Jennings, Rosenthal match up again

Film Room Friday: Casey Jennings, Sean Rosenthal Match up for 61st Time

Sixty times — discluding the AVP Hot Winter Nights series — Casey Jennings and Sean Rosenthal had matched up against one another in their storied careers, both of which have included Manhattan Beach titles and international success.

And the 61st lived up to the billing, just as the vast majority of their previous bouts had. Rosenthal, who hadn’t, and still has not, stepped away from the game, came in partnered with rookie Chase Budinger, the former NBA star-turned-AVP Rookie of the Year. Jennings came in with old friend and Brazilian dynamo Pedro Solberg.

Two American defensive legends, one multi-sport star, one Brazilian Olympian — and one excellent match. In the end, Jennings would win, 21-19, 23-21.

As for the series? It’s Rosenthal with 31 wins, Jennings with 30.

Perhaps Match No. 62 could even the scoreboard. Until then, enjoy this phenomenal match from San Jose.

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