Tulane beach volleyball puts up solid performance at White Sands tournament

Dustin Birnbaum, Contributing Reporter

In its first preseason tournament games in Gulf Shores, Alabama, the Green Wave beach volleyball team went 3-0 at the White Sands Volleyball Courts.

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Ellie Leitko bumps a ball.

Three of the team’s pairs also went undefeated. The duo of junior Ashley Delgado and sophomore Ellie Leitko proved to be too much for their opponents, junior Gabriella Becerra and freshman Ashton Mares were a force to be reckoned with and sophomore Kilani Daane and senior Eva Torruella stopped at nothing to win. 

Freshman Samantha Mehlman and junior Addie Hermstad also had success at White Sands, going 2-1 in their matches. In their first game together, freshmen Kendall Peters and junior Rio Frohoff proved to be a dynamic duo. They won a very competitive first match but lost the second. In the third game, they fell behind early but managed to come back and take another win.

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Gabriella Becerra passes the ball.

The team hopes to continue its preseason success from Alabama. Next on tap is a home preseason tournament on Nov. 9. The next day, the team will be traveling to Baton Rouge to play in LSU’s preseason tournament.

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