The American Volleyball Coaches Association has announced the ten "Best of the Rest" teams that will join the team competitors for the 2014 Sand Volleyball Pairs Championships. Both Delainey Aigner-Swesey and Bojana Todorovic as well as Tyler Jackson and Janisa Johnson were invited to compete, representing Long Beach State.
Ciana Wagner and Morea Wagner captured the Bracket C championship Saturday at the Big West Challenge, leading the 49ers in pairs play in the final day of the regular season. Janisa Johnson and Tyler Jackson also represented LBSU in a championship match, reaching the finals of Bracket A.
Long Beach State grabbed two convincing victories but couldn't get the win that they needed, falling 4-1 to No. 3 Hawai'i in the final set of dual matches on the year for The Beach. LBSU dropped Cal Poly and Irvine Valley 5-0 in the other two dual matches on the day.
Long Beach State looked very fresh in the team's final tuneup before the Big West Challenge. The 49ers handed the Gaels their first loss of the season, dropping St. Mary's 5-0 without losing a single set on Thursday in the final home match of the season for The Beach.