AVP Huntington Beach, NorCal team upsets #3 seed, on TV Sunday (ABC, ESPN2)
- One major upset shakes up the Huntington Beach scene
By: AVP Press Release, on 06/04/2010
Misty May-Treanor has won in Huntington Beach five times during her
illustrious career, and based on how she kicked off the AVP
NIVEA Tour Huntington Beach Open Presented by Bud Light Lime on
Friday, she could be on her way to a sixth.
If she were to hit a half-dozen wins here this weekend, it would
mark her first Huntington Beach victory with partner Nicole Branagh. On
Friday, May-Treanor and Branagh swept their first two matches of the
tournament, beating 32nd-seeded Kim Whitney and Carrie Wright, 21-13,
21-13 and toppling 17th-seeded Jennifer Snyder and Christal Morrison,
The top-seeded men’s team of Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser also
swept their first two matches as they seek to defend their men’s title
and win Huntington Beach for the fourth time in six years. They beat
32nd-seeded Ed Lunnen and Mike Nelson,
21-15, 21-13, and then dispatched the 17th-seeded team of Jonathan
Acosta and Ty Loomis, 21-19, 21-13.
The Huntington Beach Open continues Saturday starting at 9 a.m.
and runs through Sunday on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
Tickets are available on-site or online here.
Newport Beach native April Ross and San Juan Capistrano’s Jen
Kessy, seeded second in the women’s bracket, appeared to be clicking on
all cylinders Friday, as they won both of their matches easily. They
beat 31st-seeded Sarah Day and Kristin Ursillo, 21-11, 21-11, and then
18th-seeded Kristen Batt and Brooke Sweat, 21-7, 21-11.
One significant upset did shake up the men’s side. Third-seeded
Matt Fuerbringer and Nick Lucena dropped their first-round match, 21-16,
15-21, 20-18, to 30th-seeded Seth Burnham (Harbor High School, UCLA)
and Aaron Mansfield (Homestead High School, UCSB), and will
have to battle all the way back through the contenders’ bracket if they
hope to advance to the final. Burnham and Mansfield dropped their next
Play will continue through Sunday, with the women’s final
scheduled for 11 a.m. PT and the men’s at 1 p.m. The women’s final will
be televised live on ESPN2, and the men’s final will air live on ABC.
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