Women’s Manhattan Beach Open 2016

Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar defeat Lane Carico and Summer Ross in finals
By Albert Roman, Epoch Times
July 19, 2016 Updated: May 4, 2018    

Manhattan Beach, Calif.—A total of 68 men’s and 60 women’s teams vied for the championship title of the 57th Manhattan Beach Open July 14-17. Sixth-seeded Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar upset top-seeded Lane Carico and Summer Ross 21-16, 19-21, 19-17, while top-seeded Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson overcame a first-set loss to defeat third-seeded Tri Bourne and John Hyden 17-21, 21-18, 16-14. 

Winning teams from both the men’s and women’s divisions took home $20,000, and the total purse for the tournament was $200,000.

From the women’s division, it was clear that a local would win the finals. Carico is a native from Manhattan Beach and attended Mira Costa High School, and Day, on the contending team, attended West High School in Torrance. Both had enthusiastic supporters. 

Although Day and Hochevar failed to qualify for the Olympic Games next month in Brazil, this eighth and final tournament for the 2017 AVP tour ended on a positive note with a win at the iconic Manhattan Beach Open. 

Summer Ross serves in Sunday's semifinals alongside partner Lane Carico as they challenged Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat. The Carico/Ross duo were victorious but were upset by sixth seed Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar in the finals. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)
Summer Ross serves in Sunday’s semifinals alongside partner Lane Carico as they challenged Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat. The Carico/Ross duo were victorious but were upset by sixth-seeded Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar in the finals. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)

 

 

Brooke Sweet attempts a spike through Summer Ross's block during the semifinals of the Women's Manhattan Beach Open Sunday, July 17. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times).
Lane Carico spikes around Lauren Fendrick’s block during the semifinals of the Women’s Manhattan Beach Open July 17, 2016. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times).

 

 

The first seeded team of Lane Carico and Summer Ross during a time-out of the semifinals against Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)
The top-seeded team of Lane Carico and Summer Ross during a time-out of the semifinals against Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat July 17, 2016. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)

 

 

Brooke Sweet attempts a spike through Summer Ross's block during the semifinals of the Women's Manhattan Beach Open Sunday, July 17, 2016. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)
Brooke Sweet attempts a spike through Summer Ross’s block during the semifinals of the Women’s Manhattan Beach Open July 17, 2016. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)

 

Emily Day attempts to hit over Kim DiCello's block during a semifinal match at the Women's Manhattan Beach Open on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Second-seeded Kim DiCello and Kendra VanZwieten were upset by sixth-seeded Day and Hochevar, who proceeded to the finals and were victorious. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)
Emily Day attempts to hit over Kim DiCello’s block during a semifinal match at the Women’s Manhattan Beach Open on July 17, 2016. Second-seeded Kim DiCello and Kendra VanZwieten were upset by sixth-seeded Day and Hochevar, who proceeded to the finals and were victorious. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)

 

Cloud cover burned off by mid-morning Sunday, July 17 as surfers and spectators enjoyed the outdoors, and professional volleyball players competed in the 57th AVP Manhattan Beach Open. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times
Cloud cover burned off by mid-morning Sunday, July 17 as surfers and spectators enjoyed the outdoors, and professional volleyball players competed in the 57th Manhattan Beach Open. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)

Sunbathers and surfers enjoy the warm weather in Manhattan Beach July 17, 2016. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)
Sunbathers and surfers enjoy the warm weather in Manhattan Beach July 17, 2016. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)

 

A surfer lightly walks his longboard and hangs five on the south side of Manhattan Beach Pier July 17, 2016 (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)
A surfer lightly walks his longboard and hangs five on the south side of Manhattan Beach Pier July 17, 2016 (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)

 

Cloud cover burned off by mid-morning Sunday, July 17 as surfers and spectators enjoyed the outdoors, and professional volleyball players competed in the 57th AVP Manhattan Beach Open. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times
A young surfer enjoys the waves on the north side of Manhattan Beach Pier July 17, 2016 . (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)

 

A surfer walks his board while riding a wave July 17, 2016. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)
A surfer walks his board while riding a wave July 17, 2016. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)