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No. 6 UCLA (6-5) travels to face No. 5 Long Beach State (6-4) for the final team dual of the year.
No. 6 UCLA at No. 5 LBSU, Then at 2014 Beach Collegiate Challenge
By: UCLA Athletics

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LOS ANGELES - The sixth-ranked UCLA Bruins (6-5) travel to face No. 5 Long Beach State (6-4) for the final road duel of the year on Tuesday, April 8. The bout will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the LBSU Sand Courts.

Long Beach State is coming off a 4-1 loss to No. 2 Pepperdine and a 5-0 win at Irvine Valley College and a 4-1 win over Arizona (at Irvine Valley). UCLA will run into a former Bruin, Bojana Todorovic, who teamed with Delainey Aigner-Swesey to pick up three wins last week, including the 49ers' only point over No. 2 Pepperinde. For Todorovic, the graduate student will be facing her former teammates, having transferred to Long Beach State for the 2014 sand season after completing her undergraduate work at UCLA.

The Bruins are 0-1 all-time vs. Long Beach State, falling 4-1 to the then second-ranked 49ers in Malibu, Calif., last year (April 10). The lone win came from Karsta Lowe and Todorovic as they defeated Libby Fontanilla and Delainey Aigner-Swesey (Todorovic's current partner) in straight sets (21-18, 21-19) at #3 doubles.

The Bruins will then finish off the weekend in their final tournament of the regular season, taking part in the 2014 Beach Collegiate Challenge, hosted by USA Volleyball at 1300 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, Calif. The tournament will take place on April 12-13 and will feature collegiate sand teams from No. 1 USC, No. 2 Pepperdine, No. 3 Hawai'i, No. 6 UCLA, Arizona, CSU Bakersfield, Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara.

The Bruins, under second year head coach Stein Metzger and assistants Jenny Johnson Jordan and Sarah Straton, are 9-12 overall in dual matches after going 3-7 last season. UCLA had a pair of teams reach the 2013 AVCA National Championships, Meg Norton and Kelly Reeves, as well as Nightingale and Becca Strehlow. Reeves became the first Bruin to earn AVCA All-America honors last year.

UCLA Dual Pairs Records in 2014
#1 - Kamila Tan / Jessyka Ngauamo (6-5)
#2 - Zoë Nightingale / Madie Smith (2-9)
#3 - Taylor Formico / Karsta Lowe (3-5)
#4 - Skylar Dykstra / Jennie Frager (4-7)
#5 - Karly Drolson / Rachel Inouye (7-4)

 

 
EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Long Beach State
Malibu, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Hawai'i
Malibu, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Malibu, CA
L, 0 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
L, 0 - 5
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. CSUN
Santa Monica, CA
W, 5 - 0
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. Florida State
Santa Monica, CA
L, 2 - 3
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Wednesday, Mar 23
vs. Tulane
Boca Raton, FL
W, 5 - 0
Wednesday, Mar 23
at Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, FL
W, 5 - 0
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Florida ...
DeLand, FL
W, 5 - 0
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Florida State
DeLand, FL
L, 1 - 4
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Florida Atlantic
DeLand, FL
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Mar 26
at Stetson
DeLand, FL
W, 3 - 2
Wednesday, Mar 30
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
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vs. Outrigger Beach ...
Honolulu, HI
-
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Arizona State
Honolulu, HI
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Apr 02
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. San Francisco
Hermosa Beach, CA
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Long Beach State
Hermosa Beach, CA
W, 5 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. USAV Beach ...
Hermosa Beach, CA
-
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 0
Wednesday, Apr 20
vs. Loyola Marymount
Northridge, CA
W, 4 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 20
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
W, 5 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. Pairs First & Second ...
Los Angeles, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Pairs Semifinal #1 ...
Los Angeles, CA
-
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 01
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 3
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 3
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Gulf Shores, AL
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