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.
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.
April Ross will start her 2017 AVP Season without Kerri Walsh Jennings, who is currently in a legal dispute with tour operators.
The Olympic bronze medalists April Ross (left) and Kerri Walsh Jennings (right) enter the first major of the 2017 FIVB Beach World Tour as the #1 seeds on home soil.