Ross, Fopma win AVP Kingston Seattle Open
SEATTLE (AP) Top-seeded April Ross and Jennifer Fopma won the AVP Kingston Seattle Open on Sunday, beating third-seeded Summer Ross and Lane Carico 21-18, 15-21, 15-13.
Ross won for the ninth time in the last 10 AVP tournaments. She won the first eight with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, who is sidelined by a shoulder injury.
Misty May-Treanor, who won three Olympic gold medals alongside Walsh Jennings, teamed with Brittany Hochevar to tie for third. They lost to Ross and Carico in the emifinals.
In the men's final, fourth-seeded Ryan Doherty and John Mayer beat second-seeded Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena 20-22, 21-17, 15-13. It was the first AVP tournament victory for Doherty, a 7-foot-1 former minor-league pitcher who won 13 games in the Arizona Diamondbacks' system from 2005-07.