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By Soraya Nadia Mcdonald | July 22, 2007
LONG BEACH — It wasn't the way they would have liked to finish Saturday afternoon, but with a loss in the quarterfinals of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' Long Beach open, there was only so much disappointment Mike Lambert and Stein Metzger could muster. The third-seeded team lost 21-19, 21-19 to Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers, but can still make it into the men's semifinals with a win today over No. 10 Nick Lucena and Mark Williams. "It's not a super-high stakes game, but we love testing ourselves against that team," said Lambert, who lives in Costa Mesa.
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May 22, 2009
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Former Newport Harbor High product April Ross, along with Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb and Corona del Mar resident Sean Rosenthal went undefeated Friday to move on to today’s third round at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Huntington Beach Open. Ross and her teammate Jen Kessy, the No. 2-seeded duo, defeated Katie Lee Carter and Sara Fredrickson in the first round, 21-11, 21-13. In the second round, Ross and Kessy beat Keao Burdine and Angela Lewis, 21-12, 21-17.
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June 17, 2007
TWO LOCALS ADVANCE CHARLESTON, N.C. — Top seeds Misty May-Treanor, a Newport Harbor High product, and Kerri Walsh advanced to the final four of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Charleston Open after defeating fifth-seeds Holly McPeak and Logan Tom 21-15, 21-15 in Saturday's evening session at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island. Fourth-seeds Mike Lambert, a Costa Mesa resident, and Stein Metzger upset top seeds Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal with a 17-21, 21-15, 15-10 win. Lambert and Metzger advanced to today's final four; Gibb and Rosenthal will play today for a spot in the final four.
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April 20, 2008
ARLINGTON, Texas — Misty May-Treanor, a former Newport Harbor High star, and Kerri Walsh advanced to today’s semifinals of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals’ Dallas Open Saturday. The top-seeded duo, bound for the Olympics, defeated fellow Newport Harbor alumna April Ross and her partner, Jen Boss, 15-21, 21-18, 15-13, in the quarterfinals. On the men’s side, Matt Fuerbringer, the former Estancia High standout, and Casey Jennings, seeded No. 2, defeated the No. 3-seeded team of Anthony Medel and Fred Souza to advance to today’s semifinals.
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September 29, 2008
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb finished second in the Best of the Beach event that completed the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals season Saturday. Gibb, playing with Stein Metzger, was defeated in the final, 21-17, 21-17, by event champion John Hyden and partner Phil Dalhausser. Gibb pocketed $21,750 for his efforts. April Ross, a Newport Harbor High product, finished fifth in the women’s event, claiming $5,250. She paired with Jennifer Boss, who won the event, to defeat Tyra Tyrner and Elaine Youngs, 21-18, 21-15, in pool play.
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July 26, 2008
LONG BEACH — Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb and partner Sean Rosenthal upset fellow Olympians Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers, 21-14, 21-14, Saturday to claim the men’s title at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Long Beach Open at Marina Green Park. Gibb and Rosenthal handed the reigning world champions their third loss of the season, their first in 38 matches. It was the second title of the year for Gibb and Rosenthal, who split the $25,000 winning purse. Estancia High product Matt Fuerbringer, playing with Casey Jennings, and Newport Harbor High product Ty Tramblie, paired with Mike Morrison, each finished tied for ninth, splitting $2,875.
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July 20, 2009
MANHATTAN BEACH — Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb and Corona del Mar resident Sean Rosenthal won their first Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Manhattan Beach Open title as a team Sunday. Gibb and Rosenthal, the Beijing Olympians and third seeds, beat the No. 5-seeded team of Matt Olson and Kevin Wong, 21-17, 23-21. “This was the biggest win of our partnership, and my career, hands down,” said Gibb, who won the Manhattan Beach Open in 2005 with Stein Metzger.
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August 18, 2007
BOSTON — With just two more events left on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour, things are bound to start winding down. But top-seeded Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh looked to be in top form at the Boston Open Friday. May-Treanor and Walsh were 2-0 in the main draw and will face No. 4 Tyra Turner and Rachel Wacholder today in the women's quarterfinal. The world champions defeated Katie and Tracy Lindquist 21-10, 21-14 in less than half an hour to advance. Costa Mesa resident Mike Lambert and Stein Metzger advanced to the men's quarterfinal after defeating Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings, 21-17, 21-14.
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By Barry Faulkner | July 26, 2013
LONG BEACH - The next great American men's beach volleyball rivalry is still in its early stages, but the semifinal matchup between Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb and partner Casey Patterson against 2008 Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and his partner Sean Rosenthal delivered a big dose of what figures to be many future thrills on Friday. Dalhausser and Rosenthal, the former Corona del Mar resident who played in two Olympics with Gibb before changing sides this season, posted a 21-16, 21-19 triumph in the Federation Internationale de Volleyball Grand Slam event as part of the World Series of Beach Volleyball at Marine Green Park.
