Archbishop Mitty alum Kerri Walsh Jennings became the most successful woman in beach volleyball's World Tour on Sunday after she and new partner April Ross won the Fuzhou Open in China.
Walsh Jennings, a three-time Olympic champion who also played at Stanford, earned her 47th World Tour title, one more than Brazil's Larissa Franca.
Walsh Jennings, 35, has joined with Ross in an effort to win her fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The new team defeated Brazil's Juliana Felisberta Silva and Maria Antonelli 21-11, 21-18 in 33 minutes.
"We're still growing as a team," Ross told reporters. "I think we've made strides at this tournament. We just hope to get better and better."
Walsh Jennings, of Saratoga, has won 69 medals -- 47 gold, 15 silver and seven bronze -- from 90 events to equal former partner Misty May Treanor, who retired after the London Games. Brazilians Shelda Bede (91), Adriana Behar (86) and Juliana and Larissa (both 83) are atop the career medals list.
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