Call it one part homecoming, one part post-Olympic tour.
This weekend's Jose Cuervo National Championships at Huntington Beach will serve a dual purpose for recently minted Olympic silver medalists April Ross and Jen Kessy.
The Orange County residents lost in an all-American beach volleyball final at the London Olympics to the iconic duo of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings. This will be their first appearance in 2012 on the Cuervo tour, having played on it all last year.
"Any event in Orange County is so exciting," Kessy said. "We're just happy that it happened this year. We weren't sure if we were going to get to play anything at home."