Beach volleyball athletes flocked to the 2013 Manhattan Beach Open, part of the AVP Tour. The tournament winners were Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennnings on the men's side and Whitney Pavlik and Kerri Walsh Jennnings for the women.
There was also a "Legends" match that included Mike Dodd, Tim Hovland, Eric Fonoimoana and Sinjin Smith.
Fuerbringer (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Jennings (Las Vegas, Nev.), seeded fifth in the tournament, upset top seeds Phil Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Sean Rosenthal(Redondo Beach, Calif.) in the men’s final, 21-18, 21-23, 15-12 in an epic 1 hour, 26 minute battle that brought a fitting end to this year’s Manhattan Beach Open, part of the 2013 AVP Tour.
Family moments along the Manhattan Beach Pier have included some instructional bits and sweet humility when Casey Jennings and his wife, Kerri Walsh Jennings, walked with their two young sons.
The boys found plenty of plaques commemorating Manhattan Beach wins in their hometown by "Mommy." They had a question for their father: "Daddy, where's yours?"
Misty May-Treanor believes it’s an athlete’s duty to pass on skills and tips to the younger generation. With three Olympic gold medals, she has more than enough to go around.
May-Treanor headed the Dream in Gold Juniors Clinic and Tournament Series, which made its final stop Thursday in Virginia Beach.
About 100 children from age groups U10 to U18 had a chance to learn from the most decorated female beach volleyball player.Read More
Sincere thanks to everyone in Salt Lake City from the AVP.
It’s been nearly 48 hours since our first tournament of the 2013 season wrapped up with April Ross, Jen Kessy, Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal being crowned champions of the AVP Salt Lake City Open, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t still buzzing with excitement over an amazing event!