June 22, 2008
PARIS, France ? Newport Harbor High product Misty May-Treanor and her partner, Kerri Walsh, won two matches Saturday to advance to today?s championship match of the Swatch Federation Internationale de Volleyball world tour beach volleyball event. May-Treanor and Walsh defeated fellow Americans Nicole Branaugh and Elaine Youngs, 21-18, 21-18, in the semifinals, after earning a 21-16, 21-18 quarterfinal triumph over former Newport Harbor standout April Ross and Jen Boss. May-Treanor and Walsh have now won 54 straight matches on the swatch tour, where they have also won 67 of their last 68. They will try to extend the winning streak today when they face Americans Tyra Turner and Rachel Wacholder in the title match.
June 7, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Misty May-Treanor, the former Newport Harbor High star, and her teammate Kerri Walsh continued their undefeated streak in this year’s Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Tour by winning the Hermosa Beach Open Saturday. The 2004 Olympic gold medalists have won all six tournaments they’ve entered this season and for the third week in a row, the top seeds defeated Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan. May-Treanor and Walsh beat the No. 3 seeds in the title match, 21-16, 21-14.
July 24, 2004
Misty May, a former Newport Harbor High volleyball star, will be playing in her final tuneup for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games today in the Hermosa Beach Open at the Hermosa Beach Pier. May, along with her partner, Kerri Walsh, will be in the quarterfinals, facing Carrie Busch and Nancy Mason. May and Walsh are the top seed. The main-draw action starts at 8 a.m. The championship match, which starts at 1:30 p.m. has the potential to provide a heavyweight-fight-type billing as May and Walsh, could most likely take on the No. 2 seed, which consists of Elaine Youngs and May's former teammate, Holly McPeak.
July 25, 2004
The Newport Beach Breakers snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the New York Sportimes at Harbor Island Stadium Saturday night in World Team Tennis action. The Breakers (8-5) took advantage of the Bryan brothers' presence, getting wins in the men's singles, mixed doubles and men's doubles sets. Bob Bryan started the night off for the Breakers in men's singles, beating Hermes Gamonal, 5-4 (2). Mike Bryan and Nana Miyagi played the mixed doubles third set, beating Gamonal and Bea Bielik, 5-4 (4)
July 24, 2006
CHICAGO ? Newport Harbor High product Misty May-Treanor and teammate Kerri Walsh won for the eighth time in 10 AVP beach tournaments this year by claiming the crown at the Chicago Open on Sunday. May-Treanor and Walsh defeated Rachel Wacholder and Elaine Youngs, products of Laguna Beach High and El Toro High, respectively, 21-14, 21-15, in the final. The win pushed Walsh over the $1 million mark in career earnings. Walsh has now won $1,001,908. May-Treanor, who surpassed the $1 million earlier this season, has now won $1,096,858.
August 16, 2003
Seeking their sixth title on the Association of Volleyball Professionals Tour this season, the top-seeded duo of Misty May and Kerri Walsh continued to shine on the beach Friday on the first day of the Huntington Beach Open, played on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Walsh, who celebrated her 25th birthday Friday, and May, a Newport Harbor High product, swept through Gracie Santana-Baeni and Paula Roca, 21-6, 21-13, in 32 minutes in the opening round and followed with a 21-17, 21-10 victory over Jennifer Meredith and Wendy Stammer to advance to the quarterfinals, where they will face the fourth-seeded team of Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson-Jordan.
March 5, 2011
Misty May-Treanor, the former Newport Harbor High star, and Kerri Walsh are reuniting as a team to make a run at a third straight Olympic gold medal in beach volleyball, according to a report by NBC Sports. May-Treanor met with Walsh for lunch in Manhattan Beach to let her know that she wanted to play this season, the report said. May-Treanor had said he was taking 2011 off last summer. "I'm extremely excited to partner with Kerri again, to go out and defend our Olympic gold medal and represent the United States," May-Treanor told NBC. "We feel very strongly that London will be a great Olympic Games.
April 3, 2012
Newport Beach resident Donald Sun has bought the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach tour and vowed to restore it to a schedule that included as many as 31 events in 2008, the Los Angeles Times has reported. Sun, 37, a graduate of University High in Irvine and UCLA, said he paid $2 million to buy the AVP from its former owner, and plans to shift its headquarters to Newport Beach. "I'm not a volleyball guru, but I understand the enthusiasm people have for volleyball," said Sun, a former executive at the Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Co., whose new title is managing partner and owner of the AOS Group.