The 2013 USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour opened with hot temperatures and even hotter action at the Desert Open on April 28 in Glendale.

Approximately 39 girls beach volleyball teams competed in four age divisions competed. The top three teams in each division earned bids for the Invitational Division at the National Championships July 27-28 in Milwaukee, Wis.

The 14-and-under age group had the most teams with 19. Ahwatukee residents Darian Clark and Gabby Leo won the division with a 21-11, 19-21, 15-12 victory over Anna Morse (Tempe) and Jayelin Lombard (Laveen). Brooke Nuneviller (Chandler) and Lauren Weintraub (Chandler) finished third.

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