Rachel Fairbanks teamed up with Sara Rishell to win the lower bracket pairs tournament last weekend.
April 10, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB sand volleyball team will travel to Siesta Key, Fla. for the Fiesta on Siesta Key Tournament this weekend. The Blazers, along with 29 other teams, will compete Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13.
UAB (3-7) will join College of Charleston, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State at Jacksonville, Grand Canyon, Jacksonville, Palm Beach State, Polk State, Southeastern University, St. Johns River State College, St. Thomas, Stetson, South Carolina, Warner, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Florida State, Georgia State, Hillsborough State, LSU, Pasco-Hernando State, South Florida State, St. Catherine, St. Petersburg, State College of Florida, Tulane, ULM, North Florida, South Florida and Webber International.
The three-day tournament will begin on Friday with matches beginning at 12 p.m. ET. Saturday will feature Pair Competition Pool Play and Fiesta Team Cup Competition Pool Play. The pairs play will include six pools of four teams with the No. 1 and No. 2 pairs from each school.
Team pool play is slated to begin at 10 a.m. ET, with pools of four teams playing 1 set to 25 points. Pool play will continue on Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. All teams will advance into Gold or Silver single elimination bracket playoffs.
The Blazers are coming off the Tulane Pelican Classic, where UAB earned a win over Webber International, 3-2, but fell to Tulane, 5-0. In the pairs competition, No. 3 pair Rachel Fairbanks and Sara Rishell won the lower bracket.