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Denaburg/Simo Named Pac-12 Pair of the Week

Mar 31, 2021
It is the first time this season the duo has earned the weekly honor and is Simo's fifth-career recognition (photo by Han Duong).

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SAN FRANCISCO -- UCLA senior Savvy Simo (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. / Torrey Pines HS) and freshman Lexy Denaburg (Merritt Island, Fla. / Merritt Island HS) have been named the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week as announced by the league office today.

The Bruins' court one pair of Denaburg and Simo won all five of their matches in straight sets to lead UCLA to a 5-0 week including wins over three ranked teams.

UCLA recorded two wins over No. 7 Pepperdine (4-1, 5-0), where Denaburg and Simo outscored the Waves 84-42.

The duo also led the Bruins to four straight 5-0 sweeps to end the week, while UCLA and the tandem improved to 11-1 for the season.

The duo won all three matches at the the Pac-12 South Invitational without dropping a set while outscoring their opponents from California, Arizona State and Oregon by a combined total of 126-80.

It is the first time this season the duo has earned the weekly honor and is Simo's fifth-career recognition.

ALSO NOMINATED: Brooke Burling & Sarah Blacker, ARIZ; Katelyn Carballo & Lexi Sweeney, ASU; Xolani Hodel & Kate Reilly, STAN; Audrey Nourse & Nicole Nourse, USC; Shayne McPherson & Chloe Loreen, WASH.

2021 PAC-12 BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIR OF THE WEEK

 Week of Pair
March 5 Audrey Nourse/Nicole Nourse, USC
March 10 Hailey Harward/Julia Scoles, USC
March 18 Tina Graudina/Sammy Slater, USC
March 24 Tina Graudina/Sammy Slater, USC
March 31 Savvy Simo/Lexy Denaburg, UCLA