May 22, 2016

MASON, Ohio (AP) Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won the FIVB Cincinnati Open on Saturday, beating China's Chen Xue and Xinyi Xia 20-22, 21-14 and 18-16.

''They served lights-out and we gave up too many points, so we fought back,'' Walsh Jenning said. ''We got some mojo at the end of the first set and carried that into set 2. April served like the first 10 points it felt like. And then we just kept riding momentum. Game 3 was back and forth. We took the lead and gave it up a little, but we just stuck together.

''That's what this sport is all about, that's what sports, that's what life is all about. It's really fun to go to battle with April and I have faith in her regardless of the situation.''

In the men's final, Brazil's Gustavo Carvalhaes and Saymon Barbosa beat Canada's Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter 22-20, 21-8.

''It's our first final and the first gold medal and we are very happy,'' Carvalhaes said. ''I don't know what is happening yet.''

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