Old and New Winners at AVP Milwaukee
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 7, 2014) – Tri Bourne took his first domestic beach volleyball title on Sunday, while John Hyden, April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings added to their legacies with their victories at the AVP Milwaukee Open at Bradford Beach.
Walsh Jennings (Saratoga, Calif.) tied the women’s record for domestic beach volleyball victories at 69 when she and Ross (Costa Mesa, Calif.) defeated Lauren Fendrick (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Brooke Sweat (Fort Myers, Fla.), 15-21, 21-16, 15-13.
Walsh Jennings now shares the record for domestic victories with her former partner, Misty May-Treanor. Ross picked up her 20th AVP win.
Ross and Walsh Jennings did not drop a set until the final and went 5-0 in matches.
Hyden (Pensacola, Fla.) and Bourne (Aiea, Hawaii) defeated Phil Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Sean Rosenthal (Redondo Beach, Fla.) in the men’s final, 21-15, 21-18.
Hyden and Bourne went 5-1. They lost to Dalhausser and Rosenthal, 19-21, 21-17, 15-11 in the third round of the tournament, but came back in the contenders’ bracket by beating Jeremy Casebeer and Casey Jennings, 17-21, 21-19, 15-9.
The AVP victory was the first for Bourne, 25, and the 23rd for Hyden, 41.