USC’s Bustamante/Graudina Named AVCA Beach Pair Of The Week

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 13th, 2018 | Beach, College - Beach, News, Pac-12

After an undefeated weekend at the East Meets West Challenge, USC’s Abril Bustamante/Tina Graudina picked up the AVCA Beach Pair of the Week.

The duo swept each of their opponents over the weekend, with all being ranked in the AVCA Top-20. Since playing their first match together on March 3, the pairing has not lost a match as the Trojans #1 pair for a 6-0 mark.

Aside from their match against LSU’s Kristen Nuss/Claire Coppola, Bustamante/Graudina dominated their opponents, holding many of their foes to single-digit scores. Against the Tigers, the Trojans extended past the normal ending point of 21 to a 25-23 score.

The Trojans are now 8-4 as a team and will play in five matches this coming weekend at the Outrigger Hawaii Invitational where they will take on Nebraska, Hawaii and Grand Canyon.

Weekend Scores

March 11: def. TCU’s Jillian Bergeson and Jaelyn Greene (21-15, 21-4)
March 11: def. Florida State’s Macy Jerger and Victoria Paranagua (21-9, 21-8)
March 10: def. FIU’s Margherita Bianchin and Federica Frasca (21-19, 21-5)
March 10: def. LSU’s Kristen Nuss and Claire Coppola (25-23, 21-17)

2018 AVCA Beach Pairs of the Week

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

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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