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Happy Birfday, Ticanderoga top beach volleyball tournament

posted Feb 10, 2014, 5:26 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 10, 2014, 5:43 PM ]
Published on Monday, February 10, 2014, by Emmanuel T. Erediano - emmanuel.erediano@mvariety.com - Variety News Staff http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/sports/62697-happy-birfday-ticanderoga-top-beach-volleyball-tournament#sthash.E297IrvT.dpuf

HAPPY Birfday’s Russ Quinn and Tyce Mister, and Ticanderoga’s Jennifer Douglass and Christen Steinkuller won the final matches in the 6th Annual “For the Love of Volleyball” Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Hyatt Regency Saipan beach on Saturday.

TICANDEROGA’S JENNIFER DOUGLASS GOES FOR THE HOLDS FOR THE BALL AS HER TEAM MATE, CHRISTEN STEINKULLER LOOKS ON DURING 6TH ANNUAL FOR THE LOVE OF VOLLEYBALL BEACH TOURNAMENT AT THE HYATT REGENCY SAIPAN ON SATURDAY. PHOTOS BY EMMANUEL T. EREDIANO Eight teams for women and eight teams for men participated in the event.

Quinn and Mister started strong by routing Robo’s James McCallister and Rob Epley, 12-0, in the opening game.

Rootin’ for Russ’ Bruce Berline and Chris Nelson defeated Wrecking Balls’ Greg Elliott and Jeffro Elliott, 21-14.

But Berline and Nelson dropped to the losing bracket after Quinn and Mister beat them in the second round, 21-13.

HAPPY BIRFDAY’S RUSS QUINN, SECOND RIGHT, AND TYCE MISTER, RIGHT, WITH THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID’S TYLER WILSEY, SECOND LEFT, AND ROBERT JORDAN, LEFT, AFTER THE FINAL GAME.That’s What She Said’s Tyler Wilsey and Robert Jordan beat One Time’s Leo Blas and Leon Wania, 21-7, in the elimination round, and PJ’s Jesse Palacios and Jazzy Rosokau, 21-13, in the next round.

Quinn and Mister then defeated That’s What She Said in the quarter-finals. But Wilsey and Jordan again beat PJ’s to set up a final match against Quinn and Mister.  Mister’s height advantage and Quinn’s ability to keep the ball alive proved to be too much for That’s What She Said which lost 14-21.

In the women’s matches, Ticanderoga’s Douglass and Steinkuller survived the elimination rounds until they met LOL’s Toni Yamada and Chenny Lizama who beat them, 21-13.

Ticanderoga had to beat, once again, Sisters’ Phalai Frink and Zena Demapan who had defeated A2’s Angie Mister and Athena Andrews, 15-13, to reach the semi-finals.

A2’s lost to Douglass and Steinkuller in the semis, 21-13, giving the Ticanderogas a change to avenge their loss against the undefeated LOL.

They had to beat Yamada and Lizama twice, and they did: 21-13 and 15-9.