Jenna Belton and teammate Kirsten Mead pose for a photo op after winning their national title in U16 beach volleyball. (Mary Wood/Contributed)

Aptos resident Jenna Belton and Palo Alto’s Kirsten Mead combined forces and went on a nine-match winning streak to take the 16-and-under open title in the USA Beach Volleyball Junior Tour Championship at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee over the weekend.

They kept momentum going off a recent victory in a California Beach Volleyball Association tournament in Santa Barabara, where they qualified for the Cal Cup Championship scheduled for Manhatten Beach later this summer.

They defeated the duo of Amber Davis and Julia Lewkowski in the final at Bradford Beach for the win. Scores were unavailable.