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Results from third 2016 beach NORCECA playoff

May 26, 2016, 2:13 a.m. (ET)


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Fresh off of their NCAA Championship run, Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes won the women's NORCECA playoff on Wednesday.

Adam Roberts and Marty Lorenz combined for a 4-0 record to sweep the men's bracket. It is the first win for both teams in 2016 NORCECA playoffs.

The winning pairs will chose from three available events in: North Bay, Canada (June 30-July 4); Cuba (July 13-17); Puerto Rico (Aug. 3-8).

Seeded seventh, Hughes and Claes opened with a strong win, 21-5, 21-7, against Leah DeKok/Amanda Wiggins. They then topped No. 2 seed Amanda Dowdy/Emily Stockman, 21-16, 21-15. In the final against Ally McColloch/Kelley Reeves, they beat the four-seed by a score of 21-12, 21-19.

Kerri Schuh/Branagan Fuller finished with third, after beating Whitney Pavlik/Sheila Shaw 14-21, 21-12, 15-11.

Roberts and Lorenz earned their title after a pair of two set wins in the first two rounds. In the semifinal they edged David Mckienzie/Andrew Dentler 21-17, 14-21, 15-9. It was the last match they would play a point on, in the final against Miles Evans and Spencer McLachlin, they won via forfeit due to Evans and McLachlin leaving early to catch a flight.

Kevin McColloch/Avery Drost finished in third by beating Mckienzie/Dentler 21-13, 21-11.

Women | Playoff #3, May 25
1. Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes
2. Kelly Reeves/Allison McColloch
3. Kerri Schuh/Branagan Fuller

Men | Playoff #3, May 25
1. Adam Roberts/Marty Lorenz
2. Miles Evans/Spencer McLachlin
3. Kevin McColloch/Avery Drost

Women | Playoff #2, March 8
1. Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen
2. Geena Urango/Angela Bensend
3. Kelly Reeves/Allison McColloch

Men | Playoff #2, March 8
1. Taylor Crabb/Trevor Crabb
2. Ed Ratledge/Ty Loomis
3. Billy Kolinske/Ty Tramblie

Women | Playoff #1, Feb. 16
1. Kelly Reeves/Allison McColloch
2. Kendra Vanzwieten/Kimberly DiCello
3. Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen

Men | Playoff #1, Feb. 16
1. Taylor Crabb/Trevor Crabb
2. Billy Allen/Stafford Slick
3. Avery Drost/Billy Kolinske

NORCECA Continental Tour – Dates and locations subject to change
June 30-July 4 North Bay, Canada
July 13-17 Varadero, Cuba
Aug. 3-8 Boqueron, Puerto Rico
Sept. 29-Oct. 3 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Oct. 13-17 Pigeon Point, St. Lucia
Nov. 17-21 San Salvador, El Salvador
Nov. 24-28 Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago