Biggest Finish To Date For Kelly Claes And Sara Hughes
Hughes and Claes' only stumble in the event was their semifinal loss to April Ross and Lauren Fendrick. The youngsters claimed the first set but were outplayed by the veterans in the second and third for a final scoreline of 19-21, 21-19, 15-11.
Ross and Fendrick advanced to the gold-medal match where they faced off against Brazilians Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes. Despite gaining sizable leads at various points in the match, Ross and Fendrick weren't able to defeat the Brazilians, who have now won three gold medals on the FIVB tour so far this year.
The title-winners walked away with $25,000 each, while Ross and Fendrick will split $30,000, and Hughes and Claes pocketed $7,000 each.