April Ross

Ross, Pavlik win AVP Austin Open

April Ross and Whitney Pavlik avenged their only loss in the final to win the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Austin Open on Sunday.

Ross, a Newport Harbor High product and Costa Mesa resident, teamed with Laguna Beach’s Pavlik, who played at UC Irvine, to defeat Kim DiCello and Emily Stockman 19-21, 21-16, 15-11 in a 60-minute title match on Sunday.

Ross and Pavlik, the No. 2 seeded team, split the $15,000 winner’s purse.

Ross and Pavlik lost 18-21, 21-11, 15-11 in the third round of the main draw to No. 3-seeded DiCello and Stockman to drop into the contenders’ bracket.

Ross and Pavlik defeated Jennifer Fopma and Kelly Reeves 21-18, 19-21, 15-8 to earn a trip...