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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Database Statistics
  Men Women Total
Players: 8402 6124 14526
Tournaments: 1526 1101 2627
 
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Nak-Gil Ma 46
Pascal Delfosse 45
Alan Hinchley 43
Vladek Pavelka 40
David Toussaint 39
Shane LeCroy 39
Brian Kwasny 37
Daniela Scarpellino 34
Linda Laffourcade 33
Brandon Kuntz 33
Angela Vieira 33
Michael Atisha 32
Monica Fine 31
Yasmina Hernandez Ramos 30
Abdullah Kaabi 29
Irina Lashchenko 28
Petr Minarik 27
Rut Gomez 23
Meaghan Wheeler 23
Naomie Too 22
Christina Pasiali 21
Filip Mokelainen 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1988
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Scottsdale Open.  It was the 90th win for Sinjin Smith, the 66th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 65th win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Jose Cuervo Gold Crown Clearwater.  It was the 67th win for Karch Kiraly, the 38th win for Kent Steffes, and the 27th win for the team.
In 1994
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Jacksonville Open.  It was the 88th win for Karch Kiraly, the 58th win for Kent Steffes, and the 47th win for the team.
In 2005
Jake Gibb and Stein Metzger won the AVP Tempe Open.  It was the 3rd win for Jake Gibb, the 6th win for Stein Metzger, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2005
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Tempe Open.  It was the 38th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 35th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 33rd win for the team.
In 2010
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the FIVB Brasilia Open.  It was the 33rd win for Juliana Felisberta, the 33rd win for Larissa Franca, and the 32nd win for the team.
In 2011
Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Dominican Republic.  It was the 2nd win for Jenny Kropp, the 2nd win for Whitney Pavlik, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2011
Javier Jimenez and Karell Pena won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Dominican Republic.  It was the 1st win for Javier Jimenez, the 3rd win for Karell Pena, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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4/24/2014
Ross, Walsh Go 2-0 on Day 1
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 24, 2014) – The U.S. beach volleyball team of Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross went 2-0 in pool play on Thursday while Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal advanced to the men’s first round at the FIVB Fuzhou Open in China.
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Defending champ Xue and Xia stunned by Japanese qualifiers at FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open
Fuzhou, China, April 24, 2014 - Japanese qualifiers Takemi Nishibori and Sayaka Mizoe pulled off a big upset at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open on Thursday when they beat defending champion Xue Chen and Xia Xinyi of China in straight sets (21-18, 29-27) in the Women's Main Draw.
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Emanuel and Pedro progress to knock out stage at FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open
Fuzhou, China, April 24, 2014 – 2012 Olympic silver medallist Emanuel Rego and new partner Pedro Solberg Salgado from Brazil finished top in Pool D of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open after defeating Alexander Brouwer and Michiel van Dorsten of the Netherlands in straight sets 2-0 (21-16, 21-15) on Thursday.
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4/23/2014
U.S. Men Go 1-3 in Fuzhou Main Draw
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 23, 2014) – U.S. men’s beach volleyball teams began main draw play on Wednesday in Fuzhou, China.
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Plavins and Solovejs upset defending champs in Fuzhou
Fuzhou, China, April 23, 2014 - Martins Plavins with new partner Aleksandrs Solovejs came from one set down to beat defending champions Philip Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal from USA in men's Main Draw pool play at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open on Wednesday.
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Laboureur and Sude storm into Fuzhou women's Main Draw
Fuzhou, China, April 23, 2014 - Top seeded qualifiers Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude of Germany brushed aside Becchara Palmer and Zina Stone from Australia 2-0 (21-17, 21-11) to progress into the women's Main Draw at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open on Wednesday.
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4/22/2014
Teams from Austria and Germany top entry lists of CEV season opener in Antalya
Luxembourg, April 22, 2014. Austria’s Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst (pictured) and Germany’s Victoria Bieneck and Julia Grossner top the entry lists of the CEV Satellite in Antalya, the season opener which is scheduled to take place from May 6 through 10 in Turkey’s most popular and visited seaside resort.
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Hyden, Bourne Advance in China
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 22, 2014) – The U.S. team of John Hyden (Pensacola, Fla.) and Tri Bourne (Aiea, Hawaii) advanced to the main draw of the FIVB Fuzhou Open in China with two victories in the qualifier on Tuesday.
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Walkenhorst and Ludwig aiming to take final step
Berlin, Germany, April 22, 2014 – With the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour getting underway this week one team is hoping to use it as a way to build on the success of their opening season together.
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Salvetti/Daguerre lead eight teams into men's Main Draw at FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open
Fuzhou, China, April 22, 2014 - Back-to-back qualification tournament wins from France's Yannick Salvetti and Jean-Baptiste Daguerre, including a hard-fought three-set victory over top seeded qualifiers Vitor Felipe and Evandro Oliveira of Brazil, secured them a spot in the men's Main Draw at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open on Tuesday.
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