2018-02-27 21:35:00 CEST
After achieving success in the National Tour, the Americans now want to shine in the Beach Major Series
The one-year partnership of Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar had been kind of a mixed bag. At the same time the veterans enjoyed significant success in the American AVP in 2017, they are yet to replicate the same results when they play internationally.
The Americans have a very promising opportunity right in front of them this week as they have qualified to the main draw of the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Major following victories over Switzerland’s Nicole Eiholzer and Elena Steinemann (21-14, 15-21, 15-12) and Austria’s Nadine Strauss and Eva Freiberger (21-15, 21-15).
Last year in the AVP, the duo had seven top-3 finishes in eight tournaments. In the World Tour, in the other hand, the ninth place at the Fort Lauderdale Major was their best finish in the Beach Major Series. So, what do they need to translate their home success to the international scene?
“We went back to the drawing board this offseason to figure it out,” Hochevar told us. “It’s the details. It’s just two seconds, two points…We knew that we needed to get a little bit better with that. And the good is that we still have that in us. It’s that ten per cent improvement or even that two per cent that you can squeeze out. It makes the difference.”
FTLMajor Qualifying: @EmDay6 and @britthochevar beat AUT, 2-0 to advance to main draw. https://t.co/tAOUghKI30
In Fort Lauderdale, the Americans will certainly feel at home and that could be a factor to push them to their best result in the World Tour together.
“Being on US soil is awesome,” Day added. “To make the main draw in front of a familiar crowd is great. We had solid results last year and we are ready to go. We are ready to compete, we are excited and we are going to rest up and get ready for the main draw.”
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