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Beach Update: Qinzhou roster

By Corinne Calabro | Oct. 10, 2017, 10 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The FIVB World Tour continues with this week's 3-Star tournament in Qinzhou, China.

USAV's professional beach volleyball athletes continue their season with this week's Qinzhou 3-Star tournament in China from Oct. 11-15.


Representing the United States at Qinzhou 3-Star will be two men's teams in the qualification bracket and three main draw women's teams, and one in qualification. Teaming up for this tournament will be USC alums April Ross and Kelly Claes. Lauren Fendrick will partner with Nicole Branagh. Returning partnerships include top-seeded Brooke Sweat/Summer Ross and qualification team Emily Day/Brittany Hochevar. On the men's side, Mark Burik will play with Bill Kolinske and Staffor Slick is playing with Eric Zaun, who is making his FIVB World Tour debut.

The 32-team main draw bracket will begin after the Oct. 11 qualification tournament. Eight teams playing in the qualification tournament, per gender, will advance into the main draw. The main draw tournament will play out in single elimination format, with the Oct. 15 semifinals through finals being streamed live on the FIVB Youtube.

FIVB Qinzhou 3-Star Roster 
Athletes        Coach   Entry
Brooke Sweat    Summer Ross     Main Draw
April Ross    Kelly Claes   Jose Loiola    Main Draw
Lauren Fendrick    Nicole Branagh       Main Draw
Emily Day    Brittany Hochevar   Hector Gutierrez    Qualification
Mark Burik    Bill Kolinske       Qualification
Eric Zaun    Stafford Slick       Qualification
Aimee Miyazawa    USAV Beach Head Athletic Trainer         
Karen Liu    DC, LAc         

The Collegiate Beach Championships return in 2018 as part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series. The dual-gender event, May 9-12, serves as a Trials to represent USA at the 2018 FISU Beach Volleyball World University Championship. Held in Hermosa Beach, California, athletes will compete in a maximum 32-team bracket, with the finals being televised on NBCSN on May 12.Click here to read more.

UPCOMING EVENTS | Add to your schedule
Oct. 11-15 FIVB Qinzhou 3-Star
Oct. 22-26 FIVB Sydney 2-Star
Oct. 25-29 FIVB Aalsmer 1-Star

Related Links
FIVB Watch Qinzhou semifinals and finals live on YouTube
USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships returns in 2018