AT AVP CROCS SLAM SAN DIEGO
Turner/Wacholder won the women’s final,
Turner’s first-ever tournament title
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 3, 2008 – Sixth-seeded Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings successfully defended their AVP Crocs Slam San Diego title Sunday, beating No. 1 seed Nick Lucena and Sean Scott, 19-21, 21-17, 15-11.
“If I find out, I will call you, let you know, bottle it up and sell it,” said Fuerbringer on the secret to winning in San Diego, a feat he’s now done twice; the first time was in 2005, the last time the Tour came through. “It’s just great.”
To get to the final, Fuerbringer/Jennings beat 15th-seeded Cinderella story Russ Marchewka and Mike Placek. The San Diego champions rallied from a 8-1 deficit to win the first game 24-22 and take the second, 21-15.
For the women, Tyra Turner won her first-ever AVP Crocs Tour event when she and partner Rachel Wacholder (seeded fifth) beat second-seeded Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan, 21-16, 19-21, 15-10.
“Woohoo! I’m going to Sea World!” Turner said. “I am! Tonight, I have tickets. No, it feels great. Every victory gives you a lot of confidence. I think, for us, it was something we were missing. So, to take a victory is wonderful.”
Tied 4-4 in the third and deciding game, Turner/Wacholder went on a four-point run to get ahead for good.
Turner/Wacholder made the final after upsetting No. 1-seeded Jennifer Boss and April Ross, 21-18, 15-21, 15-12, in the semifinals Sunday.
“To have our top four teams en route to the Olympic Games and have such scintillating finals back here in San Diego is a great sign for our Tour,” said Leonard Armato, AVP CEO and commissioner, of the three-game finals. “This type of parity is an exciting sign for not only now, but the future as well.”
A special Thanks to the AVP Sponsors especially Crocs, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Banana Boat Sunscreen and suntan lotion “The BEST”,
Naked Juice and of course the DrinkRealWater.com people for keeping us
Racheal Wacholder and Tyra Turner celebrate their first team victory
in San Diego August 3rd 2008 at Mariners Point
About AVP, Inc.
AVP, Inc. is a leading lifestyle sports entertainment company focused on the production, marketing and distribution of professional beach volleyball events worldwide. One of the fastest growing entities in the sports world, the AVP operates two of the industry’s most prominent national outdoor touring series, the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (1983) and the AVP Hot Winter Nights Indoor Tour (launched in 2008). The AVP is set to stage more than 35 events throughout the United States in 2008 and features more than 150 of the top men and women competitors in the sport. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, AVP athletes representing the United States won gold and bronze. The medals were the first won by the U.S. women in professional beach volleyball, and the 2007 World Champions in each gender are AVP athletes. AVP is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., and the company’s stock trades under the symbol AVPI on the OTC Bulletin Board. For more information, please visit www.avp.com
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