Dalhausser/Rogers Win at AVP Crocs Slam Bud Light Hermosa Beach Open presented by Virgin America
Win marks record fourth consecutive Hermosa Beach title
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (August 9, 2009) – Olympic gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won their unprecedented fourth consecutive AVP Crocs Slam Bud Light Hermosa Beach Open presented by Virgin America Sunday.
Top-seeded Dalhausser and Rogers beat second-seeded John Hyden and Sean Scott, 18-21, 21-15, 15-9, in the final.
Down 7-6 in the third and deciding game, Dalhausser and Rogers went on a 5-0 run to get ahead for good.
Although they’ve now won five of the season’s 10 events, it’s been a relatively mediocre season for the duo, who won 11 of 15 AVP events and an Olympic gold medal last year. They hadn’t won on the AVP Crocs Tour since May.
“What feels even better (than winning four straight) is getting back on the podium,” Dalhausser said.
Dalhausser/Rogers beat sixth-seeded Brad Keenan and Nick Lucena to make the final, and Hyden/Scott beat third-seeded Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal.
See below for more flash quotes on their win and Rogers playing with Shaquille O’Neal against two-time gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Sunday for a taping of “Shaq Vs.”
For more information on the AVP Crocs Tour, please visit www.avp.com.
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 2009 and features more than 150 of the top men and women competitors in the sport. AVP athletes won both the women’s and men’s gold medals at the 2008 Games in Beijing, marking the first gold medal sweep by a single country in the history of Olympic Beach Volleyball. AVP is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. For more information, please visit www.avp.com.
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