April 27, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB sand volleyball team dropped its final dual match of the regular season to Tulane on Sunday. The Green Wave defeated the Blazers, 3-2.
UAB (5-9) and Tulane (8-7) had to play through a rain delay on Sunday to finish the match.
The Green Wave started the day strong with wins at the No. 4 and No. 5 positions. However, the match would be postponed for several hours due to inclement weather.
Once the teams were able to return to the courts, UAB jumped on the board with a win from seniors Sam Serley and Alison Woods on senior day. The duo defeated Annie Shurtz and Amber Bennett in straight sets, 21-11, 21-12, at the No. 2 position.
The deciding match came down to the No. 1 position, where UAB’s Kiriana Hirini and Bethanie Thomas were battling Tea Juric and Jackie Wegner of Tulane. It was a close match, but the Blazers were edged by Tulane, 21-18, 21-19, to take the win.
UAB has concluded its dual match season, Hirini and Thomas have been selected to compete at the 2014 AVCA Nationals Pairs tournament that runs from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4.
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