Lewis wins AVP beach event

June 19, 2000

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Brian Lewis, a former Corona del Mar High and

Orange Coast College volleyball standout, teamed with Canyon Ceman to win

the Association of Volleyball Professionals tour event Sunday at the

Huntington Beach Pier.

Lewis and Ceman, the No. 1 seed, defeated Karch Kiraly and Adam Johnson,

15-13, in the title match, giving Lewis, 32, his second career AVP



Lewis and his partner also defeated Kiraly and Johnson, 16-14, in the

winners bracket semifinals Sunday.

"It is very hard to play the same team (twice) in the same day,

especially as focused a team as Karch and A.J.," Lewis said. Lewis and

Ceman split the $16,000 first prize, upping Lewis' earnings to $33,000

in four tournaments this season and $909,864 for his career.

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