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No. 6 Mustangs Sweep Both Matches at Final Day of FSU Tournament

No. 6 Mustangs Sweep Both Matches at Final Day of FSU Tournament

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Cal Poly beach volleyball program won both its matches Sunday at the final day of the Hilton-Tallahassee State Capitol Invitational hosted by Florida State. The No. 6 Mustangs (3-3) beat No. 18 Tulane 4-1 and the University of Tampa 5-0.

With the two wins Sunday, Cal Poly has now won three matches in a row after beating No. 9 South Carolina in its last match Saturday.

Against the Green Wave, the Mustangs' No. 2 pairing of senior Crissy Jones and sophomore Macy Gordon got things started with a 21-14, 21-15 win. Junior Heather Pembroke and sophomore Sjea Anderson followed shortly thereafter with a 21-14, 21-15 win at the No. 5 spot to give Cal Poly a 2-0 lead.

The Mustangs secured the win after freshman Vanessa Roscoe and junior Brayden Gruenewald won their match at the No. 4 slot 21-14, 21-18. Cal Poly later picked up its fourth point after sophomore Tiadora Miric and junior Emily Sonny won at the No. 1 spot after dropping the first set and coming back to win the next two 13-21, 27-25, 15-12.

Later in the day, Cal Poly got its most dominant win of the season by beating the Spartans 5-0.

The Mustangs started that match with a dominant 21-8, 21-5 win by Jones and Gordon at the No. 2 position. That was followed by another strong win by Miric and Sonny 21-8, 21-10 at the No. 1 spot.

At the No. 5 pairing, Pembroke and Anderson put Cal Poly up 3-0 after a 21-13, 21-13 straight sets win.

Freshman Jayelin Lombard and senior Kassandra Wright teamed up at the No. 4 position, winning 21-17, 21-18.

The 5-0 win was completed after Gruenewald and Roscoe won their match in three sets at the No. 3 spot 19-21, 21-12, 15-12.

The Mustangs do not compete again until March 9, when they host a pairs tournament at Pismo Beach with CSUN and CSU Bakersfield.