The number one seeds dominated at the National Volleyball League Seattle Championships with Dave Palm & Eric Zaun and Brooke Niles & Karolina Sowala taking home titles. Both teams won straight matches in extreme weather conditions throughout the weekend to get into the finals on Sunday.
Coming off a victory at the Hermosa Beach Championships, Palm/Zaun won another hard-fought three game match going 21-18, 11-21, 16-14 over No. 7 seed Drew Mallin & Ryan Vandenburg. This is Palm’s third win in 2015, partnering with Mike Placek for the Panama City Beach Championships to defeat Erik Haddock and Roberto Rodriguez-Bertran.
Niles/Sowala conquered No. 2 seed and reigning women’s champions Vivian Cunha & Raquel Goncalves Ferreira, 10-21, 21-19, 15-10. Niles/Sowala opened the season with a win at the Panama City Beach Championships, defeating Cunha/Ferreira in a close two game match.