(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.
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.