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Sand Volleyball Drops Pair of Matches at FIU Pairs Tournament
Mandy McIntosh (above) and Megan Knapp beat FGCU at no. 4.

April 5, 2014

MIAMI, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University sand volleyball team lost both of its matches at the FIU Pairs Tournament on Friday, losing to FIU 5-0 and Florida Gulf Coast 3-2.

The Owls were swept by FIU in their first match of the day. Lexi Rhein and Kristi Tekavec fought gamely on the no. 5 court, forcing a third set, but could not complete the comeback victory.

In its second match, FAU was nipped by the Eagles 3-2. Rhein and Tekavec won in dominant fashion at no. 5, as did Megan Knapp and Mandy McIntosh at no. 4. Darija Sataric and Natalie Fraley lost in straight sets at no. 1. The Owls forced decisive third sets at nos. 2 and 3, but could not pull off either victory.

The Owls return to the sand on Saturday for Day Two of the FIU Pairs Tournament.

FIU Match Results
1. Jessica Gehrke/Jessica Mendoza (FIU) def. Darija Sataric/Natalie Fraley (FAU) 21-13, 21-15
2. Maryna Samoday/Marina Boulanger (FIU) def. Lauren D'Amato/Beth Shoaff (FAU) 21-9, 21-6
3. Tina Toghiyani/Aren Cupp (FIU) def. Andrea Galinis/Gabriella Pyle (FAU) 21-10, 21-7
4. Ksenia Sukhareva/Camila Rosado (FIU) def. Megan Knapp/Mandy McIntosh (FAU) 21-6, 21-18
5. Kristine Monforte/Martyna Gluchowicz (FIU) def. Kristi Tekavec/Lexi Rhein (FAU) 21-16, 19-21, 15-8

FGCU Match Results
1. Kaitlin Holm/Whitney Masters (FGCU) def. Darija Sataric/Natalie Fraley (FAU) 21-12, 21-16
2. Caroline Jordan/Ella Kazarian (FGCU) def. Lauren D'Amato/Beth Shoaff (FAU) 24-22, 17-21, 15-5
3. Karina Mambuca/Vanessa Benke (FGCU) def. Andrea Galinis/Gabriella Pyle (FAU) 21-17, 16-21, 15-8
4. Megan Knapp/Mandy McIntosh (FAU) def. Marlene Moeller/Madi Wilcox (FGCU) 21-7, 21-15
5. Kristi Tekavec/Lexi Rhein (FAU) def. Shelby Joslin/Katie Gutmann (FGCU) 21-13, 21-9



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