Beach Update: U.S. Teams in Mexico, Martinique

By B.J. Hoeptner Evans (bj.evans@usav.org) | Oct. 23, 2018, 6:44 p.m. (ET)
U.S. beach volleyball players Brooke Sweat and Kerri Walsh Jennings
Brooke Sweat receives the ball as Kerri Walsh Jennings runs to make a play.
 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2018) – Five U.S. women’s beach teams are scheduled to compete this week at the FIVB World Tour three-star event in Chetumal, Mexico.

Kerri Walsh Jennings/Brooke Sweat are the second-seeded team in the main draw behind Canada’s Brandie Wilkerson/Heather Bansley, who are coming off a victory at the last week’s Las Vegas Open, an FIVB four-star.

Brittany Howard/Kelly Reeves are seeded 16th in the main draw and Kim DiCello/Irene Pollock received a wild card berth and are seeded 20th.

Kim Smith/Jace Pardon will start out in the qualifier as will Caitlin Ledoux/Geena Urango.

Steve Paulseth will provide sports medicine services.

NORCECA MARTINIQUE

The U.S. women’s beach teams of Katie Spieler/Karissa Cook and Melissa Fuchs/Victoria Dennis and the men’s team of Travis Mewhirter/Ben Vaught are registered to compete at the NORCECA Beach Tour event in Martinique on Oct. 26-28.