USAV Collegiate Beach Championships
Day 2 of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships saw pool play wrap up for each of the six women’s pools, A through F. Of the 24 women’s teams, the top two teams in each pool advance as well as the highest four of the third-place pool finishers, based on their point ratios.
Arizona’s top duo Madison and McKenna Witt had to work through their first three-set match of the tournament to claim Pool F’s top position. The twins defeated Florida State’s Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire 21-15, 13-21, 15-13 to move on to the Round of 16 after going 2-0 in two quick sweeps on Thursday.
LSU’s Claire Coppola and Kristen Nuss downed South Carolina’s Katie Zimmerman and Macie Tendrich. 21-13, 21-18 to land their spot in the Round of 16.
Paranagua/Freire advanced to the Play-In match for a chance to make the Round of 16.
The Witt twins went 21-8 and finished third at the Pac-12 Pairs Championships. Paranagua typically plays No. 3 for the Seminoles alongside Mary Jerger (17-7), while Freire occupies the No. 2 position with Francesa Goncalves (12-3). Coppola and Nuss went 26-6 for LSU, including 17-5 on the No. 1 line. Zimmerman and Tendrich (13-2) are South Carolina’s No. 3 pair.
Pool F Results, May 11
McKenna Witt/Madison Witt (Arizona) def. Victoria Paranagua/Vanessa Freire (Florida State) 21-15, 13-21, 15-13
Claire Coppola /Kristen Nuss (LSU) def. def. Katie Zimmerman/Macie Tendrich (South Carolina) 21-13, 21-18
Final Pool F Standings
Witt/Witt 3-0 (6-1 in sets)
Coppola/Nuss 2-1 (4-2 in sets)
Paranagua/Freire 1-2 (3-5 in sets)
Zimmerman/Tendrich 0-3 (1-6 in sets)