- Associated Press - Sunday, July 19, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Jen Kessy and Emily Day won the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour’s New York City Open on Sunday and Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson took the men’s title.

The second-seeded Kessy and Day, playing together for only the second time on the tour, topped fourth-seeded Nicole Branagh and Jenny Kropp 24-22, 19-21, 23-21. Kessy has 15 tour titles, and Day two.

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings withdrew before the tournament because of a right shoulder injury. Partner April Ross teamed with Jen Fopma to finish fifth in the event.

The top-seeded Gibb and Patterson won their fifth straight AVP title, beating second-seeded Ryan Doherty and John Mayer 19-21, 21-15, 15-12.

The event on Hudson River Park’s Piers 26/25 was the first in Manhattan.

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