SALT LAKE CITY -- It looks like pro beach volleyball is ready for another close-up.
Thousands of fans flocked to Salt Lake City's Liberty Park on Saturday for the second day of world class beach volleyball competition at the AVP Salt Lake City Open.
Beach volleyball is popular every four years during the Summer Olympic Games, but hasn't had a television presence since 2010.
That will change today as the finals of Utah's first AVP tournament will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
Like Friday's action, Saturday's men's and women matches provided plenty of drama. On the first day of play, the upsets came in the men's bracket. On Saturday, the women took center stage.
The eighth-seeded team of Christal Morrison Engle and Tealle Hunkus upset the top-seeded team of April Ross and Jen Kessy, sending the Olympic silver medalists to the contender's bracket.
Engle and Hunkus also won their second match of the day, earning themselves a place in today's 11:30 a.m. semifinals, where they will face the winner of this morning's much-anticipated contender's bracket matchup between Ross/Kessy and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner Whitney Pavlik
Walsh Jennings and Pavlik fell Saturday to third-seeded Jen Fopma and Brooke Sweat, who secured a spot in an 11:30 a.m. semifinal.
The top two seeded women's teams meet at 9 a.m.
The top two seeded men's teams of Phil Dalhausser andSean Rosenthal and Utah fan favorites Jake Gibb andCasey Patterson, rolled on in the winner's bracket, earning semifinal berths after winning both of their matches on Saturday.
The third-seeded men's team featuring Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers and his teammate Ryan Doherty have played their way through the contender's bracket on Saturday and are now in a strong position to earn their way into a semifinal match.
Earlier in the day, fans were treated to a special pro-am match which featured Gibb, a two-time cancer survivor, Olympian and Bountiful native, alongside a team of community members and fellow cancer survivors.
The match, hosted by AVP Cares in partnership with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, was stagedd to raise awareness and funds for the prevention and treatment of skin cancer.
The AVP Salt Lake City Open will wrap up its three-day tournament on Sunday at Liberty Park with the first matches of the day scheduled to start at 9 a.m.
Gates open at 8 a.m. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the gate or at www.AVP.com.