HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. – After advancing out of pool play yesterday Madison Fitzpatrick and Alaina Chacon went 3-0 today to advance to the semifinals of the USAV Collegiate Pairs Championship.
Fitzpatrick and Chacon went 3-0 with three straight-set wins. They started the day with a 21-14, 21-19 win over LSU’s Coens and Domanski. The pair backed their first win up with a 21-12, 21-7 win over another LSU pair, Powers and Agnew. The Seminole duo capped off their day with a 21-14, 21-19 win over Stanford’s Ekstrom and Ashkinos.
The remaining two Florida State pairs went 1-1 on the day. Payton Rund and Sara Putt started with a 21-19, 21-15 win over Santa Ana College before losing in their second match to get eliminated. Brooke Kuhlman and Avery Poppinga won their first match in three sets over Reinking and Stevens of Long Beach State. They lost in the next round to Bauer and Kraft of Pepperdine.
Fitzpatrick and Chacon wrap up play tomorrow. They start at 10 am PST against reigning USAV Pairs champs Coppola and Nuss out of LSU. The championship match is at 3 pm PST and the third place match is at 12 pm PST. The championship match will be broadcast live on NBCSN.
Single Elimination Day One Results
Madison Fitzpatrick/Alaina Chacon (FSU) def. Allison Coens/Hunter Domanski (LSU) 21-14, 21-19
Payton Rund/Sara Putt (FSU) def. Nourse/Nourse (Santa Ana College) 21-19, 21-15
Brooke Kuhlman/Avery Poppinga (FSU) def. Nicci Reinking/Sydney Stevens (LBSU) 15-21, 21-16, 15-11
Bauer/Kraft (Pepperdine) def. Brooke Kuhlman/Avery Poppinga (FSU) 21-12, 23-25, 15-12
Kruidhof/Molina (LBSU) def. Sara Putt/Payton Rund (FSU) 21-11, 21-17
Madison Fitzpatrick/Alaina Chacon (FSU) def. Powers/Agnew (LSU) 21-12, 21-7
Madison Fitzpatrick/Alaina Chacon (FSU) def. Ekstrom/Ashkinos (Stanford) 21-14, 21-19