Top form for pairs

Busselton Dunsborough Times

There was plenty of action at the Busselton Jetty on Monday when teams took to the beach for the volleyball pairs grand finals.

The A-grade match was played at a high standard, with young guns Kody Hooson and Dylan Phillips maintaining their winning form to take the match and trophy 40-30.

Opponents Thiago Bacellar and Tyler Gow were quality opposition, but the pair were unable to counter Hooson and Phillips’ consistent serves and strong attack.

Ross Brennan was named most valuable player for the season. He combined with wife, Magda, to take the minor premiers in the A-grade pairs.

Brennan tied with Margaret River’s Max Ablett, a promising indoor and beach volleyballer who attends training on a State level.

In A-reserve, David Hutchins and Adam Everett won their second consecutive grand final 40-28.

Their opponents Louise Mutch and Joan Strikwerda tallied hard, with both teams using regular three-hit plays and several deft placements in their rallies.

Jarrod Kennedy performed well during the season and was named A-reserve’s most valuable player.

The social-grade grand final was won by Simon Curtin and Danny Mananui who showed good form and enthusiasm during season.

The match against Steven Sharp and Shane Gammon, was even at 35-all, before Curtin and Mananui made a five-point blitz to take the match.

Paul McCarthy, who also teamed up with his spouse for the beach season, was recognised as the most valuable player for the social grade. Belle Armstrong and Oscar Baksun took out the Rising Star awards for the beach pairs competition.

PICTURES:

Dylan Phillips tries to spike the ball past blocker Tyler Gow.
Camera IconDylan Phillips tries to spike the ball past blocker Tyler Gow.
Social winners Danny Maranui and Simon Curtin with opponents Shane Gammon and Steven Sharp.
Camera IconSocial winners Danny Maranui and Simon Curtin with opponents Shane Gammon and Steven Sharp.

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