June 18-19, 2018
Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Thirteen beach teams with college players competed at the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Open on June 18-19 in Manhattan Beach.
In the women’s final, Torrey Van Winden and Emily Sonny of Cal Poly defeated Federica Frasca and Margherita Bianchin of Florida International, 21-19, 21-12. In the third-place match, Louisiana State’s Claire Coppola and Kristen Nuss beat the Junior Beach National Team pair of Devon Newberry and Lindsey Sparks, 28-30, 21-12, 15-11.
In the men’s final, Hagen Smith of UCLA and Lucas Yoder of USC beat the Junior Beach National Team pair of Tim Brewster and John Schwengel. In the third-place match, Hawaii’s Brett Rosenmeier and Colton Cowell defeated Florida State’s Jon Justice and Adam Wienckowski in a rematch of the men’s final at the USAV Collegiate Beach Championships in May, which Justice and Weinckowski won.
Coppola and Nuss, who won the 2018 Collegiate Beach Championships on May 9-12, will represent the United States at the World University Championships on July 9-13 in Munich, Germany. Florida State’s Katie Horton and Hailey Luke will also compete in Munich.
Justice/Wienckowski and Colton/Rosenmeier will compete in the men’s bracket in Germany.