Tars are indeed stars at the 30th Olympiad in London, where Newport Harbor High products Misty May-Treanorand April Ross both advanced with their partners to the women's beach volleyball gold-medal match scheduled Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT.
May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, will be playing for a third straight gold medal in their final Olympics after the duo handled No. 2-seeded Xue Chen and Zhang Xi of China, 22-20, 22-20, in Tuesday's semifinals.
May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings are unbeaten in the last three Olympic tournaments, including six wins in London. They lost only one set in this tournament, after having swept all their opponents in 2004 in Athens and 2008 in Beijing. They have a 20-match winning streak in Olympic competition, during which they have won 40 of 41 sets.
Ross and partner Jennifer Kessy, in their first Olympics, got past Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca, 15-21, 21-19, 15-12, in Tuesday's semifinals. Ross and Kessy are also 6-0, though they have lost three sets in London.