Witt Twins Dominate Pool F at Pairs Championships

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 12th, 2017 | CCSA, College - Beach, News, Pac-12

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)

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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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