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U.S. Beach Team Finishes Tied for 5th

Sept. 03, 2011, 1:18 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: (719) 228-6800
E-Mail: bj.evans@usav.org

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2011) – The U.S. women’s junior beach volleyball team of Tara Roenicke and Rebecca Strehlow lost in the quarterfinals of the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Junior (under-21) World Championships on Saturday in Halifax, Canada.

The U.S. team fell to Switzerland’s eighth-seeded Nina Betschart and Joana Heidrich, 21-9, 21-12 in 30 minutes on Saturday morning.

Roenicke (Alta Loma, Calif.), a defending junior world champion, and partner Strehlow (Long Beach, Calif.), who were ranked second in the main draw, finished the tournament tied for fifth.

The tournament semifinals were scheduled to be played later on Saturday with the finals on Sunday.

For more information about the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Junior World Championships, click here.

Throughout the tournament court one will be streaming live on FIVB Web TV and can be accessed by, clicking here.

2011 Men's Beach Volleyball Junior National Teams
USA-1 Parker Kalmbach and Vaun Lennon (tied for ninth)
USA-2 Ian Satterfield and Chris Austin (tied for 19th)

2011 Women's Beach Volleyball Junior National Teams
USA-1 Tara Roenicke and Rebecca Strehlow (tied for fifth)
USA-2 Caitlin Racich and Sara Hughes (did not qualify for main draw)

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