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June 11, 2007
ATLANTA ? It was a case of some déjà vu for locals Misty May-Treanor and Jake Gibb Sunday. Top seed May-Treanor (Newport Harbor High) and Kerri Walsh continued their domination of the Assn. of Volleyball Professional Crocs Tour, winning the women's title at the Atlanta Open. It was their seventh consecutive title of the year. The defeated second seeds Tyra Turner and Rachel Wacholder 21-9, 21-15 in the final. With the win, May-Treanor, the winningest female beach volleyball player of al time, registered 76th title.
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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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July 10, 2006
ATLANTA ? Costa Mesa resident Mike Lambert teamed with Stein Metzger to win the AVP Atlanta Open beach volleyball tournament on Sunday. Lambert and Metzger, the No. 2 seed, defeated No. 6-seeded Dax Holdren and Sean Scott, 21-17, 18-21, 15-13, in the final. Lambert and Metzger are the only men's team to finish in the top four of all eight AVP events this season. In the women's final, top-seeded Misty May-Treaner, a Newport Harbor High product, and partner Kerri Walsh were upset by No. 2-seeded Elaine Youngs and Rachel Wacholder, 21-16, 19-21, 15-12.
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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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August 8, 2006
Newport Harbor High product Misty May-Treanor and beach volleyball partner Kerri Walsh were defeated in the quarterfinals of the A1 Grand Slam tournament completed Saturday in Klagenfurt, Austria. May-Treanor and Walsh were defeated by eventual champions Tian Jia and Wang Jie from China, 21-19, 22-20, to settle for a share of fifth place. The Chinese duo defeated top-seeded Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca of Brazil, 20-22, 21-16, 15-11, in the title match. In the men's bracket of the same Federation Internationale de Volleyball tournament, Costa Mesa resident Mike Lambert, playing with Stein Metzger, shared fifth place.
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June 24, 2007
PARIS — Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh had no problem defeating 2000 Olympic champions Tamsin Barnett and Natalie Cook Saturday, blowing past the pair 21-15, 21-15 in the Federation Internationale de Volleyball's Henkel Grand Chelem Saturday. The 2004 Olympic gold medalists then moved on to defeat American Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tourmates Tyra Turner and Rachel Wacholder 21-16, 21-12 to advance to the women's final today. May-Treanor, a Newport Harbor product, and Walsh, will play Jia Tian and Jie Wang of China today for the gold medal and the $43,000 first-place prize.
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September 18, 2006
LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — Newport Harbor High product Misty May-Treanor and her partner, Kerri Walsh, complete a uniquely successful season on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour Sunday by winning the final of the Lake Tahoe Best of the Beach event. May-Treanor and Walsh defeated Rachel Wacholder and Jennifer Boss, 21-14, 21-15, in the final to record their seventh straight AVP team tournament crown. It was also the 13th triumph in 15 team AVP tournaments this season, setting an AVP single-season record.
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July 14, 2007
BERLIN — With another week off before the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour returns to Long Beach, reigning Olympic and world champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are keeping pace by playing the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball's Smart Grand Slam this week. Top-seeded May-Treanor and Walsh advanced to their seventh straight women's international final four Friday, while No. 3 Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers finished as the top team in their group for men's pool play action in the Smart Grand Slam.
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By Soraya Nadia McDonald | April 11, 2008
As the Assn. of Professionals Volleyball tour kicks off in Miami this weekend, it also marks the start of Olympic Watch 2008 for beach volleyball fans. Two men’s teams angling for coveted spots on the U.S. Olympic beach volleyball team include Costa Mesa residents. The top two men’s and women’s teams will compete at the Beijing Olympics in August. Jake Gibb of Costa Mesa and his partner, Sean Rosenthal, are second in the points qualifying race, while Mike Lambert, also of Costa Mesa, and Stein Metzger are trailing in third.
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SPORTS
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 Matt Szabo | August 12, 2007
MANHATTAN BEACH — Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb knows how important it is to stay in the winner's bracket. "It's big, you know, especially with all the international travel we're doing right now," Gibb said. "Any time you can cut out a few games it's huge." Gibb and partner Sean Rosenthal did just that Saturday at the Manhattan Beach Open. While most of the other top-seeded men's teams in the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' most prestigious event were losing, the No. 2-seeded Gibb and Rosenthal won a pair of matches.
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August 11, 2007
MANHATTAN BEACH — Top-seeded Misty May-Treanor and fifth-seeded April Ross will meet today at the Manhattan Beach Open, the last Southern California stop on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour. The pair of Newport Harbor High graduates, who will face off in the winner's bracket fourth round this morning, breezed through the early rounds with their partners Friday at the Manhattan Beach pier without dropping a game. Two locals will also face each other in the men's winner's bracket third round, with seventh-seeded Estancia High product Matt Fuerbringer and partner Casey Jennings facing No. 2-seeded Jake Gibb, a Costa Mesa resident, and partner Sean Rosenthal.
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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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July 19, 2007
Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal are the No. 1 men's seed in the Assn. of Volleyball Professional's Long Beach Open this weekend, and now would make a good a time as any for the Costa Mesa resident and his partner to do well. That's because the Long Beach Open marks beach volleyball's debut on NBC this summer. The network will air the women's final Saturday, July 21 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. PDT and will show the men's final Sunday, July 22 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. PDT. NBC will broadcast footage from five AVP events through the rest of the season, including Chicago, Manhattan Beach, Boston, and Brooklyn.
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July 14, 2007
BERLIN — With another week off before the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour returns to Long Beach, reigning Olympic and world champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are keeping pace by playing the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball's Smart Grand Slam this week. Top-seeded May-Treanor and Walsh advanced to their seventh straight women's international final four Friday, while No. 3 Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers finished as the top team in their group for men's pool play action in the Smart Grand Slam.
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July 7, 2007
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — For the first time since the start of the season, there's a new top women's seed on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour. Tyra Turner and Rachel Wacholder are occupying the No. 1 spot at the Seaside Heights Open. Newport Harbor product Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, who have claimed the top seed at every AVP event this season, are playing in a Fédération Internationale de Volleyball event in Montreal this weekend. May-Treanor and Walsh have dominated the tour, winning every tournament aside from the season-opener in Miami.
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By Soraya Nadia McDonald | June 30, 2007
April Ross and Misty May-Treanor, who both attended Newport Harbor High, have advanced to today's semifinal matches in the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball's Conoco/Phillips Grand Slam in Stavanger, Norway. Top-seeded May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh, the defending world and Olympic champions, will play third-seeded Tian Jia and Wang Jie of China today on Vaagen Harbor. May-Treanor and Walsh defeated Tian and Wang 21-15, 21-12 last week in Paris to win the Henkel Grand Chelem.
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June 24, 2007
PARIS — Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh had no problem defeating 2000 Olympic champions Tamsin Barnett and Natalie Cook Saturday, blowing past the pair 21-15, 21-15 in the Federation Internationale de Volleyball's Henkel Grand Chelem Saturday. The 2004 Olympic gold medalists then moved on to defeat American Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tourmates Tyra Turner and Rachel Wacholder 21-16, 21-12 to advance to the women's final today. May-Treanor, a Newport Harbor product, and Walsh, will play Jia Tian and Jie Wang of China today for the gold medal and the $43,000 first-place prize.
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