Former Stanford star Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won the World Series of Beach Volleyball on Sunday, beating Brazil's Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas 21-17, 21-17 in Long Beach.

The victory was Walsh Jennings' 50th on the FIVB World Tour.

"At our best, we're really hard to beat. That being said, there are no easy matches," said Walsh Jennings, a three-time Olympic gold medalist with now-retired Misty May-Treanor.

Walsh Jennings and Ross have won seven titles in 11 events together.

"It was a great team win for us," Ross said. "Kerri was playing well on defense and I was having a little success at the net. Kerri had them figured out on defense."

Americans Sean Rosenthal and Phil Dalhausser won the men's title, beating Poland's Mariusz Prudel and Grzegorz Fjalek 22-24, 21-17, 15-9.

The winning teams each earned $70,000.

Giants

Kevin Medrano's two-run triple in the eighth inning gave Visalia a 6-4 win over San Jose and a four-game series sweep. The Giants had tied it 4-4 in the sixth on Trevor Brown's two-run double. Matt Pare had an RBI double and RBI single for San Jose. The Rawhide took a 3-0 lead on first-inning homers by Raul Navarro and Alex Glenn.

Rowing


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The U.S. women's eight -- with Cal's Agatha Nowinski, Kendall Chase and Lindsay Meltz (coxswain) -- won the gold medal at the Under 23 World Championships in Varese, Italy. Chase also helped the U.S. to victory in the women's four Saturday. In women's double sculls, Norway, featuring Cal's Inger Kavlie, finished second behind Romania. The Australia men's eight, featuring Cal's Louis Snelson and Aaron Wright, won the silver medal. The U.S., with Cal's Spencer Hall and Stanford's Kaess Smit, took the bronze. New Zealand won the gold.

Wire services contributed to this report.