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Gibb & Ross headline American domestic winners

 
Olympians Lauren Fendrick (left) and April Ross win the American domestic stop Sunday at an AVP stop in the "Big Apple".
New York, N.Y., USA, June 11, 2017 - Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb won their first domestic event together and Olympian medalist April Ross earned her second this season as she teamed with Lauren Fendrick here Sunday to win the AVP Gold Series stop in the "Big Apple".

The victory was Ross' 29th career domestic tournament win, and her second with Lauren Fendrick. The pair won the 2015 Huntington Beach Open.  Gibb has now won 27 AVP Tour title with five different partners as he Crabb were playing in their second domestic together.

After Ross and Fendrick defeated Summer Ross (no relation to April) and Brooke Sweat 2-0 (24-22, 21-15) in the women's final, Gibb and Crapp posted a 2-0 (21-16, 25-23) win over Stafford Slick and Billy Allen in the men's title match.

Jake Gibb (left) and Taylor Crabb win the AVP men's New York title

The foreign pairing of Canadian Chaim Schalk and Brazil's Ricardo Santos tied for third in the men's competition.  Schalk and Santos, who had to win four qualifying matches Thursday to advance to the "money" rounds, are the first non-Americans to advance to an AVP semi-final since England's Gregg Weaver did in June of 2016 (with Avery Drost).


Ricardo Santos of Brazil wins on the AVP tour

Canadian Sarah Pavan placed 13th in the women's competition with Schalk's wife Lane Carico.  Pavan and Carico had to win three qualifying matches Thursday, including a 2-0 (21-17, 21-15) second-round victory over Spaniard Elsa Baquerizo and Brazilian Maria Clara Salgado.

Upcoming AVP 2017 events

June 22-25 Seattle
July 6-9 San Francisco
July 20-23 Hermosa Beach 
Aug. 17-20 Manhattan Beach
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Chicago

RESULTS

Women | AVP New York City Open | June 8-11
1. April Ross/Lauren Fendrick
2. Brooke Sweat/Summer Ross
3. Brittany Hochevar/Emily Day
3. Kimberly DiCello/Emily Stockman

Men | AVP New York City Open | June 8-11
1. Jake Gibb/Taylor Crabb
2. Billy Allen/Stafford Slick
3. Sean Rosenthal/Trevor Crabb
3. Chaim Schalk/Ricardo Santos

Women | AVP Austin Open | May 18-21
1. April Ross/Whitney Pavlik
2. Kimberly DiCello/Emily Stockman
3. Angela Bensend/Geena Urango
3. Amanda Dowdy/Irene Pollock
Men | AVP Austin Open | May 18-21
1. Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena
2. Sean Rosenthal/Trevor Crabb
3. Billy Allen/Stafford Slick
3. John Mayer/Jeremy Casebeer

Women | AVP Huntington Beach Open | May 4-7
1. Brittany Hochevar/Emily Day
2. Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen
3. April Ross/Whitney Pavlik
3. Lauren Fendrick/Lane Carico

Men | AVP Huntington Beach Open | May 4-7 
1. Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena
2. John Hyden/Ryan Doherty
3. Jake Gibb/Taylor Crabb
3. Casey Patterson/Theo Brunner




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