Posts Tagged Jen Kessy

Americans Take Top 2 at the FIVB Phuket Thailand Open

Posted by on Monday, 9 November, 2009
(left to right) Silver medal winners Tyra Turner, Angie Akers, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy

(left to right) Silver medal winners Tyra Turner, Angie Akers, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy. Photo courtesy of FIVB

Jen Kessy and April Ross defeated Angie Akers and Tyra Turner (21-12, 21-17 in 37 minutes) in the finals at the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Phuket Thailand Open to take the Gold. This is the end to a great FIVB Women’s Beach Volleyball season for the Americans.

The match was the seventh FIVB meeting between the two teams with Kessy and Ross taking all 7 matches.


Jen Kessy Video Spotlight

Posted by on Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Video Spotlight: Get to Know Jen Kessy

Beach Bits:

  • Kessy has been ranked in the AVP’s top 10 in four of the five seasons from 2004-2008.
  • Kessy ended the 2008 AVP season with a win in the individual event and the FIVB season with a pair of victories.
  • In her last five tournaments of 2008, Kessy collected a total of $101,000 in prize money.

Video and Beach Bits courtesy of AVP


Branagh / Youngs and Dalhausser / Rogers Upset in AVP Tournament of Champions

Posted by on Sunday, 6 September, 2009


originally uploaded by q_pucel.

Top seeds Nicole Branagh / Elaine Youngs and Phil Dalhausser / Todd Rogers were upset by second seeds Jen Kessy / April Ross and John Hyden / Sean Scott at the AVP Crocs Tour Tournament of Champions in Mason, Ohio.

Kessy / Ross defeated Branagh / Youngs 22-20, 21-18. The two teams have met in the finals 9 times in the 2009 season. Kessy / Ross lead the series 5-4.

Hyden / Scott defeated Dalhausser / Rogers 21-16, 22-20. Out of 7 meetings in 2009 season finals, Hyden / Scott move ahead in the series 4-3.


Jen Kessy and April Ross Take AVP Crocs Tour San Francisco Open

Posted by on Sunday, 16 August, 2009
AVP Crocs San Francisco Open

Aug 16 2009
SAN FRANCISCO – AUGUST 16: April Ross blocks a shot against Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs during the finals at the AVP Crocs San Francisco Open on August 16, 2009 at Pier 32 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Jen Kessy and April Ross rebound after Hermosa Beach by defeating top seeds Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs 16-21, 21-19, 15-12 at the AVP Crocs Tour San Francisco Open. This is their third win of the 2009 AVP season.


Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs Win at Hermosa Beach

Posted by on Saturday, 8 August, 2009


AVP Hermosa Beach Open 2009, originally uploaded by Erik Oginski.

Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs win at the AVP Crocs Slam Hermosa Beach Open to continued their stellar season. This win is number 7 in nine events. Branagh and Youngs defeated reigning world champions April Ross and Jen Kessy 19-21, 23-21 and 15-11.