Walsh Jennings ties record for beach tourney wins in the U.S.

Stanford graduate and three-time U.S. Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings tied the women's beach volleyball record for tournament victories in the United States as she teamed with April Ross to win the AVP Milwaukee Open on Sunday.

The triumph was the 69th for Walsh Jennings, tying her with former partner Misty May Treanor. Walsh Jennings and Ross have won three AVP Tour titles and eight worldwide titles since joining forces in September.

Walsh Jennings also has 118 career titles for tournaments worldwide, an ongoing record.

On Sunday, they posted a 15-21, 21-16, 15-13 win over Brooke Sweat and Laurent Fendrick in the title match.


Former Stanford standout Brian Ragira had a solo homer in the second and an RBI single during a four-run sixth inning to help the San Jose Giants defeat the Stockton Ports in a California League game on Sunday at San Jose Municipal Stadium.


Stanford grad Josh Huestis had six points for the Oklahoma Thunder during am 84-73 loss to Philadelphia at the Orlando NBA Pro Summer League. Huestis was selected by Thunder with the 29th overall pick in the NBA Draft last month.


USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association, announced it has awarded East Palo Alto Tennis And Tutoring a $15,000 grant. During its 2014 spring funding cycle, USTA Serves awarded 46 community tennis and education organizations more than $429,000 in grants.

Youth Tennis Advantage is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving underprivileged youth in Bay Area inner-city communities through a comprehensive program of tennis, academic tutoring and life-skills.

The bi-annual grant process, a national initiative of USTA Serves, was established to award organizations that provide disadvantaged, at-risk children the opportunity to learn to play tennis and improve their academic skills in a structured format, and to help combat childhood obesity by promoting healthy lifestyles.


Soumya Kannan, a 2012 Gunn High grad, was one of seven Caltech women's water polo players honored as a SCIAC Scholar Athlete this spring. Athletes are selected for their outstanding academic and athletic achievements. Kannan is majoring in Bioengineering at Caltech and was named Offensive MVP for the water polo team this past season after scoring 25 goals.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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