Women's Beach Volleyball

OEC women's beach volleyball pairs tourney set for Wednesday

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Courtesy of On My Game Photography

The Orange Empire Conference women's beach volleyball pairs tournament begins on Wednesday at 12 p.m. at Irvine Valley.

The tournament, which will determine the pairs that move on to regionals, continues on Friday at 10 a.m. also at IVC.

Irvine Valley, which captured the Orange Empire Conference East Division with a perfect 10-0 record, has several duos with high seeds for the pairs event.

The Lasers' top team of sophomore Renata Bath and freshman Lea Kruse is seeded second and will take on a play-in winner on Wednesday afternoon.

Irvine Valley's second pair of freshmen Anna Unke and Gabriela Griego is seeded 10th and will start in the round of 32 against the 23rd seed of Sophia Peterson and Jennifer Juarez of Golden West.

IVC's third team of sophomores Alyssa Vortouni and Emilie Austin is seeded 20th and will compete against 13th-seeded Faaliga Mikaele and Naomi Ruiz of Santa Ana.

Irvine Valley's fourth and fifth duos will each compete in play-in matches on Wednesday.

The No. 4 team of freshmen Alaina Gendale and Kendall Nolan takes on Santa Ana's Destiny Torres and Liz Uribe and the Laser No. 5 team of freshman Alaina Thomas and sophomore Alison Kent will face Santa Ana's Jasmin Cardona and Kemberly Meza.

The 32-pairs main bracket can be viewed here

And play-in matches, which will be the first contests up on Wednesday, can be seen here

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