
 2ndLisa Arce\Holly McPeak (1)                          4-1    72   $8,
100
 3rdBarbra Fontana\Linda Hanley (3)                     4-2    56   $5,
700
 4thLinda Chisholm\Deb Richardson (7)                   5-3    56   $4,
100
 5thElaine Roque\Dennie Shupryt-Knoop (5)               4-2    48   $3,
000
Karrie Poppinga\Angela Rock (4)                         2-2    48   $3,
000
 7thGail Castro\Gayle Stammer                           3-2    40   $2,
375
Jennifer Meredith\Leanne Schuster (11)                  3-2    40   $2,
375
 9thKrista Blomquist\Christine Schaefer (6)             3-2    32   $1,
575
Marla O'Hara\Ali Wood (10)                              3-2    32   $1,
575
Nancy Mason\Michelle Morse (22)                         3-2    32   $1,
575
Lynda Johnson\Jeanne Reeves (12)                        3-2    32   $1,
575
13thMary Baily\Helen Reale (17)                         1-2    24   $1,
013
Wendy Fletcher\Elaine Youngs (18)                       2-2    24   $1,
013
Rhonda Kottke\Darina Staneva (16)                       2-2    24   $1,
013
Valinda Hilleary\Monique Oliver (13)                    2-2    24   $1,
013
17thJulie James\Jeanette Kollasch (19)                  1-2    16
Danalee Bragado\Pat Keller (9)                          1-2    16
Anna Franca\Marsha Miller (21)                          1-2    16
Evelyn Conley\Liz Pagano (20)                           0-2    16
Jackie Campbell\C***te Roach (14)                    0-2    16
Stacy Kammes\Shana Wilson (24)                          1-2    16
Erin Deiters\Amy Peistrup-Matthews (23)                 1-2    16
Alicia Chung\Beth Schuler (15)                          0-2    16
25thShaney Fink\Julie Sprague (25)                      0-2     8
Nenette Banzon\Jane Linn (28)                           0-2     8
Shannon Misek\Carrie Romer (27)                         0-2     8
Deanne Johnson\Gracie Santana (26)                      0-2     8

                             Huntington Beach
                                   Next

The Ocean Pacific U. S. Open, the first of four "major" events in
1997, is the next stop on the Evian Tour.  The three-day event
opens Friday (June 27) with a 48-team main draw at The Pier in
Huntington Beach, Calif.  The Ocean Pacific U. S. Open starts at 11
a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday with ABC Sports
taping the 3 p.m. finale.  Top-seeded Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak
will be seeking their fourth-straight "major" title after closing
out the 1996 season by winning the eight-team Evian Invitational,
the 32-team Evian Nationals and the 12-team Best of the Beach III
grand slam events.

                         1997 Evian Tour Schedule

April 4-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miami Beach, Fla. (Arce/McPeak
winners)
April 18-20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Deerfield Beach, Fla.
(Arce/McPeak)
May 8-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
(Kirby/Reno)
May 16-18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin, Tex.
(Arce/McPeak)
May 30-June 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .San Diego, Calif.
(Arce/McPeak)
June 13-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Irving, Tex.
(Arce/McPeak)
June 20-22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlantic City
(Kirby/Reno)
June 27-29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntington Beach,
 Calif.
July 11-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chicago, Ill.

                     1997 Evian Money Leaders

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

T  1 Lisa Arce (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,450.00
T  1 Holly McPeak (5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34,450.00
   3 Karolyn Kirby (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25,060.00
   4 Nancy Reno (2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24,010.00
T  5 Barbra Fontana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,047.50
T  5 Linda Hanley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,047.50
T  7 Karrie Poppinga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,852.50
T  7 Angela Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,852.50
T  9 Elaine Roque. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,425.00
T  9 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,425.00
  11 Christine Schaefer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,795,00
T 12 Linda Chisholm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,780.00
T 12 Deb Richardson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,780.00