Foreman-Skinner win USAV SB Junior Open title

The local team of Erika Foreman and Linnea Skinner won the Girls 14-under division title at the inaugural USA Volleyball Junior Santa Barbara Open beach doubles tournament at East Beach over the weekend.

Foreman and Skinner defeated Julia Blazek and Jolie Hildalgo of Louisiana, 21-9, 21-13, in the final.

The tournament included teams from Louisiana, Arizona, Puerto Rico, as well as northern and southern California.

Reese Kelley and Danielle LaGrange of Santa Barbara were runners-up in the 12U division.

Kelsey Knudsen of the Santa Barbara Elite Beach Volleyball Club finished second with partner Alexia Inman of Manhattan Beach in the 16U division.

1st-Makenna Gaeta (Santa Monica)/Rebecca Morse (Tempe, AZ)
2nd- Reese Kelley/Danielle LaGrange (both of Santa Barbara)

14 and Under:
1st- Erika Foreman/Linnea Skinner (both of Santa Barbara) 21-9, 21-13
2nd- Julia Blazek (Lafayette, LA)/Jolie Hidalgo (Opalousas, LA)

16 and Under:
1st- Robillee Frederick (San Juan, PR)/Pippa Monk-Heidrich (Manhattan Beach, CA) 21-13
2nd- Kelsey Knudsen (Valencia, CA)/Alexia Inman (Manhattan Beach, CA)

18 and Under:
1st- Allie Walters (Soquel, CA)/Claire Coash (Soquel, CA) 28-18
2nd- Alyssa Coe (Carlsbad, CA)/Julianna Giles (Carlsbad, CA)