Germany's Ludwig, Walkenhorst win FIVB Puerto Vallarta Open

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst won the season-opening FIVB Puerto Vallarta Open on Sunday, beating Brazil's Eduarda Lisboa and Elize Maia 21-18, 21-16.

Ludwig and Walkenhorst have combined for three FIVB international titles.

Americans Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser beat the Netherlands' Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen 21-12, 21-18 in the men's final. In eight FIVB international events as a team Lucena and Dalhausser have two titles and three runner-up finishes. Dalhausser has 31 career victories.

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