Dalhausser, Mewhirter Win Best of the Beach Titles
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Nov. 10, 2020) – Phil Dalhausser and
Delaney Mewhirter won the men’s and women’s titles respectively
at the Florida Pro Best of the Beach titles on Sunday at Hickory
In the men’s final, Dalhausser and his selected partner Avery
Drost defeated Taylor Crabb and his selected partner Trevor
Crabb, 17-21, 21-17, 15-10.
“We started off strong the first set, but then the Crabbs made
some plays to win the first one,” Dalhausser told The SpikeNet.
they jumped up early. But we had a huge momentum shift and it
just stayed on our side all the way through the second and third
Drost added: “When Phil’s on your team, you’re always in it.
Just keep siding out and staying in it. I wanted to reward him
for picking me up.”
In the women’s final, Mewhirter and her selected partner Kelly
Claes beat Kelley Kolinske and her selected partner Emily
Stockman, 22-20, 21-16.
“It’s an overwhelming feeling,” Mewhirter told The SpikeNet. “I
didn’t expect to win it coming here so it’s just such a bonus.
There’s no one I would rather had won it with so it’s just so
special to win it with Kelly.”
“We talked a little last night about strategy,” Claes said.
“Delaney usually plays left side and she usually blocks. But she
wanted to switch it up a little for this one. I think she played
great and it was super fun to play with her.”
Dalhausser and Mewhirter each won $7,000.
Four winners emerged from pool play on Saturday: Dalhausser,
Taylor Crabb, Miles Partain and Chaim Schalk on the men’s side
and Mewhirter, Kelley Kolinske, Sarah Schermerhorn and Allie
Wheeler for the women.
In Sunday’s men’s semifinals, Dalhausser/Drost beat Partain/Theo
Brunner, 21-17, 22-20 and Crabb/Crabb beat Schalk/Bill Kolinske,
21-19, 21-12. In the women’s semis, Mewhirter/Claes beat
Wheeler/Kim Hildreth, 21-18, 21-16 and Kolinske/Stockman beat
Schermerhorn/Corrine Quiggle, 21-11, 21-15.