May 14, 2007

Rogers Wins Again, This Time in Arizona

May 14, 2007

Glendale, Ariz. - Former UCSB volleyball player and coach Todd Rogers and beach cohort Phil Dalhausser picked up their third title of the AVP season Sunday, defeating Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal 2-1 at the Glendale Open.

In 100-plus degree weather, Rogers and Dalhausser won the final by scores of 21-17, 15-21, and 15-9.

The duo has been victorious in three of four AVP Tour stops, also taking the crowns in Miami and Dallas. They finished third at the Huntington Beach Open.

The top seed in Glendale, Rogers and Dalhausser dispatched Matt Olson and Jason Ring, 25-23 and 21-16, in the semis to reach the final match. In earlier rounds, the tandem defeated John Mayer and Matt Prosser (21-14, 21-19), Olson and Ring (21-16, 21-17), and Aaron Wachtfogel and Kevin Wong (21-18, 21-16).

For Gibb and Rosenthal, it was the fourth consecutive time they advanced to the finals and finished as the runner-up team.

On the women's side, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh topped Rachel Wacholder and Tyra Turner 2-1 in the finals. It was May-Treanor's 72nd title, tying her with Holly McPeak for the most by any woman.

Next up is the Hermosa Beach Open May 18-20. Rogers and Dalhausser won the event in 2006.

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