MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (July 24, 2019) – The U.S. beach volleyball teams of Karissa Cook/Jace Pardon and Mark Burik/Ian Satterfield (left to right in photo above) both won their opening matches on Wednesday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
Cook/Pardon beat Malika Davidson/Rheeza Grant of Trinidad & Tobago, 21-9, 21-8 in their opening pool play match.
Burik/Satterfield defeated David Vargas/Carlos Escobar of El Salvador, 21-12, 21-10.
The teams will be back in action on Thursday when Cook/Pardon will play Valeria Valenciano/Marcela Araya of Costa Rica. Burik/Satterield will face Daynte Stewart/Marlon Phillip of Trinidad & Tobago.
QUALIFYING FOR THE PAN AM GAMES
In a trials event held May 21-22 in Manhattan Beach, Cook/Pardon defeated Charlie Ekstrom/Brook Bauer in the final, 21-11, 17-21, 15-11.
Burik/Satterfield beat Miles Partain/Marcus Partain in the men’s final, 21-16, 21-17.
In the men’s third-place match, Tim Brewster/Michael Boag beat Bill Kolinske/Miles Evans, 21-23, 21-19, 15-10.
In the women’s third-place match, Courtney Bowen/Sunny Villapando beat Kim DiCello/Katie Spieler by forfeit.
Satterfield, 27, competed with Miles Evans at the 2015 Pan American Games where they finished 11th. Satterfield played men’s college indoor volleyball at Long Beach State. He plays primarily on the domestic AVP tour.
Burik, 33, played indoor men’s volleyball at George Mason. He also plays primarily on the domestic AVP tour, although he has played FIVB and NORCECA tournaments.
Burik and Satterfield tied for fifth at the FIVB one-star event in Kampong Speu, Cambodia.
Cook, 28, played indoor women’s volleyball for Stanford before transferring to Hawaii to play beach volleyball and get her master’s degree. She plays primarily on the AVP tour, though she has played NORCECA tournaments and FIVB snow volleyball tournaments.
Pardon, 25, played beach volleyball for Florida State and was named an AVCA All-American her red-shirt senior season in 2016 as the Seminoles finished second at the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship. She has played in AVP, FIVB and NORCECA tournaments.
Cook/Pardon won the AVP event in Austin on May 19 and finished third in Seattle on June 23.