BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Top seeds Jennifer Kessy and April Ross advanced Saturday to the semifinals at the AVP Nivea Belmar Open by beating Brooke Hanson and Lisa Rutledge.
Kessy and Ross are seeking their third straight tournament victory.
They will meet Rachel Scott and Elaine Youngs, who rallied to beat defending Belmar Open champions Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan. Also advancing were the teams of Nicole Branagh and Misty May-Treanor and Angie Akers and Tyra Turner.
In the men’s division, the top-seeded team of Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser — who won the Olympic Gold medal in 2008 — moved into the semifinals by winning three matches. If they win the title on Sunday, it would be there third tournament win this year.
Also advancing to the semifinals were the teams of John Hyden and Sean Scott, Will Strickland and Aaron Wachtfogel, and Casey Patterson and Kevin Wong.
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