Ross and Jen Kessy had been winless in nine AVP finals prior to breaking through last week. Sure it felt great to win, Ross said, but they remain hungry for another title, especially at a beach so close to home.
Ross said many asked the question, “How does it feel to get the monkey off your back,” after winning the AVP title last week.
“Everyone else kind of put that monkey there, but we really didn’t feel it,” said Ross, who has won three international titles with Kessy. “We knew we were playing good volleyball. We knew we were getting to the finals. We weren’t pleased with our play in the finals, up until last weekend. It was just a matter of us playing at the top of our game.”