2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam Semifinals

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross (USA)

Men’s and women’s semifinal matches took place today at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball featuring the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam.

Women

2016 Olympic bronze medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross (USA) ousted Julia Sude and Chantal Laboreur of Germany in straight sets, 21-17, 21-16.

In the second semifinal match,  Spain’s Olympians Liliana Fernandez and Elsa Baquerizo defeated Germany’s duo of Katrin Holtwick and Ilke Semmler, 22-24, 21-16 and 15-12.

 

Men

On the men’s side, Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena (USA) defeated Alex Ranghieri and Marco Caminati (Italy), 21-15, 17-21, 15-6.

The second semifinal match saw Olympians Pedro Solberg and Evandro Goncalves (Brazil) outlast Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins of Latvia, 14-21, 21-14, 15-11.

Medal matches take place on Sunday at Alamitos Beach. More photos from Saturday follow.

April Ross hits past Julia Sude at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

April Ross (USA) hits past Julia Sude (Germany)

Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser (USA)

Ilka Semmler at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Ilka Semmler (Germany)

Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Evandro Goncalves Oliveira Junior at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Aleksandrs Samoilovs (Latvia) and Evandro Goncalves Oliveira Junior (Brazil)

Katrin Holtwick at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Katrin Holtwick (Germany)

Aleksandrs Samoilovs at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Aleksandrs Samoilovs

Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude (Germany)

Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins

Alex Ranghieri and Marco Caminati at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Alex Ranghieri and Marco Caminati (Italy)

Evandro Goncalves Oliveira Junior, Pedro Solberg Salgado at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Evandro Goncalves Oliveira Junior and Pedro Solberg Salgado (Brazil)

Liliana Fernandez Steiner at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Liliana Fernandez Steiner (Spain)

Elsa Baquerizo McMillan at 2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Elsa Baquerizo McMillan (Spain)

 

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