Burdine and Zartman Advance To Quarterfinal Of World Beach Championship

July 12, 2002

Catania, Italy - USC sophomore outside hitter Keao Burdine and UCLA defensive specialist Chrissie Zartman advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 2002 Under-21 World Beach Volleyball Championship in Catania, Italy. The team was eliminated by falling to third-place finisher Maria Salgado Rufino and Talita Rocha of Brazil, 21-13, 21-15.

The event marked Burdine's first international competition with Zartman. Women of Troy setter Tracy Lindquist won the first-ever World University Games Beach Volleyball Championship on June 23 with Zartman. Although Lindquist is Zartman's long-time partner, she was too old to qualify for the under-21 event.

Representing the United States, Burdine and Zartman entered the tournament seeded second overall and finished competition ranked fifth (according to total points).

The team defeated seventh-seeded Sonia Espinoza and Montserrat Amador of Mexico in the opening round, 2-1 (21-14, 15-21, 15-11) to advance.

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