All-Southland Pair earns victory against SJSU; Privateers Beach returns against Nicholls

HOUSTON, Texas. -Senior Serena Baumgart And Anne-Marie Hardouin dominated San Jose State on Friday despite the team’s 3-1 loss in the first round of the Southland Beach Volleyball Championships.

Baumgart and Hardouin were the first to earn a double point after completing a straight sets victory, including an early 8-2 run to open the first set. Senior Valerie Vujnovich and freshmen Nicole Lander trailed the Spartans by one point for most of the first set before SJSU advanced to their first set victory. The second set mirrored the first, with Cheyenne Rice and Teila Allen taking the second set. SJSU broke the dual tie on court five after winning in straight sets before holding off the match on court three Hannah Volpi and I De Carvalho Peixe.

The Privateers will face No. 8 Nicholls State on Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. The Colonels dropped their opening tournament game 3-0 to reigning SLC champions Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The winner of the game will advance to a meet with No. 3 HCU at 12 p.m. Live updates for tomorrow’s match can be found here.

San Jose State 3, New Orleans 1
1. Jaida Ward and Jada Hall (SJSU) vs. Maria Ozaeta And Bria Garmon (UNO) 23-21 14-21 1-1 match was not finished
2. Cheyenne Rice and Teila Allen (SJSU) final. Nicole Lander And Valerie Vujnovich (UNO) 21-18 21-15
3. Siena Brewster and Meredith Scott (SJSU) final. Hannah Volpi and me De Carvalho Peixe (UNO) 21-15 21-15
4. Anne-Marie Hardouin And Serena Baumgart (UNO) final Tessa Rogers and Alexandra Dale (SJSU) 10/21 15/21
5. Anna Salmon and Shirley Morrison (SJSU) final. 22-20 21-8 Rita Zechin And Ola Filip (UNO) 22-20 21-8

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