Two-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh needed another new partner, and she found a Hall of Famer to fill in.
Leonard Armato, the AVP commissioner and the husband of three-time Olympian Holly McPeak, has resigned as the head of the pro beach volleyball tour.
Holly McPeak, a three-time Olympian who was once the winningest player on the women's beach volleyball tour, will retire after the 2008 AVP season.
Misty May and Kerri Walsh, the world's top-ranked team, made McPeak and Youngs scramble for every point and pulled away in the second set for a 21-18, 21-15 victory Monday night.
Dax Holden and Stein Metzger were eliminated Sunday after losing to a Swiss pair in the beach volleyball quarterfinals.
Americans Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs skipped the opening ceremony to get some extra rest for their first Olympic beach volleyball match.
The top-ranked teams of Holly McPeak-Elaine Youngs and Eric Fonoimoana-Dax Holdren won the Paul Mitchell Association of Volleyball Professionals Shootout on Saturday night.
Jenny Johnson Jordan and Annett Davis beat the top-seeded team of Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs 19-21, 21-16, 18-16 Saturday to win the U.S. Championships of Beach Volleyball.
Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs defeated Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst 21-17 and 21-16 to win the Greek Open on Sunday, winning their third gold medal of the FIVB season.