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Posted on: Sunday, May 2, 2010

Beach volleyball: Rogers, Dalhausser win Santa Barbara Open


Associated Press

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Olympic beach volleyball champions Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser won the AVP Nivea Tour's Santa Barbara Open for the third straight time Sunday, beating Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal 21-13, 21-14.

Jenny Johnson Jordan and Annett Davis won the women's title after top-seeded Misty May-Treanor and Nicole Branagh were knocked out in the semifinals.

May-Treanor, the two-time Olympic gold medalist, and new partner Branagh lost to Dianne DeNeccochea and Brittany Hochevar 22-20, 15-21, 15-13 in the semifinals.

Johnson Jordan and Davis beat DeNeccochea and Hochevar 24-22, 21-16 in the final.