Recent Beach Volleyball News
The beach at Siesta Key, voted one of the best beaches in Florida, hosted the third stop of the Corona Light Wide Open Volleyball Tournament this past weekend. Oakley is a major sponsor of the tournament, which is a grassroots event created in part with beach volleyball legend Karch Kiraly. Old school rules apply — think sideout play to 15, no antennas, on a 30×30 court.
Oakley’s Jen Kessy and April Ross, both wearing Radar, won their second straight title on the AVP tour by defeating Misty May and Nicole Branaghin in Virginia Beach, VA last Sunday. Kessy/Ross are 5-0 against May/ Branagh this season the season.
Oakley’s German champions Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler won the Smart Beach volleyball tour stop in Hamburg last weekend. The duo won the final, 19:21, 21:18, 20:18, against Laura Ludwig and Sara Goller. Holtwick and Semmler, with two wins in two events, lead the Smart Beach Tour.