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Walsh Jennings ties for 3rd all-time with 122nd career victory


MASON, Ohio — Kerri Walsh Jennings, who is the women's career leader in professional beach volleyball wins, moved into a tie Sunday for third place in all-time overall victories.

Her win at the AVP Cincinnati Open with partner April Ross was Walsh Jennings' 122nd tournament title, tying her with Randy Stoklos and leaving her behind only Sinjin Smith (139 wins) and Karch Kiraly (148).

Walsh Jennings and Ross beat second-seeded Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat, 21-14, 21-15, in Sunday's tournament championship match. The duo has won all five tournaments on the AVP's 2014 schedule and moved to 26-0 in AVP matches this season. They have faced Fendrick and Sweat in all five tournament championship matches.

The men's title went to Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson for a second straight year. Seeded second, they swept sixth-seeded Nick Lucena and Ryan Doherty, 21-13, 23-21 in Sunday's final.

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