Aug. 27, 2007
NEW YORK, New York - Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser claimed their fourth-straight AVP victory Saturday as they defeated Aaron Wachtfogel and Scott Wong in the finals of the Brooklyn Open at Coney Island.
In a tightly-contested final, top-seeded Rogers and Dalhausser came out on top by scores of 23-21 and 24-22 to win their ninth title this season. It was the first appearance in a final match for Wachtfogel and Wong, the 11th seed.
Errors proved costly for Wachtfogel and Wong, who committed 11 attack errors to seven by Rogers and Dalhausser. They also had nine service errors while Rogers and Dalhausser missed just twice.
Rogers played at less than 100 percent as he injured his back lifting a bag of balls last week. A former assistant coach at UCSB, Rogers recruited both Wachtfogel and Wong to play for the Gauchos. Wachtfogel ultimately attended Pacific, while Wong opted for Pepperdine.
With their ninth win, Rogers and Dalhausser eclipsed their total of eight titles in 2006.
The final AVP team event of the 2007 season is the Cincinnati Open Aug. 30 through Sept. 2.