May/Walsh Capture AVP Nissan Series Title At Belmar Open

July 28, 2003

Belmar, NJ - The raucous crowd at the AVP Nissan Series Belmar Open witnessed an entertaining final as top seeded Misty May (Long Beach, CA) and former Stanford standout Kerri Walsh (Manhattan Beach,CA) captured their fourth title this season before a packed crowd at Belmar Beach, NJ.

The women's final saw the top seeds dispatch the second seeded team of HollyMcPeak (Manhattan CA) and Elaine Youngs (Durango; CO) in workmanlike fashionby the scores of 21-17, 21-11. This was the third meeting in the finals between these two teams on the AVP Nissan Series, with May and Walsh winning each contest. Since making their AVP debut this season, May and Walsh now have a 20-0 match record.

In the semi round they defeated fifth seeds Dianne DeNecochea (San Diego,CA) and Nancy Mason (Redondo Beach, CA) 21-19, 21-13.

The month of August, the AVP Nissan Series will be 'live' on NBC beginningwith the Manhattan Open, Aug. 7-10, Huntington Open, Aug. 14-17 and theChicago Open, Aug. 28-31st. Both the women's final on Saturday and the men's on Sundaywill be televised at 4:30 EST. For more information and complete resultsvisit

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