Matt Fuerbringer, the former Estancia High standout, has been making the most of his new team this year in beach volleyball.
The 36-year-old Fuerbringer, who has been teamed the last seven years with Casey Jennings, is now partnered this year with Nick Lucena.
The two have had success in the first two Assn. of Volleyball Professional events of the season: they shared a co-men's title with Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers at the rained-out Fort Lauderdale final April 18, and finished third May 2 in Santa Barbara.
They'll try to build off those finishes in the four-day Huntington Beach Open that begins at 8 a.m. today with men's and women's open qualifier competition. The men's and women's main draw starts at 9 a.m. Friday. Both the open qualifier and main draw run daily until approximately 6 p.m.
The main draw continues from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and again from 8:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The women's final is set for 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by the men's final at 1 p.m.