Huntington Beach volleyball tournament
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AVP at Huntington Beach

Angie Akers, right, goes up to try to block Ashley Ivy in a second-round match Friday at the AVP Crocs Tour tournament at Huntington Beach. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Nicole Branagh can’t quite get a handle on the ball during her second-round match at the AVP CROCS Tour volleyball tournament Friday at Huntington Beach. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Kerri Walsh soars above the net in a block attempt against Carrie Dodd during a match Friday at the AVP CROCS Tour tournament at Huntington Beach. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Misty May-Treanor digs out the ball during third-round of play at the AVP CROCS Tour volleyball tournament Friday at Huntington Beach. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Cathy and Brian Stevens enjoy their courtside seats in the private suites at the AVP CROCS Tour volleyball tournament Friday at Huntington Beach. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Holly McPeak, making her final stop in Huntington Beach in her last season before retiring, digs out a ball during a second-round match Friday in the AVP CROCS Tour volleyball tournament. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Giant posters hanging on the bleachers dwarf pedestrians at the AVP CROCS Tour volleyball tournament Friday at Huntington Beach. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Kerri Walsh goes up for the block against the team of Paula Roca and Stacey Rouwenhorst in the second round of play Friday at the AVP Crocs Tour volleyball tournament at Huntington Beach. Walsh is teamed with Misty-May Treanor. The are the No. 1-seeded pair. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Misty May-Treanor serves against Paula Roca and Stacey Rouwenhorst at the AVP Crocs Tour tournament Friday. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Misty May-Treanor greets fans after the second round of play Friday at the Huntington Beach tournament. She and teammate Kerri Walsh have won 22 of their last 25 AVP events and are 53-7 overall. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Misty May-Treanor prepares to serve against Paula Roca and Stacey Rouwenhorst in Huntington Beach. May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh won at Miami and Dallas, the tour’s first stops this season. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Kerri Walsh, pictured, along with teammate Misty May-Treanor, are 2004 Olympic gold medalists who have already qualified for this summer’s Beijing Games. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh greet fans and sign autographs at courtside during the second round of play at the AVP Crocs tournament Friday. The main event will conclude Saturday with the men’s and women’s finals on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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