Ryan Doherty and John Hyden notch second-round upset at Huntingon Beach Open
Phil Dalhousser, right, and Maddison McKibbin battle for a tip during the opening round of the Huntington Beach Open. Dalhausser and teammate Nick Lucena defeated the McKibbin brothers.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Riley McKibben digs the ball during a match with brother Maddison McKibben against Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucen in the first round Friday.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Phil Dalhausser spikes the ball past Maddison McKibbin during their first-round match Friday.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A crowd on the pier watches as Kelly Reeves, right, backs up her partner Jennifer Fopma, at net in black, try to block a shot by Xi Zhang on Friday.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Kelly Reeves has her spike blocked by Whitney Pavlik during a first-round match at the Huntington Beach Open on Friday.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Whitney Pavlik, left, and partner April Ross, celebrate after defeating Kelly Reeves and Jennifer Fopma (not pictured) during a second-round match Friday at the Huntington Beach Open.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Spectators gather above and below the pier during opening round of the AVP Huntington Beach Open on Friday.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Ty Loomis, left, celebrates a point with teammate Ty Tramblie during their first-round match against Mark Burik and Avery Drost, who ended up taking the victory.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Ed Ratledge serves during a match Friday at the AVP Huntington Beach Open.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Ed Ratledge rests on the sand during a break in his opening-round match on Friday.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Spectators on the Huntington Beach Pier watch the AVP tournament action on Friday.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Eric Zaun battles Theo Brunner, left, at the net during the opening round at the Huntington Beach Open. Brunner and partner Casey Patterson advanced with a win.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Ryan Doherty and John Hyden upset second-seeded Theo Brunner and Casey Patterson in the second round of the Huntington Beach Open on Friday.
The seventh-seeded team of Doherty and Hyden notched a 21-17, 21-18 victory in 40 minutes to advance to the third round against third-seeded Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, who also picked up a pair of wins without dropping a game.
In the women’s main draw, sixth-seeded Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen escaped with a three-set victory in the opening round before upending third-seeded Angela Bensend and Geena Urango, 21-15, 21-14.
Flint and Larsen needed 56 minutes in the first round to advance past Karolina Marciniak and Kendra VanZwieten, 20-22, 21-19, 15-13.
The top-seeded men’s team of Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb advanced to the third round with a 19-21, 21-17, 15-12 victory in 72 minutes over Mark Burik and Avery Drost.
Crabb and Gibb will play fifth-seeded Billy Allen and Stafford Slick, who also needed more than an hour of court time to defeat fourth-seeded Trevor Crabb and Sean Rosenthal, 21-17, 19-21, 15-13, in the second round.
The top-seeded women’s team of Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar advanced to the third round without dropping game. They defeated Caitlyn Ledoux and Heather McGuire, 22-20, 22-20, in a second-round match. Day and Hochevar will face fourth-seeded Lane Carico and Lauren Fendrick in the third round.
Second-seeded Whitney Pavlik and April Ross will play Flint and Larsen in the third round. Pavlik and Ross did not drop a game Friday, dispatching seventh-seeded Jen Fopma and Kelly Reeves, 21-14, 21-14, in the second round.
The tournament continues with elimination matches at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the final match of the day set for 4:50 p.m.
The Huntington Beach Open concludes Sunday with semifinals in the morning and the championship matches in the afternoon.
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