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Cal Poly Beach Volleyball Sweeps Day One of TCU Tournament

Cal Poly Beach Volleyball Sweeps Day One of TCU Tournament

FORT WORTH, Texas — The duos of sophomore Emily Sonny and partner junior Samantha Manley and sophomore Heather Pembroke and freshman Macy Gordon won both their matches Saturday to both remain undefeated this season as the Cal Poly beach volleyball team beat both Arizona State and TCU at the first day of TCU's Fight in the Fort Tournament.

The No. 8 Mustangs beat the Sun Devils in the first match of the day 4-1. They followed that up by beating the No. 14 ranked host Horned Frogs 4-1 to win its third match in a row and improve their record to 6-2.

The No. 2 pairing of Sonny and Manley easily defeated Arizona State's Kara Woodard and Halle Harker 21-7, 21-8. At the No. 5 spot, Pembroke and Gordon beat ASU's Samantha Plaster and Kate Baldwin 17-21, 22-20, 15-11.

Cal Poly also picked up wins at the No. 1 spot as sophomore Torrey Van Winden and freshman Tia Miric beat Kwin Johnson and Mia Rivera 21-15, 21-11. At the No. 4 spot, the duo of junior Adlee Van Winden and senior Taylor Nelson won their first match of the season as a pairing, winning 21-14, 21-12 over Katie Cross and Cierra Flood.

This is the second time this season the Mustangs defeated Arizona State. They beat the Sun Devils 3-2 last weekend when they played in Tempe.

Against the Horned Frogs, Sonny and Manley started off by beating Jillian Bergeson and Jaelyn Greene 23-21, 21-18. With their two wins Saturday, they now have an 8-0 record to begin the season.

Playing their match against TCU at the No. 3 spot, Nelson and Adlee Van Winden beat Molly Scheel and Hannah Rogers 21-15, 21-13. Miric and Torrey Van Winden won their match at the No. 1 spot 21-12, 21-19 over Cassie House and Haven Hill.

Pembroke and Gordon also won their match at the No. 5 spot, beating Brooke Sassin and Jordan Westendorff 17-21, 21-18, 15-10. With the two wins Saturday, the No. 5 Mustangs duo is now 7-0 this season.

Cal Poly continues tournament play Sunday when they take on Tulane at 10 a.m.