The Southern California beach volleyball team of April Ross and Alix Klineman were back in action Monday in the Tokyo Olympics, beating Spain for their second Olympics win, 21-13, 21-16.
Ross, of Costa Mesa, and Klineman, of Manhattan Beach, came off a win over China’s Xue Chen and Wang Xinxin in straight sets, 21-17, 21-19.
Ross won bronze in Rio and a silver at the London Olympics in 2012. She parted ways with beach volleyball icon Kerri Walsh Jennings after they won bronze in Rio.
She has been playing with Klineman, a first-time Olympian, for three years. The pair won silver at the 2019 World Championships.