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Walsh Jennings, Ross capture title at AVP Cincinnati Open

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April Ross sets up Kerri Walsh Jennings (Photo: AVP - Kohjiro Kinno) April Ross sets up Kerri Walsh Jennings (Photo: AVP - Kohjiro Kinno)
MASON, OH (FOX19) -

The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour concluded the three-day AVP Cincinnati Open as champions were crowned at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason on Sunday.

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross - a 2012 Olympic silver medalist - extended their perfect season, winning their fifth championship at the AVP Cincinnati Open.

Walsh Jennings and Ross improved their match record to 26-0 in 2014.

Top seeded Walsh Jennings and Ross topped seconded-seeded Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat - their opponent in all four previous finals this season - 21-14, 21-15.  

The victory was the third individually in Ohio for both Walsh Jennings and Ross, and their first in the state as teammates.

Walsh Jennings is the winningest female player in beach volleyball history with 122 tournament victories worldwide, trying her with Randy Stoklos for third all-time regardless of gender.

On the men's side, second-seeded Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson captured their second straight AVP Cincinnati Open and their second AVP title in the last three tournaments with a 21-13, 32-21 victory over sixth-seeded Nick Lucena and Ryan Doherty in Sunday's final.

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