Kiriana Hirini and Bethanie Thomas forced the only three-set match on the day.
March 10, 2014
UAB’s top pair of Kiriana Hirini and Bethanie Thomas played FIU’s Ksenia Sukhereva and Maja Rosko. The Blazers dropped the first set 21-17, but bounced back to win the second set, 21-18 to force the tiebreaking third set. FIU edged UAB’s pair 15-9 to take the win.
Sam Serley and Alison Woods took on Kristine Monforte and Martyna Gluchowicz at the No. 3 position. The Blazer duo fell to the Panthers, 21-8, in the first set and forced them to extra points in the second set but eventually fell, 23-21.
FlU’s Jessica Mendoza and Jessica Gehrke topped UAB’s Lindsay Simmons and Becca Howard, 21-6, 21-10, at the No. 4 position. Then, Ally Slaughter and Amber Treace fell to Maryna Samoday and Camila Rosado, 21-12, 21-11 took secure the sweep for FIU.
No. 1 – Ksenia Sukhereva/Maja Rosko def. Kiriana Hirini/Bethanie Thomas – 21-17, 18-21, 15-9
No. 2 – Tina Toghiyani/Aren Cupp def. Sara Rishell/Rachel Fairbanks – 22-20, 21-14
No. 3 – Kristine Monforte/Martyna Gluchowicz def. Sam Serly/Alison Woods – 21-8, 23-21
No. 4 – Jessica Mendoza/Jessica Gehrke def. Lindsay Simmons/Becca Howard – 21-6, 21-10
No. 5 – Maryna Samoday/Camila Rosado def. Ally Slaughter/Amber Treace – 21-12, 21-11