Preview of the 2017 Laguna Beach Open

Perhaps it would be most appropriate to begin with the finals. But that isn’t what I remember most about the 2016 Laguna Open. I doubt it’s what anybody remembers most about the 2016 Laguna Beach Open. (If we’re all being honest, free chocolate milk from the angels at Yoo-hoo might actually be what I remember the most).

In much the same way that the Olympic Games delivered its most memorable matches in the quarterfinals – Dalhausser and Lucena vs. Alison and Bruno; the unforgettable marathon between Cuba and Russia – so, too, did Laguna.

Skyler McCoy and Jon Mesko played Chase Frishman and Mike Brunsting in one of those weirdly indelible matches where nothing was on the line – they were both in the winner’s bracket – and yet everything, it seemed, was on the line.

Laguna, of course, cooperated perfectly.

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Travis Mewhirter
Travis Mewhirter is the founder of PaperCourts.com. A graduate from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Mewhirter's work has been featured in the Washington Post, Yahoo! Sports, Northwest Florida Daily News, and the Orange County Register. He currently writes for VolleyballMag.com, DiG Magazine, and Diehards.com, among others.