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Beach volleyball athletes flocked to the 2013 Manhattan Beach Open, part of the AVP Tour. The tournament winners were Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennnings on the men's side and Whitney Pavlik and Kerri Walsh Jennnings for the women.
There was also a "Legends" match that included Mike Dodd, Tim Hovland, Eric Fonoimoana and Sinjin Smith.
Fuerbringer (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Jennings (Las Vegas, Nev.), seeded fifth in the tournament, upset top seeds Phil Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Sean Rosenthal(Redondo Beach, Calif.) in the men’s final, 21-18, 21-23, 15-12 in an epic 1 hour, 26 minute battle that brought a fitting end to this year’s Manhattan Beach Open, part of the 2013 AVP Tour.
Family moments along the Manhattan Beach Pier have included some instructional bits and sweet humility when Casey Jennings and his wife, Kerri Walsh Jennings, walked with their two young sons.
The boys found plenty of plaques commemorating Manhattan Beach wins in their hometown by "Mommy." They had a question for their father: "Daddy, where's yours?"