That’s a wrap on the 2023 AVP season after both top seeds won tournament titles Sunday at Laguna Beach, California.
Corinne Quiggle and Sarah Schermerhorn-Murphy, fondly referred to as “Quigglehorn” beat second-seeded Brook Bauer and Megan J. Rice, 21-17, 19-21, 15-12 in Sunday’s women’s final of the AVP Tour Series Laguna Beach Open.
Top-seeded Seain Cook and Cody Caldwell beat seventh-seeded Caleb Kwekel and Jake Urrutia, 21-16, 23-21 in the men’s final. Cook and Caldwell won the AVP’s Tour Series event in Waupaca, Wisconsin, this July and reached the semifinals in the Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open. Caldwell also made the semis of the Pro Series events in Miami and New Orleans while teaming with Chase Frishman.
As the AVP noted, “Billed as the world’s longest running beach volleyball tournament, the Laguna Beach Open began in 1955 on Main Beach in Laguna Beach and has been held continuously since the early days of beach volleyball.”
The Laguna Beach Open featured an open qualifier Friday before a 16-team modified pool play and then a single-elimination bracket.
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