2005 AVP Austin Open – Don’t Mess with Pro Beach Volleyball in Texas

April 27, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
The USA’s best and hottest athletes in all of sports are descending on 79 dump-trucks of sand at Auditorium Shores April 30 and May 1st for the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Austin Open.

Tickets are selling fast so make sure to get yours now at http://avp.com. Can’t make it to the Beach? You don’t have to miss a single play as every AVP event Men’s and Women’s Finals in 2005 will be covered LIVE on Fox Sports Net. You want more? LIVE coverage of the Men’s and Women’s Semi-Finals will be broadcast LIVE on OLN. Log on to AVP.com to check your local listings.

With $175,000 in prize money on the line at the AVP Austin Open, the AVP Pros will be gunning for each other in hopes of cashing the big check. The battle begins on Saturday morning bright and early and the champions will be crowned live on FSN on Sunday.

The Austin Open Finals are up for grabs as several teams gained momentum last weekend in Tempe. Stein Metzger and Jake Gibb are the undefeated team in 2005, narrowly beating Olympians Jeff Nygaard and Dax Holdren in the finals. Three-time gold medalist Karch Kiraly put rumors of retirement on ice as he and partner Mike Lambert battled through the field on Saturday only to fall short on Sunday. All are in contention for the 2005 Austin Open title.

“Golden Girls” Misty May and Kerri Walsh dropped a set, but battled back to defeat Bronze Medalist Elaine Youngs and partner Rachel Wacholder in the Tempe Desert. The new team of Youngs and Wacholder has made it evident to the rest of the AVP Women that May and Walsh can be beat. It’s clear that Bronze Medalist Holly McPeak and Jen Kessy, Nancy Mason and Carrie Busch, and Jen Pavley and Angie Akers will respond and bring their ‘A’ game to Austin.

Grab your sunscreen and head on down to the biggest beach party all year as the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour comes to Austin, Texas. Log on to http://avp.com for tickets, TV Schedule, Official AVP Gear, Fantasy Volleyball Game, and the latest AVP Pro Beach Volleyball news and information.