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Kessy-Ross win Huntington for first time

6/6/2010 - Olympic Sports

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Jen Kessy and April Ross beat two-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor and partner Nicole Branagh on Sunday to win the Huntington Beach Open.

Second-seeded Kessy and Ross beat top-seeded May-Treanor and Branagh, 14-21, 21-12, 15-11, in the women's final to win the event for the first time. It was their fifth AVP Tour win as a team.

May-Treanor has won the Huntington Beach Open five times, all with Kerri Walsh, who last month gave birth to her second child and hasn't played this year.

Top-seeded Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser won the men's bracket, defeating second-seeded Sean Scott and John Hyden, 21-16, 18-21, 15-9, in Sunday's final. It was the fourth Huntington Beach Open victory for Rogers and Dalhausser in the last five years.