No. 1 UCLA picked up another Top 10 victory, downing No. 6 Long Beach State on the road Thursday to wrap the regular season, while No. 16 Grand Canyon bested Pac-12 foe Utah in their first home match in over a month.
Not only did the Bruins extend their school record dual match win streak to 26, the team bumped their season record to 31-3, also a school high-water mark.
Keeping with the record-setting efforts, Court 5 pair Izzy Carey and Megan Muret won their school record 26th straight match and now boast the team’s best mark at 29-5.
It was top duo Megan McNamara and Nicole McNamara, however, who notched a straight-set win to seal the victory, moving to 28-8 on the year. Meanwhile, Court 2 duo Lily Justine and Sarah Sponcil won their 11th straight match and climbed to 27-7 on the season.
No. 1 UCLA def. No. 6 Long Beach State, 4-1
LBSU Sand Courts • Long Beach, Calif.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Records: UCLA (31-3), LBSU (23-6)
1. Nicole McNamara/Megan McNamara (UCLA) def. Nele Barber/Sasha Karelov (LBSU), 21-15, 21-19
2. Lily Justine/Sarah Sponcil (UCLA) def. Megan Kruidhof/Rachel Nieto (LBSU), 21-19, 21-17
3. Kristyna Adamcikova/Hailey Harward (LBSU) def. Mac May/Savvy Simo (UCLA), 21-19, 21-18
4. Madi Yeomans/Elise Zappia (UCLA) deIzzy Careystantopoulou/Nicci Reinking (LBSU), 18-21, 22-20, 15-13
5. Izzy Carey/Megan Muret (UCLA) def. Hannah Matt/Marisa Ramey (LBSU), 22-20, 21-19
EXH: Jamie McQuarrie/Chanti Holroyd (UCLA) vs. Emma Kirst/Alexis Patterson (LBSU), 21-17, 17-21
Order of finish: 2, 4, 1*, 5, 3
In the day’s other Top 20 match, No. 16 Grand Canyon downed Utah 4-1. The Utes’ Court 1 pair of Adora Anae and Dani Barton scored the lone victory for the team, grabbing their fourth straight win and moving to 6-5 on the season.
GCU took the rest of the matches, all in straight sets, in its first home match since March 10.
#16 Grand Canyon 4, Utah 1
1. Adora Anae/Dani Barton (Utah) def. Hannah Towne/Molly Turner (GCU), 21-17, 21-18
2. Bella Bauman/Jessica Stansfield (GCU) def. Tawnee Luafalemana/Melissa Powell (Utah), 21-16, 21-17
3. Madi Relaz/Katie Pyles (GCU) def. Berkeley Oblad/Bailey Choy (Utah), 21-15, 21-18
4. Katie Sarber/Natalie Honzovicova (GCU) def. Brianna Doehrmann/Kenzie Koerber (Utah), 21-9, 23-21
5. Jessica Clark/Jamie Walsh (GCU) def. Alexa Van Komen/Lauga Gauta(Utah), 21-17, 21-14
|Winning Team||Losing Team||Score||Winning Team Recap||Losing Team Recap|
|#1 UCLA||#6 Long Beach State||4-1.||Link||Link|
|#16 Grand Canyon||Utah||4-1.||Link||Link|