Olympic Gold Medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers
Win their 5th Straight Hermosa Beach Open
The AVP Tour came through Hermosa Beach July 16-18th and
Olymic champs Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers continued to
flex their muscle and show they are still the team to beat on the
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP NIVEA Tour
Hermosa Beach Open Presented by Bud Light Lime on Sunday,
becoming the first team – men’s or women’s – to win the event
in five consecutive years.
Dalhausser and Rogers, the top-seeded men’s team, beat 13th-seeded
John Mayer and Matt Prosser, 21-14, 21-11, in Sunday’s final. They
lost just one game in five matches throughout the weekend.
Their victory was their 54th open win together, moving them into third
place all time, ahead of current AVP Commissioner Mike Dodd and
“It’s pretty cool considering only one other team has won five
in a row (at the same location),” Rogers said, referring to
Mike O’Bright and Mike O’Hara’s five straight Manhattan Beach
wins from 1960-64. “It’s pretty special.”
Mayer and Prosser were the lowest-seeded men’s team to make
a final this season.
“I would definitely say I was happy to be there. It wasn’t in the plans
as the 13th seed to be in the final,” Mayer said. “But at the same time,
when you get there, I planned on winning. But they make it tough on you.
I’m bummed now, but when I look back on it, I’ll realize it was a
heck of a weekend.”
Dalhausser and Rogers continue to be a step above the others teams
on the tour and some experts think that the only competition they
have is in internation play and teams overseas.
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The AVP tour limits the number of international teams which can
compete so that may not be coming any time soon and until then
other teams will need to step up their game in order to be these
two volleyball “super heros”.
The AVP Tour continues in Long Beach July 23rd and 24th
with the top 16 teams in the mens and womens division
playing a 2 day tournament.
Check out more AVP photos and coverage from the
2010 AVP Hermosa Beach Open on the SoCal Beaches
Magazine website at www.socalbeachmag.net
Check out the 2010 AVP Tour and schedule at
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