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Lauren Fendrick, Brooke Sweat figuring out how to win at second place
Lauren Fendrick, Brooke Sweat figuring out how to win at second place

Lauren Fendrick found out how big a star Kerri Walsh Jennings is in beach volleyball the hard way last year. Fendrick was in the semifinals of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Championships at Huntington Beach, rolling, close to finishing off an upset. She rose up to the net and blocked Walsh Jennings, underdog shoving favorite back into the sand. The first thing Fendrick heard was a little girl crying. The next was a man booing. Exactly three people cheered for her — husband, Mom, and Mom's friend. Walsh Jennings is the star of this tour, without a real close second. With partner April Ross, her team can sweep the AVP season on Sunday with their seventh-consecutive...

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