2005 AVP San Diego Open: Pro Beach Volleyball Stars Misty May & Kerri Walsh Enter San Diego Undefeated in 2005
June 09, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsSan 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.
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 & 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 & 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 & Walsh’s streak. They are joined by Bronze Medalist Holly McPeak & Jen Kessy, Nancy Mason & San Diego local Dianne DeNecochea, and Tyra Turner & Makare Wilson who all hope to wrestle the San Diego crown from May & Walsh.
The AVP Men have seen three winners in four events in 2005. Olympian Stein Metzger & Jake Gibb won in Fort Lauderdale and Tempe, Nick Lucena & Phil Dalhausser won in Austin, and Olympians Jeff Nygaard & Dax Holdren won in Santa Barbara.
The competition will be fierce as several Men’s teams are starting to click. Sean Scott & Todd Rogers, 2004 MVP Mike Lambert & 2000 Gold Medalist Eric Fonoimoana, and Matt Fuerbringer & 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 http://avp.com for tickets, TV Schedule, Official AVP Gear, Fantasy Volleyball Game, and the latest AVP Pro Beach Volleyball news and information.