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Arizona Sweeps Its Final Home Tournament

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Arizona defeated New Mexico and Utah to wrap up the 2018 regular season.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona concluded the 2018 regular season with victories over New Mexico and Utah on Friday at Bear Down Beach. UA defeated New Mexico 5-0 and Utah 3-2 on senior day, closing out the regular season with a 19-10 record.

In Arizona’s first match of the day, the team met New Mexico (9-13) for the second time this season and earned a 5-0 victory. The No. 1, 4, and 5 pairs defeated the Lobos in straight sets. UA’s No. 2 paid of Kacey Nady and Olivia Hallaran battled through three sets and were victorious in the third, 21-15, 19-21, 15-9. New Mexico’s Chloe Crappell and Yasmin Tan fell to Hailey Devlin and Stephany Purdue 21-12, 11-21, 7-15.

As the day came to a close, Arizona faced Utah (3-10) in a close match, but ultimately came out with a 3-2 win. Arizona’s No. 1 and 3 pair fell to the Utes, but the No. 4 and 5 pair tied up the duel. Olivia Hallaran and Kacey Nady battled to three sets and notched a victory over Utah’s Bailey Choy and Tawnee Luafalemana, 21-13, 19-21, 15-12.

Full Results:

#14 Arizona 5 def. New Mexico 0
Bear Down Bash
Bear Down Beach • Tucson, Ariz.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Records: Arizona (19-10), New Mexico (9-13)
1. Natalie Anselmo/Olivia Macdonald (ARIZ) def. Maddie Irwin/Erin Martin (UNM) 21-15, 21-16
2. Kacey Nady/Olivia Hallaran (ARIZ) def. Eastyn Baleto/Lauren Twitty (UNM) 21-15, 19-21, 15-9
3. Hailey Devlin/Stephany Purdue (ARIZ) def. Chloe Crappell/Yasmin Tan (UNM) 12-21, 21-11, 15-7
4. Brooke Burling/Jonny Baham (ARIZ) def. Mercedes Pacheco/Carly Beddingfield (UNM) 21-16, 21-10
5. Caroline Cordes/Makenna Martin (ARIZ) def. Emily Nenninger/Abbey Willison (UNM) 21-14, 21-10

#14 Arizona 3 def. Utah 2
Bear Down Bash
Bear Down Beach • Tucson, Ariz.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Records: Arizona (19-10), Utah (3-10)
1. Dani Barton/Adora Anae (UTAH) def. Natalie Anselmo/Olivia Macdonald (ARIZ) 17-21, 21-17, 15-12
2. Olivia Hallaran/Kacey Nady (ARIZ) def. Bailey Choy/Tawnee Luafalemana (UTAH) 21-13, 19-21, 15-12
3. Melissa Powell/Kenzie Koerber (UTAH) def. Hailey Devlin/Stephany Purdue (ARIZ) 13-21, 21-19, 15-9
4. Brooke Burling/Jonny Baham (ARIZ) def. Berkeley Oblad/Brianna Doehrmann (UTAH) 21-12, 21-14
5. Caroline Cordes/Makenna Martin (ARIZ) def. Lauga Gauta/Lauren Sproule (UTAH) 21-15, 21-6

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