VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — April Ross and Jen Kessy won the Huntington Beach Open two weeks ago on the Assn. Volleyball of Professionals Tour. They were seeded No. 2 then and they are the second-seeded team again at the Virginia Beach Open.
Ross, the former Newport Harbor High standout, and Kessy are out to prove they can be No. 1 again. They were impressive to open their competition Saturday. They won their three matches easily to remain in contention. They'll face Rachel Scott and Elaine Youngs today with a semifinal berth on the line.
Meanwhile, the top-seeded team of Misty May-Treanor and Nicole Branagh struggled, but still finished the day unbeaten.
May-Treanor, also a former Newport Harbor star, and Branagh fought off a stiff first-round challenge from 32nd-seeded Petia Yanchulova and Summer Ross, winning 21-16, 19-21, 15-13.