Former Cardinal Kerri Walsh Wins Again On AVP Tour
June 9, 2003
Hermosa Beach, Calif. - The raucous crowd at the AVP Nissan Series Hermosa Beach Open witnessed a grueling women's finals, all part of the Target + Mervyn's Beach Bash. Top seeded AVP newcomers Misty May (Long Beach, CA) and Kerri Walsh (Manhattan Beach, CA) won a hard-fought three game match in front of a packed stadium near the Hermosa Beach Pier.
The Mossimo women's final saw May and Walsh capture their third consecutive AVP title by outlasting number three seeds Holly McPeak (Manhattan Beach, CA) and Elaine Youngs (Durango, CO) 21-15, 18-21, 16-14, in a match that featured several breath-taking rallies. McPeak and Youngs were at match point, leading 14-12, when the aggressive tandem of May/Walsh fought back to win four points in a row to secure the victory. This was the second meeting in the finals between these two teams on the AVP Nissan Series, with May and Walsh winning both. Since making their AVP debut this season, May and Walsh now have a 15-0 match record.
Earlier in the women's semifinal match, May and Walsh breezed by second seeds Annett Davis (Tarzana, CA) and Jenny Johnson-Jordan (Tarzana, CA) 21-9, 21-16. Davis and Johnson-Jordan finished third for the second time this season. The other semifinal saw McPeak and Youngs outlast Lisa Arce (Redondo Beach, CA) and Rachel Wacholder (El Segundo, CA) 21-15, 18-21, 15-11.
courtesy of the AVP
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