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Volleyball stars April Ross, Phil Dalhausser add to Manhattan Beach victories

Volleyball stars April Ross, Phil Dalhausser add to Manhattan Beach victories

New year, different partners, same result for volleyball stars April Ross and Phil Dalhausser: AVP Manhattan Beach Open champions. Dalhausser and Nick Lucena dominated the men's bracket from Friday to Sunday, winning all of their matches without dropping a set. In the title game, they beat fourth-seeded Tri Bourne and John Hyden, 21-19, 21-17. "It's one of the best tournaments you can win," Lucena said. "Any tournament you win is great, but to be up there with a lot of the best players in the world, I'm thankful. It's awesome." It was Dalhausser's fifth Manhattan Beach Open victory (he won in 2014 with Sean Rosenthal), and the first for...

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