Hyden-Scott win 2nd straight title on AVP tour

Third-seeded John Hyden and Sean Scott defeated 2008 Olympic gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers for the second straight time in the finals of an AVP event.

Hyden and Scott won, 21-13, 21-18, Sunday in the championship of the Ocean City Open in Ocean City, Md.

On the women's side, second-seeded Jennifer Kessy and April Ross also pulled off an upset, beating top seeds Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs, 21-12, 21-15, in the championship.

Hyden and Scott, who have an 11-match win streak, defeated top-seeded Dalhausser and Rogers two weeks ago in Atlanta.

"To play them in the finals and beat them again is very rare," Hyden said. "But we just never let up."

To advance to Sunday's final, Hyden and Scott beat fifth-seeded Matt Olson and Kevin Wong, 16-21, 21-17, 15-11. Dalhausser and Rogers beat seventh-seeded Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings, 21-19, 14-21, 15-9.

Kessy and Ross, who won their second title of the year, had a combined 10 ace serves.

"Ten aces in a game is ridiculous," Kessy said. "It's something you dream about."

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