Saturday, April 07, 2012
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer sand volleyball team booked the program's first victory on Saturday, topping Tulane 3-2 at the Mercer sand volleyball complex. The Bears' win moved the team to 1-5 on the year while Tulane fell to 1-7.
Mercer got off to a strong start in the first flight, as the No. 1 duo of Cassie Roy and Jamie Duffy earned a 2-1 (21-16, 19-21, 15-11) victory over Tulane's Grace Weaver and Cori Martone.
In the next flight, Mercer's No. 2 team of Caroline Carlton and Emily Rochefort swept the Tulane faction of Milena Dragovic and Nikki Osuna in straight sets.
Mercer's No. 3 pairing of Monica Sanchez and Jennifer Katona secured the team's victory, overpowering Tulane's representatives with scores of 21-13 and 21-14.
Tulane earned wins in the fourth and fifth flights, wrapping up the day's action.