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Ledoux, Roenicke top LBSU finishers at USC Sand Volleyball Tournament on Sunday
Tara Roenicke had 13 kills and 21 digs in the Round of 16 victory.

Tara Roenicke had 13 kills and 21 digs in the Round of 16 victory.

March 18, 2012

Los Angeles, Calif. - Caitlin Ledoux and Tara Roenicke defeated USC's Katie Fuller and Natalie Hagglund 18-21, 21-12, 16-14 on Sunday, highlighting Long Beach State's effort in the pairs championship between LBSU, USC, Florida State, and Pepperdine in the final day of the three-day event.

Ledoux and Roenicke were the highest seed for Long Beach State, winning that match in the Round of 16 before falling in three sets to the eventual champions, Aurora Newgard and Brittany Tiegs of Florida State 21-16, 15-21, 15-5. Long Beach State's Libby Fontanilla and Alma Serna, along with Tyler Jackson and Janisa Johnson, also both competed in the Round of 16 in the single-elimination format, falling to the No. 4 and No. 3 seeds respectively.

The day's single elimination bracket play was contested under challenging weather conditions, with constant on-shore winds gusting at 25 to 30 miles per hour and the temperature around 50 degrees.

Seedings for Sunday's play were determined by Friday's (March 16) pool play, which saw one pairs team from each school compete randomly in each of the five pools.

Long Beach State returns to dual play next week, where the team is 1-0. The will play Pepperdine at the Long Beach State Sand Courts at 2 p.m. next Wednesday, March 21.

USC Tournament Pairs Championship

Play-In Matches
16 Kendall Bateman-Sam Hirschman (USC 4) def. 17 Chelsea Cabrajac-Bre Mackie (LBSU 3) 21-9, 21-17
20 Libby Fontanilla-Alma Serna (LBSU 4) def. 13 Visnja Djurdjevic-Melanie Pavels (FSU 3) 21-17, 21-15
15 Mallory Kiley-Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU 4) def. 18 Lauren Minkel-Jocelyn Neely (LBSU 2) 18-21, 23-21, 15-10
14 Tyler Jackson-Janisa Johnson (LBSU 5) def. 19 Lauryssa Blackman-Jeassica McGregor (FSU 5) 21-17, 21-15

 

 

Round of 16
1 Caitlin Racich-Summer Ross (PEP 1) def. Bateman-Hirschman (USC 4) 21-9, 21-17
9 Kelley Larsen-Stevi Robinson (PEP 3) def. 8 Sara Shaw-Geena Urango (USC 1) 21-16, 24-22
4 Michaela Christiaansen-Emily Cook (PEP 5) def. Fontanilla-Serna (LBSU 4) 21-17, 21-15
5 Victoria Adelhelm-Kellie Woolever (PEP 4) def. 12 Kirby Burnham-Kelly Irvin (USC 3) 21-16, 17-21, 15-11
2 Jace Pardon-Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU 1) def. Kiley-Pellitteri (FSU 4) 18-21, 23-21, 15-10
7 Lilla Frederick-Kim Hill (PEP 2) def. 10 Kati Duddridge-Megan Thornberry (USC 5) 21-18, 21-15
3 Aurora Newgard-Brittany Tiegs (FSU 2) def. Jackson-Johnson (LBSU 5) 21-17, 21-15
6 Caitlin Ledoux-Tara Roenicke (LBSU 1) def. 11 Katie Fuller-Natalie Hagglund (USC 2) 18-21, 21-12, 16-14

Quarterfinals
Ross-Racich (PEP 1) def. Larsen-Robinson (PEP 3) 21-18, 21-13
Adelhelm-Woolever (PEP 4) def. Christiaansen-Cook (PEP 5) 26-24, 19-21, 15-11
Pardon-Stepanova (FSU 1) def. Frederick-Hill (PEP 2) 21-19, 21-19
Newgard-Tiegs (FSU 2) def. Ledoux-Roenicke (LBSU 1) 21-16, 15-21, 15-5

Semifinals
Newgard-Tiegs (FSU 2) def. Pardon-Stepanova (FSU 1) 21-14, 21-10
Racich-Ross (PEP 1) def. Adelhelm-Woolever (PEP 4) 21-14, 21-16

Final
Newgard-Tiegs (FSU 2) def. Racich-Ross (PEP 1) 16-21, 21-16, 15-10

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