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By Barry Faulkner | July 24, 2013
LONG BEACH - A two-time cancer survivor who never played indoor volleyball, Jake Gibb is used to having something to overcome. And despite finishing No. 1 in the world on the Federation Internationale de Volleyball beach tour in 2012, a disappointing fifth-place finish in the London Olympics left the then-36-year-old standout in anything but a celebratory mood. The Costa Mesa resident, now 37, said he spent his entire off-season contemplating whether to keep competing on the beach, as well as whether he wanted to eventually make a run at an Olympic medal that has eluded him at the last two Summer Games (he also finished fifth in Beijing in 2008, the first of his two appearances with former partner Sean Rosenthal)
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May 30, 2013
CAMPINAS, Brazil — Newport Harbor High product April Ross, as well as Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb remained undefeated in their respective women's and men's divisions during the first round of beach volleyball play at the World Cup Final on Wednesday. Ross, who lives in Costa Mesa, teamed with Jennifer Kessy to defeat the No. 10-seeded duo from Argentina, 21-17, 21-16, in 37 minutes. The 2012 Olympic silver medalists, who are seeded No. 2 in Brazil, later defeated the No. 7-seeded duo from Australia, 21-18, 21-19, in 36 minutes.
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December 20, 2012
Newport Harbor High product Misty May-Treanor and Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb have been named USA Volleyball Female and Male Athlete of the Year, respectively, in beach volleyball. May-Treanor, 35, and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third straight Olympic gold medal in London last summer. The legendary duo lost only one set and swept to a 21-16, 21-16 final victory over April Ross and Jennifer Kessy. May-Treanor led Olympic women's players in digs with 107 on 225 attempts for a 48% success rate.
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August 29, 2012
Gold medalists Misty May-Treanor, a women's beach volleyball player, and Kyla Ross, a women's gymnast, highlight two of five U.S. Olympic athletes from the recent London Games with Costa Mesa ties that the city of Costa Mesa will honor in a City Hall ceremony on Tuesday at 5 p.m. The other three athletes are April Ross, a silver medalist in women's beach volleyball, Jake Gibb, a men's beach volleyball player, and Sharon Day, a heptathlete in...
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August 4, 2012
Misty May-Treanor, the former Newport Harbor High standout who grew up in Costa Mesa, along with Kerri Walsh Jennings opened the first round of single elimination with a resounding 21-13, 21-12 victory in 30 minutes against Marleen Van Iersel and Sanne Keizer of Netherlands in women's beach volleyball at the London Olympics. May-Treanor and Walsh, the two-time defending Olympic gold medalists and the No. 3 seeds, advanced to the quarterfinals and remained undefeated at 4-0. They will play Italy's No. 7 Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti in the quarterfinals Sunday at 11 a.m. PST. April Ross, also a former Newport Harbor standout who grew up in Costa Mesa, and Jennifer Kessy, seeded No. 4, will face No. 10 Marketa Slukova and Kristyna Kolocova of Czech Republic in the quarterfinals on Sunday at 2 p.m. May-Treanor led with 16 kills, while Walsh Jennings had four blocks.
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August 1, 2012
Misty May-Treanorhad her first taste of Olympic defeat since 2000 on Wednesday, but she and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings rallied for a 17-21, 21-8, 15-10 triumph over Doris and Stefanie Schwaiger of Austria in women's beach volleyball Group C action. May-Treanor, a former Newport Harbor High standout, and Walsh Jennings, the two-time defending Olympic champions, did not lose a set in Athens, or Beijing, and had been perfect in two previous matches in London heading into Wednesday.
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September 29, 2009
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Newport Harbor High product Misty May-Treanor, playing in her first Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tournament in more than a year, finished second with partner Kerri Walsh in the World Challenge Sunday. May-Treanor and Walsh were defeated, 21-11, 21-16, in a 43-minute title match by Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca. May-Treanor, who tore an Achilles tendon while practicing for an episode of “Dancing with the Stars,” in October, last played with Walsh on Sept.
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August 24, 2009
Kirby Burnham and Cinnamon Sary will have more than enough to write about if asked to give details about their summer when they go back to Newport Harbor High in a few weeks. Burnham, a senior outside hitter for the Sailors, and teammate Sary, a sophomore setter, won the girls’ 18-and-under title in the California Beach Volleyball Assn. tournament in Huntington Beach Saturday. As the championship team, Burnham and Sary qualified to play in the Manhattan CBVA Championships Sept.
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