Ross wins matchup

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

April Ross topped for­mer part­ner Kerri Walsh Jen­nings in their first head-to-head matchup since win­ning the beach vol­ley­ball bronze medal to­gether at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Ross and new team­mate Lau­ren Fen­drick took sil­ver at the World Se­ries of Beach Vol­ley­ball in Long Beach, Calif.,, los­ing in the fi­nal to Brazil’s Larissa and Talita. Walsh Jen­nings, a three­time Olympic gold medal­ist, and Ni­cole Branagh were elim­i­nated in pool play, in­clud­ing a 22-20, 21-18 loss to Ross and Fen­drick in their opener. Three-time Olympian Phil Dal­hausser and part­ner Nick Lu­cena won the men’s ti­tle. They beat Canada’s Sam Ped­low and Sam Schachter in straight sets in the fi­nal.

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