By Rudi Lopez, M.A. – Editor in Chief
(Huntington Beach, CA). Local volleyball players April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings took home the championship trophy with an impressive victory of 21-13 & 21-16 over their rivals Angela Bensend and Geena Urango.
Ross & Walsh Jennings have won 12 of the past 14 AVP events, and are 54-1 in AVP tournaments, including 49 sweeps and 46 consecutive wins. The duo clearly are comfortable as they hit the homestretch to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Walsh Jennings is bidding for her fourth Olympic gold medal, having won in 2004, 2008 and 2012 with Misty May-Treanor. Ross is seeking her first gold after winning silver in 2012 against the three-time champs.
Next on the tour for the AVP is Cincinnati, and the domestic tour will return to Southern California July 14-17 with the Manhattan Beach Open. For more information about the AVP Tour schedule visit http://www.avp.com