USA Volleyball Features Amanda Dowdy and Ire...

Amanda Dowdy and Irene Pollock tied ninth for second time in China

By Corinne Calabro | June 23, 2017, 10:59 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. โ€“ Amanda Dowdy and Irene Pollock have tied for ninth on the FIVB World Tour in China for the second time, in as many weeks.

Dowdy and Pollock remained in China for the Nantong 2 Star tournament, after having tied for ninth last week in Nanjing. The duo now have two Top 10 finishes on the World Tour this year.


Dowdy and Pollock were the lone U.S. team at the women's only 2 Star event. In the main draw, the pair earned a victory against Thailand in the opening 24-team first round, 28-26, 21-17. On Saturday, the duo were eliminated by Canada's Megan Nagy/Marie-Christine Lapointe, 21-18, 10-21, 15-11.

The pair earned a main draw wild card, and were seeded at 17th. Last week's performance was their first FIVB tournament together, giving their partnership two Top 10 international finishes in two appearances.

Nantong 2-Star
- Tied for 9th: Amanda Dowdy/Irene Pollock, their second consecutive on the World Tour

FIVB Nantong 2-Star Roster 
Athletes        Entry
Amanda Dowdy   Irene Pollock   Main Draw Wild Card

UPCOMING EVENTS | Add to your schedule
June 23-25 FIVB Nantong 2-Star
June 23-25 NORCECA Ohos Rios
June 27 โ€“ July 2 FIVB Porec 5-Star
July 4-9 FIVB Gstaad 5-Star
July 6-8 USAV Beach HP Collegiate Championships
July 6-9 AVP San Francisco
July 11-16 FIVB U21 World Championships
July 12-16 FIVB Long Beach Presidents Cup
July 14-16 NORCECA Varadero
July 14-16 FIVB Daegu 1-Star

Related Links
The Seattle Times Ryan Doherty: 7-footer goes from minor-league pitcher to pro beach volleyball player
CBS Seattle Ryan Doherty on his path to volleyball, AVP Tour
Ormond Beach Observer Ormond native and Mainland alum Phil Dalhausser is still winning big as a 16-year beach volleyball veteran
FIVB FIVB launches dedicated department to setup new structure of events
USA Volleyball Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen win gold in China on FIVB World Tour
USA Volleyball Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross tie for fifth in The Hague
FIVB USA's Flint and Larsen all the way to gold at 2017 Tangshan Open
FIVB Summer's success with Sweat
New York Times The best jump server on sand