Kessy and Day win AVP Tour's New York City Open
NEW YORK (AP) Jen Kessy and Emily Day won the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour's New York City Open on Sunday and Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson took the men's title.
The second-seeded Kessy and Day, playing together for only the second time on the tour, topped fourth-seeded Nicole Branagh and Jenny Kropp 24-22, 19-21, 23-21. Kessy has 15 tour titles, and Day two.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings withdrew before the tournament because of a right shoulder injury. Partner April Ross teamed with Jen Fopma to finish fifth in the event.
The top-seeded Gibb and Patterson won their fifth straight AVP title, beating second-seeded Ryan Doherty and John Mayer 19-21, 21-15, 15-12.
The event on Hudson River Park's Piers 26/25 was the first in Manhattan.