BERLIN — With another week off before the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour returns to Long Beach, reigning Olympic and world champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are keeping pace by playing the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball's Smart Grand Slam this week.
Top-seeded May-Treanor and Walsh advanced to their seventh straight women's international final four Friday, while No. 3 Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers finished as the top team in their group for men's pool play action in the Smart Grand Slam.
May-Treanor, a Newport Harbor alumnus, and Walsh last won in Berlin in 2005 when they collected their second FIVB World Championship, against Leila Barros and Ana Paula Connelly of Brazil.