No. 9 seeded Amanda Dowdy and Irene Pollock scored the biggest upset of the tournament so far, taking down No. 1 seed and Huntington Beach Open runnerup Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen.
Top qualifier Ed Ratledge and Eric Zaun made it through, while No. 2 seed Aurora Davis and Bree Scarbrough led the way through the women’s qualification rounds.
Super-star women’s beach pair Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross called it quits last week, but Walsh Jennings wants to set the record straight.
Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar dropped just one set en route to their first AVP title since the 2016 Manhattan Open.
After a three-set win in the semifinals, the Olympic duo earned their second win of the tournament over Hyden/Doherty for the title.
A second-consecutive two-set blowout with short duration powered Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen into the semifinals of the AVP opener in Huntington Beach.
Saturday’s action at the AVP Tour opener in Huntington Beach included another upset from #7 Ryan Doherty and John Hyden to make the semifinals.
The first day of the 2017 AVP Tour opener has ended with four pairs advancing on to the quarterfinal round.
The first day of the men’s main draw of the 2017 AVP Tour stop in Huntington Beach has concluded with two upsets over top-five pairs occurring.
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross have ended their beach partnership.