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April Ross, Alix Klineman continue to roll with Manhattan Beach Open win

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The A-Team continues to win.

After winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this month, April Ross and Alix Klineman are champions in the AVP once more. The partners won the Manhattan Beach Open on Sunday, defeating Eily Day and Betsi Flint in straight sets.

Ross and Klineman went 4-0 in the tournament. Ross is now a four-time Manhattan Beach champion, having also won it in 2014, 2015 and 2018.

Following the win, the two admitted they were still recovering from the Olympics.

“We were really exhausted,” Ross told VolleyballMag. “It hit me harder in the finals how special this is so, ‘Let’s see how we do.’

“The adrenaline went from 10 to 100.”

“Honestly, I’m not sure what my expectations for this week were,” Klineman said. “It’s been such a roller coaster winning gold in Tokyo, and we didn’t feel super sharp coming into this weekend. The crowd was amazing, and we took it point by point and it feels amazing to get our names on the pier again.”