/24-7PressRelease/ - June 09, 2005 - San Diego is the second stop on the AVP's West Coast swing as 150 of the World's Greatest Pro Beach Volleyball players descend on Mariners Point for the 2005 San Diego Open. Log on to AVP.com for more information.
Olympic Gold Medalists Misty May and Kerri Walsh enter San Diego undefeated in 2005. The duo has not lost a match since the 2004 Chicago Open. May and Walsh have won all 24 of their matches in 2005 and have only dropped 2 games this season. Their current win streak sits at 35 matches. May and Walsh hold the record of 89 consecutive wins set during the 2003 and 2004 season.
Former San Diego local and 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist Elaine Youngs and partner Rachel Wacholder will be the second seed and hope to end May and Walsh's streak. They are joined by Bronze Medalist Holly McPeak and Jen Kessy, Nancy Mason and San Diego local Dianne DeNecochea, and Tyra Turner and Makare Wilson who all hope to wrestle the San Diego crown from May and Walsh.
The AVP Men have seen three winners in four events in 2005. Olympian Stein Metzger and Jake Gibb won in Fort Lauderdale and Tempe, Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser won in Austin, and Olympians Jeff Nygaard and Dax Holdren won in Santa Barbara.
The competition will be fierce as several Men's teams are starting to click. Sean Scott and Todd Rogers, 2004 MVP Mike Lambert and 2000 Gold Medalist Eric Fonoimoana, and Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings all have a legitimate shot at the $20,000 winner's check.
The 2005 San Diego Open will also feature NCAA Player of the Year and National Champ Sean Rooney of Pepperdine University. Rooney will test his skills as he transfers from the indoor hard court to the outdoor elements of the beach. Tune in to see how well the 6'9" phenom will do.
So grab your sunscreen and head on down to the biggest beach party all year as the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour comes to San Diego, California. Can't make it to the beach? Catch all the action LIVE on Fox Sports Net and OLN. Log on to AVP.com
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AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, Inc. ("AVP") is a leading lifestyle sports entertainment company focused on the production, marketing and distribution of professional beach volleyball events and associated merchandise worldwide. AVP operates the industry's most prominent national touring series, the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, which was organized in 1983. Featuring more than 150 of the top American men and women competitors in the sport, AVP will stage 14 events throughout the United States in 2005. All tournaments will be televised live (or same day) on either Fox Sports Net or NBC Sports. Professional beach volleyball is one of the most exciting and fastest growing sports in the United States today. In 2004, AVP athletes successfully represented the United States during the Olympics in Athens, Greece, winning gold and bronze medals, the first medals won by U.S. women in professional beach volleyball. For more information, please visit http://www.avp.com.
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