VolleyMob Beach Pair of the Week: Muno/Simo, UCLA

  0 Wendy Mayer | April 03rd, 2018 | College - Beach, News, Pac-12

With six wins over ranked teams, UCLA’s Zana Muno and Savvy Simo earned this week’s VolleyMob Beach Pair of the Week honors.

The pair helped the No. 2 Bruins to a 6-0 mark on the week, including a home win over then-No. 1 Pepperdine (4-1) as well as victories over Top 10 foes in No. 7 Florida State (4-1) and No. 8 South Carolina (5-0) at the Surf N Turf Invitational in Miami. UCLA also bested No. 11 Grand Canyon (5-0), No. 12 Florida International (5-0) and No. 18 Florida Atlantic (5-0) in Miami over the weekend, helping the Bruins extend their current dual match win streak to 19 matches.

The duo of Muno and Simo dropped only two sets all week, one to Pepperdine and one set to FIU, while playing on Court 3. The pair bookended a 21-13 Set 2 loss vs. the Waves and rallied for the three-set win vs. FIU after dropping the opener 21-18.

Muno, a 5-10 junior from Hermosa Beach, California, and Simo, a 5-10 sophomore from Rancho Sante Fe, California, have now won 16 straight matches and are 18-2 on the season.

Muno was a second team All-Pac 12, Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honoree and earned Pac-12 Beach All-Tournament Team and NCAA All-Tournament Team accolades in 2016.



Date       Opponent (School)                                                                Pairs No.               Result

3/27       Heidi Dyer/Gigi Hernandez (#1 Pepperdine)                                 3                              21-17, 13-21, 15-11

3/30       Almina Chacon/Tory Paranagua (#7 Florida State)                     3                              21-13, 21-15

3/30       Estefanie Bethancour/Natalia Giron (#12 FIU)                            3                              18-21, 21-13, 15-7

3/30       Erica Brok/ Mackenzie Morris (#18 FAU)                                      3                              21-15, 21-12

3/31       Taylor Jarzombek/Katie Pyles (#11 Grand Canyon)                      3                              21-12, 21-19

3/31       Carly Schnieder/Julia Mannisto (#8 South Carolina)                   3                              21-16, 21-12


VolleyMob Beach Pairs of the Week

Feb. 27 – Francesca Goncalves/Sara Putt, Florida State

March 6 – Skylar Caputo/Alexis Filippone, Pepperdine

March 13 – Federica Frasca/Margherita Bianchin, Florida International

March 20 – Morgan Martin/Lea Monkhouse, Hawaii

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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