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...