Pro Beach 4s - Clearwater, Florida - May 03-04, 1997


TEAM INGLENOOK WINS MEN'S TOURNAMENT;
TEAM PAUL MITCHELL VICTORIOUS IN WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT

CLEARWATER BEACH, FLA (May 4, 1997) -- Team Inglenook - behind the 10-kill performance of Duane Cameron - beat Team American Beach Volleyball League (ABVL) 15-10 to win the first men's tournament of the season in the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League. The team took home $11,680 in prize money.

Three-time Olympian Scott Fortune - Team Inglenook's captain - chipped in five kills while two-time Olympian Eric Sato contributed eight digs. Former NCAA Player of the Year Jeff Nygaard led Team ABVL with 10 kills.

On the women's side, Team Paul Mitchell capitalized on Diane Shoemaker's 12 kills to defeat Team Nike 15-9 and capture the first women's tournament win of the season. Team Paul Mitchell was also fueled by Annett Davis' nine kills, five digs and two service aces. Team Paul Mitchell earned $11,680 for its tournament triumph.

Former Florida State standout Gabrielle Reece led Team NIKE with 12 kills and two blocks in the finals.


In its seventh season, the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League will visit 12 more cities throughout the summer. The League is the nation's only professional beach volleyball league. The men's league will visit Atlanta on Memorial Day Weekend at the Clayton County International Park, site of the 1996 Olympic beach volleyball venue. The teams are competing for $825,600 in total prize money. The League's roster is comprised of more than a dozen U.S. Olympic athletes, four NCAA players of the year, and 18 NCAA All-Americans.


MEN'S RESULTS
1. Inglenook        $11,680
2. ABVL             ?
3. Outdoor Products ?
4. Paul Mitchell    ?
WOMEN'S RESULTS
1. Paul Mitchell    $11,680
2. NIKE             ?
3. Norelco          ?
4. Discus Athletic  ?

MEN'S RESULTS
SATURDAY
Inglenook def. Paul Mitchell 16-14 ABVL def. Outdoor Products 14-12 Outdoor Products def. Paul Mitchell 15-3 Inglenook def. ABVL 16-15 SUNDAY
ABVL def. Paul Mitchell 15-4 Inglenook def. Outdoor Products 15-11 ABVL def. Outdoor Products (SEMI) 15-9 Inglenook def. ABVL (FINAL) 15-10

WOMEN'S RESULTS
SATURDAY
Paul Mitchell def. Discus Athletic 12-9 NIKE def. Norelco 15-14 NIKE def. Discus Athletic 13-11 Paul Mitchell def. Norelco 13-12 Norelco def. Discus Athletic 15-13 Paul Mitchell def. NIKE 15-6 SUNDAY
NIKE def. Norelco (SEMI) 15-9 Paul Mitchell def. NIKE (FINAL) 15-9

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