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Smack women take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and the Smack men 2nd – what a weekend!

(Torrance, CA) – July 16th, 2012 – It could not have been a more successful weekend for the Smack Sportswear athletes during the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Chicago Open. The reigning Women’s champs proved again why they belong on top. Smack Athlete Jenny Kropp and her partner Whitney Pavlik made history with their third consecutive win (a series sweep for 2012) as they added the Chicago Open title to their Florida Open and Belmar Open victories.

The Women’s division runner-up team of (Smack Athlete) Tyra Turner and her partner Priscilla Lima impressed fans as they led game one and game three of the finals. Kropp and Pavlik set up a series of smart plays and placements, which ultimately helped them regain the lead from being down 7-11 in the third set. They won in three sets, 20-22, 21-19 and 15-13.

Smack Athlete Brooke Sweat and her partner Jennifer Fopma took third place after a successful final day, losing only to Kropp & Pavlik in three sets.

The excitement of the Women’s Final was a tough act to follow, but the Men’s finalists put on just as an amazing demonstration of athleticism and competition. Before meeting Doherty and Patterson in the finals, Smack Athlete Avery Drost and his partner Ty Tramblie upset No. 1 seeded John Hyden and Sean Scott in the Contender’s bracket. Drost and Tramblie then came out strong in the Finals, clinching the first set, but Patterson and Doherty quickly answered back in the second and third games with hard driven hits that rightfully earned Patterson his nickname, “Boom.”

“Our athletes work very hard, and do a great job of representing Smack. We are all very excited to see them come home this weekend for the Hermosa Open,” stated CEO Bill Sigler.

Turner, Kropp, and Drost have been selected to participate in the Milwaukee Shootout on August 3-5 for the combined $60,000 prize purse. The last few spots will be determined by the winners of the Hermosa Beach Open taking place this weekend.

Fans can catch the action on July 29 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network and can purchase the Smack bikinis and shorts the athletes are wearing at Smack Sportswear at VB Superstore.

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