Sep 26 2009
GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 26: Misty May-Treanor of USA hits the ball against Brazil during the round 3 match in the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge at the Westgate City Center on September 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Misty May-Treanor announced, on her site mistymay.com, that she will be teaming up with Nicole Branagh for the upcoming 2010 beach volleyball season.
I am very excited about the upcoming year. For those that aren’t aware, Kerri is expecting her second child (Congratulations to her and Casey), so I will be teaming up with Nicole Branagh. Nicole is such a dynamic player, it is going to be fun.
The stage is set and it will be an interesting year on the AVP Tour.
Congratulations to Kerri Walsh on her second child!
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.
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 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.
American Angie Akers stretches for the Mikasa in an elimination win Friday against Germany. Photo courtesy of FIVB
Three American teams (April Ross/Jen Kessy, Tyra Turner/Angie Akers and Nicole Branagh/Elaine Youngs) started the day at the SWATCH FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, but only one team advances to the semi-finals, April Ross and Jen Kessy.
April Ross and Jen Kessy advanced by defeating fellow Americans Tyra Turner and Angie Akers, 17-21, 21-12, 15-9, while Branagh and Youngs ended their tournament with a loss to Brazilians Shelda Bede and Ana Paula Connelly, 17-21, 22-20, 15-12.