April 2, 2016
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. The Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball team took part in the FIU Surf and Tournament on Saturday, defeating Tulane 3-2, before falling to #8 Georgia State 4-1 and #2 USC 5-0.
FAU defeated Tulane 3-2 in its first match of the day. Chelsey Tekavec and Andrea Galinis won their match at no. 3 in straight sets to put the Owls up 1-0. Brittany Pellitteri and Heather Weiss lost at no. 2 to even the match at 1-1. Delaney Clesen and Gabrielle Dischler recovered from a first set loss to win in three sets at no. 1. Natalie Fraley and Nicole Grant outlasted the Green Wave tandem at no. 4 to clinch the match for FAU. At no. 5, Nicole Navarro and Julia Lewkowicz won the first set and forced extra points in the third, but ultimately fell 21-19.
The Owls fell to no. 8 Georgia State 4-1 in their second match. Lewkowicz and Cunningham won on court five to avoid the sweep. FAU was swept by USC 5-0 in their final match.
FAU will participate in the Fiesta on Siesta Key tournament on April 8 and 9.
FAU-Tulane Match Results
FAU won 3-2
1. Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) def. Tea Juric/Jackie Wegner (TUL) 16-21, 21-13, 16-14 2. Lan Nguyen/Madeline Mertz (TUL) def. Heather Weiss/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 23-21, 21-13
3. Chelsey Tekavec/Andrea Galinis (FAU) def. Miah Diirell/Christina McAfee (TUL) 21-10, 21-18
4. Natalie Fraley/Nicole Grant (FAU) def. Sarah Strasner/Hannah Holmes (TUL) 21-15, 22-24, 15-12 5. Anna Chin/Briana Correa (TUL) def. Nicole Navarro/Julia Lewkowicz (FAU) 17-21, 21-18, 21-19
FAU-#8 Georgia State Match Results
GSU won 4-1
1. Jansen Button/Sara Olivova (GSU) def. Gabrielle Dischler/Delaney Clesen (FAU) 21-18, 21-14
2. Katelyn Rawls/Nina Interwies (GSU) def. Brittany Pellitteri/Heather Weiss (FAU) 21-14, 21-12
3. Milani Pickering/Delaney Rohan (GSU) def. Chelsey Tekavec/Andrea Galinis (FAU) 21-16, 21-18
4. Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson (GSU) def. Natalie Fraley/Nicole Grant (FAU) 21-17, 21-14
5. Julia Lewkowicz/Ashlan Cunningham (FAU) def. Jessica Fourspring/Alexis Townsend (GSU) 21-15, 21-16
FAU-#2 USC Match Results
USC won 5-0
1. Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes (USC) def. Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) 21-9, 21-10
2. Alexa Strange/Sophie Bukovec (USC) def. Brittany Pellitteri/Heather Weiss (FAU) 21-15, 21-11
3. Allie Wheeler/Nicolette Martin (USC) def. Andrea Galinis/Chelsey Tekavec (FAU) 21-15, 21-16
4. Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante (USC) def. Natalie Fraley/Nicole Grant (FAU) 21-17, 21-13
5. Katrina Kernochan/Terese Cannon (USC) def. Julia Lewkowicz/Ashlan Cunningham (FAU) 21-9, 21-12