"I want to thank Laura. It wasn't easy for her," Menegatti said. "I am sad about Vicki. I am sad because she's not here and she should be here. But I think everything will work out because she's in the right. I have no doubt."
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Menegatti, who's 21, said she grew up idolizing May-Treanor.
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