After winning all six of their matches this week, UCLA’s Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara have been named the AVCA Beach Pair of the Week.
The duo helped the Bruins to the win over then-#1 Pepperdine before the team headed off to the Surf & Turf Invitational in Miami, Florida. The remainder of their schedule saw the McNamara twins win their matches over five nationally ranked teams – #7 Florida State, #8 South Carolina, #11 Grand Canyon, #12 Florida International and #18 Florida Atlantic.
The McNamara twins lost just one set for the entire week against Florida State’s Vanessa Freire/Sara Putt, winning in a tough third set battle 15-13 to claim the victory.
March 31: def. Grand Canyon’s Molly Turner + Hannah Towne (21-16, 21-18)
March 31: def. South Carolina’s Shannon Williams + Ali Denney (21-14, 21-13)
March 30: def. Florida State’s Vanessa Freire + Sara Putt (21-15, 16-21, 15-13)
March 30: def. Florida International’s Federica Frasca + Margherita Bianchin (21-17, 23-21)
March 30: def. Florida Atlantic’s Carly Scarborough + Amanda Silva (21-11, 24-22)
March 27: def. Pepperdine’s Brook Bauer + Madalyn Roh (21-19, 21-11)
2018 AVCA BEACH PAIRS OF THE WEEK
|April 3||Megan McNamara + Nicole McNamara||UCLA|
|March 27||Emily Maglio + Ka’iwi Schucht||Hawai’i|
|March 20||Claire Coppola + Kristen Nuss||LSU|
|March 13||Abril Bustamante + Tina Graudina||Southern California|
|March 6||Alexis Filippone + Skylar Caputo||Pepperdine|
|February 27||Samantha Manley + Emily Sonny||Cal Poly|
|February 21||Kiana Takahashi + Melissa Euyoque||El Camino College|