Phil Dalhausser

Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar capture second straight Manhattan Beach Open title

Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar capture second straight Manhattan Beach Open title

Any fan of the Southern California lifestyle knows Manhattan Beach has it all: surf, sun and sand.

The weekend added something else to the mix — world-class beach volleyball.

The 58th AVP Manhattan Beach Open wrapped up Sunday afternoon, with Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar beating Nicole Branagh and Brandie Wilkerson 21-18, 21-18 to defend their women’s title. Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena won the men’s title with a 23-25, 21-18, 15-10 victory over Trevor Crabb and Seth Rosenthal.

In a women’s semifinal, Branagh and Wilkerson defeated Olympian April Ross and Lauren Fendrick 16-21,21-19,15-10. Branagh and Wilkerson, who were playing in their first tournament together...

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