USA advance two to Aalsmeer Open quarterfinals

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 26, 2017 - The United States have two teams in the women's quarterfinals of the one-star FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tout Aalsmeer Open in the Netherlands after Betsi Flint / Kelley Larsen and Emily Stockman / Kimberly Dicello scored decisive wins in Round I of the Main Draw, Thursday evening.

Flint and Larsen disposed of France's Alexandra Jupiter / Ophelie Lusson in straight sets 2-0 (21-19, 21-19), but Stockman and Dicello had to fight back from a set down to overcome the home side of Annemieke Driessen / Ilke Meertens 2-1 (14-21, 21-17, 16-14).

USA are assured a team in the medals rounds as the two American sides go head-to-head in Saturday's quarterfinals.

Indeed, the Netherlands remained with only one team in the top eigth, following the defeat of Emi Van Driel / Raisa Schoon in the hands of qualifiers from France Alexia Richard / Margaux Carrere 2-1 (21-23, 21-18, 15-8).

The Netherlands were assured of a place in the quarterfinals with an all-Dutch clash to wrap up Round I, in which Joy Stubbe / Madelein Meppelink shut out Marleen Van Iersel / Julia Wouters 2-0 (21-17, 21-11).

Also through to the top eight are Spain's Paula Soria / Amaranta Fernandez, Japan's Miki Ishii / Megumi Murakami, Germany's Kim Behrens / Sandra Ittlinger and Romania's Adriana-Maria Matei / Beata Vaida.

The women's tournament in Aalsmeer continues Saturday, with Friday devoted to the men's Round I.

The competition is streamed live on the Dutch Volleyball Federation (NeVoBo) YouTube Channel.

Quick links - Beach volleyball:
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