Lions Top #20 Cal Poly, Fall to #3 UCLA
LMU split a pair of matches on Wednesday afternoon from UCLA.
Playing a pair of matches against #20 Cal Poly and #3 UCLA, LMU posted a split on Wednesday afternoon, defeating the Mustangs, 3-2, before suffering a sweep at the hands of the Bruins.
LMU posted wins at the #1 slot (Sponcil/Slattery), #3 slot (Prichard/Kovac) and #5 slot (Castellanos/Williams) to earn the victory over Cal Poly. The match was tied at two wins apiece before Castellanos/Williams topped Beilin/Boege on court five, 21-18, 21-13, to secure the victory.
The Lions played UCLA tough at the top of the order, with Sponcil/Slattery dropping a 21-13, 23-21 decision at #1, while Prichard/Kovac fell, 22-20, 21-19.
The Lions will now participate at the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge on Saturday. LMU is scheduled to play top-ranked USC, Saint Mary's and Arizona State on Saturday in Hermosa Beach.
Cal Poly vs LMU (Apr 05, 2017)
#20 LMU 3, #20 Cal Poly 2
Apr 05, 2017 at UCLA (UCLA)
1. Sarah Sponcil/Savannah Slattery (LMU) def. Emily Sonny/Hannah Hubbard (CP) 21-14, 21-9
2. Adlee Van Winden/Taylor Nelson (CP) def. Kekai Whitford/Brittnay Estes (LMU) 21-18, 21-19
3. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) def. Raeann Greisen/Heather Pembroke (CP) 21-16, 21-16
4. Savannah Niemen/Anna Gorman (CP) def. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) 21-16, 21-18
5. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) def. Dora Beilin/Holland Boege (CP) 21-18, 21-13
Ext. Taylor Gruenwald/Brayden Gruenwald (CP) def. Tatiana Schlange/Kameryn Hill (LMU) 21-17, 21-17
Cal Poly 10-11; National ranking #20
LMU 8-8; National ranking #20
Order of finish: Doubles (2,4,1,3,5);
LMU vs UCLA (Apr 05, 2017)
#3 UCLA 5, #20 LMU 0
Apr 05, 2017 at UCLA (UCLA)
1. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) def. Sarah Sponcil/Savannah Slattery (LMU) 21-13, 23-21
2. Kamila Tan/Madi Yeomans (UCLA) def. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) 22-20, 21-19
3. Torrey Van Winden/Elise Zappia (UCLA) def. Kekai Whitford/Brittnay Estes (LMU) 21-7, 21-12
4. Jordan Anderson/Izzy Carey (UCLA) def. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) 21-17, 21-16
5. Chanti Holroyd/Savvy Simo (UCLA) def. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) 21-14, 21-7
Ext. Remy Wilson/Lily Justine (UCLA) def. Tatiana Schlange/Kameryn Hill (LMU) 21-17, 21-19
LMU 8-9; National ranking #20
UCLA 21-2; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (4,2,3,1,5);
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