USA Beach Junior Tour Hits Cincinnati

By Deb Stadick | June 30, 2012, 5:22 p.m. (ET)

Deb Stadick
Intern, Communications
Phone: 719-228-6800

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 30, 2012) – The 2012 USA Beach Junior Tour traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 30 for the Ohio Valley Open.

The one-day beach volleyball event hosted six age divisions: Boys’ 18-and-under (18U), Boys’ 14U, Girls’ 18U, Girls’ 16U, Girls’ 14U and Girls’ 12U.

In the Boys’ 18U age division, Alexander Kimbel and Brendan McConnell took first place. They defeated Evan Feltz and Jeff Cremeans in the finals. Third place went to Patrick Beer and Harrison Savarese.

Aaron Klaus and Alexander Harrison took third place in the Boys’ 14U age division. Joey Piazzo and Danny Jesionek claimed first place after winning the championship match against Benjamin Chico and Matthew Bridenbaugh.

In the Girls’ 18U age division, Annie Bearman and Kendra Gephart finished in first. Second place went to Kayli Lucius and Karlee Heheman while third place went to Donna Street and Julie Street.

The Girls’ 16U age division crowned Lindsey Huber and Abby Julian champions. Second place went to Brooke Westbeld and Terry Tobe. Sarah Depage and Allison Depage claimed third-place honors.

Katie Smith and Camilla Cardenas took first place in the Girls’ 14U age division after defeating Carlee Mahan and Jami Leonhardt in the finals. Third place went to Carrol Pauley and Kaeleigh Stang.

In the youngest age division hosted at the Ohio Valley Open, Julia Sears and Grace Turner took first in the Girls’ 12U age division. Abbey Hughes and Katie Hendersmen took second place while Lauren Weikel and Shayna Sarisky finished in third.