Gstaad, Switzerland, July 3, 2017 - Kim DiCello and Emily Stockman won the United States country quota playoff here Monday to gain a spot in Tuesday’s qualifying rounds at the US$600,000 Gstaad Major in the Swiss Alps village.
With their 2-0 (31-29, 21-19) win in 49 minutes over American rivals Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar, DiCello and Stockman will be the No. 6-seeded team in Tuesday’s 24-team women’s qualifier.
Eight pairs will advance from Tuesday’s qualifier in the US$600,000 Gstaad Major to Wednesday’s 32-team Main Draw. The 18th annual FIVB World Tour event in the Swiss Alps village concludes Saturday when the winning team shares the $40,000 first-place prize.