Sep 27 2009
GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 27: Members of USA team surround Todd Rogers in celebration after USA defeated Brazil during in the gold medal match in the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge at the Westgate City Center on September 27, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers defeated Alison Cerutti and Harley Marques Brazil 21-14, 21-15. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Americans Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers and Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca win gold medals at the first-ever AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil. The United States won the overall Country Challenge 26-22.
The Hague Open Beach Volleyball 2009 podium (left to right) featured Talita Antunes, Maria Antonelli, Larissa Franca, Juliana Felisberta Silva, Angela Vieira and Vivian Cunha. Photo courtesy of FIVB
Three women’s teams from Brazil stood atop the podium at The Hague Open Beach Volleyball 2009.
Final 1st Place Match
Larissa-Juliana BRA  vs. Talita-Antonelli BRA 
2-0 (21-16, 21-15)
Final 3rd Place Match
Novakova-Hajeckova CZE  vs. Vivian-Vieira BRA 
1-2 (14-21, 21-15, 11-15)
This is the 7th title of the season for Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta Silva, tying the SWATCH FIVB World Tour record for most gold medals by either a men’s or women’s team in a season.
With a smiling Juliana Felisberta Silva (center) watching, partner Larissa Franca (right) hits against Vanilda Leao in the All-Brazilian women’s finale at the Grand Slam Moscow 2009 Saturday. Photo courtesy of FIVB
Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca defeated Renata Ribeiro and Vanilda Leao for the gold medal in the All-Brazilian women’s finale at the Grand Slam Moscow.
Jen Kessy (left) and April Ross celebrate their gold medal finish Saturday at the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, Norway. Photo courtesy of FIVB
The American team April Ross and Jen Kessy defeats Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca to win gold at the SWATCH FIVB World Championships in Stavanger.
Three more Brazilian Women’s teams advance in the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships resulting in all 4 teams from Beach Volleyball powerhouse Brazil in the next round; Shelda Bede/Ana Paula Connelly, Talita Antunes/Maria Antonelli, Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca and the Salgado sisters (Carolina and Maria Clara).