ZEIMANN, POLLEY GO BACK TO BACK
Alice Zeimann & Shaunna Polley took out the second G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour event in Auckland. Photo by www.phototek.co.nz

ZEIMANN, POLLEY GO BACK TO BACK

The second weekend of the 2024 GJ Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour presented by Tip Top came to a close today in Auckland at the Harbour Beach Volleyball Centre. 

In the women’s event, first seeds Alice Zeimann and Shaunna Polley took out first place as they continued their dominant run on the beach tour, having not dropped a set so far. Alice and Shaunna overcame Anna Harrison & Danielle Quigley 2-0 (21-17, 21-14) to take out the final at the Auckland stop. 

Eventual runners-up Anna Harrison & Danielle Quigley took a humble approach to the final, recognising the significant competition they were coming up against. 

“Alice and Shaunna are New Zealand's number one and arguably the best New Zealand team we have ever had. We are here to challenge them and help them prep to get to the Olympics,” said Anna Harrison

Third place in the women's event went to Meile Rose Green and Katie Sadlier who defeated Tineke Hinton and Kalea Norton 2-0 (21-14, 21-17).

In the men’s event, third seeds Tom Hartles and Ben O'Dea were able to overcome the first seeds Brad Fuller and Alani Nicklin, 2-1(18-21, 21-14, 15-11). 

Brad and Alani, last week Mt Manganui Gold medalists were able to win their first set in a strong display 21-18, but would crumble in their second 14-21 and eventually lose the third deciding set 11-15. 

Third place in the men’s event went to John McManaway and Tom Reid who overcame Martin Kaufer and Ty Landers 2-0 (21-19, 21-17).

Results

GJ Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour presented by Tip Top

Sunday 28 January, Auckland, Harbour Beach Volleyball Centre

 

Men’s Premier
1st / Gold -  Tom Hartles & Ben O'Dea

2nd / Silver - Brad Fuller & Alani Nicklin

3rd / Bronze - John McManaway & Tom Reid

 

Women’s Premier 

1st / Gold - Alice Zeimann & Shaunna Polley

2nd / Silver - Anna Harrison & Danielle Quigley

3rd / Bronze - Meile Rose Green & Katie Sadlier

 

Full draw and results (LINK)

 

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Dates Coming Up

February 9-11 Christchurch

February 16-18 (FINALS) Mt Maunganui

March 7-10 Beach Pro Tour Futures 

 

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