Beach duo delivers

Avery Bridge and Quinci Birker top local finishers at a B.C. Volleyball High Performance beach tournament last weekend in Coquitlam.

  • Aug. 11, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Avery Bridge of Vernon and Quinci Birker of Kelowna were the top local finishers at a B.C. Volleyball High Performance beach tournament last weekend in Coquitlam.

The tourney featured competitors from six different zones in B.C. The provincial teamers had been training under Tammy Thomas of T2 Volleyball for the past four weeks.

The Thompson-Okanagan Zone was well represented, fielding four girls teams and one boys team.

After earning a bye into the semifinal by posting five straight-set wins in the round-robin, Bridge and Birker won their semifinal in straight sets. The duo earned a silver medal after losing to a strong Vancouver entry in the final.

The Thompson Okanagan team also comprised of Natalie Livingston with Grace Frieheit, Nick Prystupa with Tanner Thiessen, Vicki Schley (Vernon) with Amanda Hardy and Tanner Lorenson (Vernon) with Danae Shephard.