Press Release courtesy of TCU Athletics
The TCU beach volleyball team will reunite with some familiar faces when it competes in the Seminole Beach Battle in Tallahassee, Florida, Friday and Saturday.
The Horned Frogs are set to take on Georgia State, UAB, Florida State, Florida Atlantic and UNC-Wilmington, all of whom TCU has played at least one time this season.
TCU will meet Georgia State (7 a.m. CT), UAB (10:30 a.m. CT) and FSU (5:30 p.m. CT) on the opening day, and FAU (8:30 a.m. CT) and UNCW 11:30 a.m. CT) on the final day.
LAST TIME OUT
The Horned Frogs beat Tulane 4-1 in the final match of the Surf N Turf Invitational hosted by Florida International University last Friday and Saturday.
Avery Arellano and Hannah Rogers went 3-1 for the weekend after beating Tulane’s Rio Frohoff/Gabriella Becerra 26-24, 21-11, while Jordan Westendorff and Kristy Wieser finished the invitational with a 2-1 mark after beating the Green Wave’s Ashley Delgado/Addison Hermstad 21-13, 21-19.
Jillian Bergeson and Jaelyn Greene picked up their first win of the weekend by defeating Tulane’s Lauren Orlich/Anna Chin 21-14, 21-13, as did Jensyn Bledsoe and Molly Scheel with their 21-18, 21-19 victory over Lan Nguyen/Tarin Mergener.
Westendorff leads the team with 11 victories, while Bergeson, Bledsoe and Greene have nine each followed by Scheel, Brooke Sassin, Cassie House and Haven Hill, who have eight wins apiece.
SCOUTING THE COMPETITION
NO. 11 GEORGIA STATE (18-7): The Panthers had won seven straight matches before losing to Grand Canyon and Florida Atlantic to close out the Surf N Turf Invitational last weekend … The Horned Frogs fell to the Panthers 3-2 on March 30, and the series between the two teams is now tied at 1-1.
UAB (8-7): The Blazers have won two of their last three matches after going 2-2 in the LSU Beach Invitational last weekend with their wins coming over Jacksonville State and Texas A&M Corpus Christi … After beating the Blazers 4-1 on March 24, the Horned Frogs lead the all-time series 2-0.
NO. 7 FLORIDA STATE (16-6): The Seminoles went 4-0 at the Surf N Turf Invitational with wins over TCU, Tulane, FIU and Grand Canyon … In all, the Seminoles have won seven of their last eight matches … With its 4-1 win over TCU last Friday, FSU leads the all-time series 4-0.
NO. 18 FLORIDA ATLANTIC (15-11): The Owls went 2-2 at the Surf N Turf Invitational with their wins coming over Grand Canyon and TCU … FAU has won eight of it last 11 matches … With the win over the Frogs last week, the overall series in now tied at 1-1.
UNC-WILMINGTON (12-9): The Seahawks went 2-2 at the UNCW Dig & Dive Invitational with their wins coming over Carson-Newman and Missouri Baptist … TCU beat the Seahawks 3-2 at the Gamecock Challenge on March 25 to improve to 2-0 in the all-time series.
Live updates this weekend can be found at http://seminoles.com/2018-semi