AVP NEW YORK OPEN
After their first AVP Tour tournament together, April Ross and Lauren Fendrick have earned the gold medal prize at the New York City event. Ross suffered a minor injury, dislocated toe, but was able to stick with it to take the match. This is the second AVP win for Ross this season and her first with Fendrick.
The event in New York is the third on the tour and the first of the newly announced Gold Series. With this being a Gold Series event, the athletes earn more points to their name and earn a larger payout from the increase purse prize. Ross and Fendrick add another 900 points to their names, along with $18,000 to split.
After coming back from a dislocated toe, @AprilRossBeach & her partner @LaurenFendrick win the #AVPGoldSeries NYC Open, beating Ross/Sweat. pic.twitter.com/fvja1HeD22
— The AVP (@avpbeach) June 11, 2017
Lauren Fendrick/April Ross def. Summer Ross/Brooke Sweat
- 2-0, (24-22, 21-15)
The gold medal was earned in a two-set win for Fendrick and April Ross, but it was not an easy win, as the first set went beyond the regular 21 points to finish. The second set was slightly easier, in that Fendrick and April Ross were able to take a small lead and keep it throughout the set to take the first place standing.
April Ross ended the match with 19 kills on a .52 hitting percentage along with 14 digs. Fendrick was able to put down 13 kills and 10 digs, while also adding another four blocks to her dominating tally.
Summer Ross finished with 15 kills and six digs along with two blocks and three aces while Sweat put down 10 kills and 13 digs.
The detriment for Summer Ross/Sweat was their attack errors, each of the two hit for less than 0.30 percent, while their competitors each hit above a 0.35 hitting mark.