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Newberry and Sparks Named National Pair of the Week

Apr 6, 2021
Lindsey Sparks (23) and Devon Newberry (13) have a 10-match winning streak.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- UCLA freshman Devon Newberry (Santa Monica, Calif. / Marymount HS) and sophomore Lindsey Sparks (Huntington Beach, Calif. / Edison HS) have been named the AVCA/CollegeBeachVB.com Pair of the Week as announced by the AVCA national office today.

Newberry and Sparks, No. 4 UCLA's dynamic duo on court three went 4-0 against top-three opponents last week. The tandem opened on Saturday with a 25-23, 29-21, 15-11 win against No. 3 LSU's third pair. Then they followed that up with a comeback win against the same duo after dropping the first set to beat LSU's pair 13-21, 21-16, 15-12.

They stayed hot on Sunday with a three-set win against Sara Putt and Maddie Anderson of No. 2 Florida State, which was previously undefeated at 22-0 on the year. UCLA's third pair secured the fourth and final win of the weekend for the Bruins after knocking off Putt and Anderson in two sets. The duo is 9-0 on court three for the Bruins this year while also owning a 4-1 record on court two for an overall record of 13-1.

This is the fifth AVCA/CollegeBeachVB.com Pair of the Week honor for UCLA and first since Megan McNamara and Nicole McNamara on April 2, 2019.

Head Coach: Stein Metzger
AVCA Rankings: Now No. 1, Then No. 4

WEEK RECAP
April 3: def. Toni Rodriguez/Ashlyn Rasnick-Pope (No. 3 LSU)
April 3: def. Toni Rodriguez/Ashlyn Rasnick-Pope (No. 3 LSU)
April 4: def. Sara Putt/Maddie Anderson (No. 2 Florida State)
April 4: def. Sara Putt/Maddie Anderson (No. 2 Florida State)

2021 AVCA/COLLEGEBEACHVB.COM PAIR OF THE WEEK

April 6 Devon Newberry & Lindsey Sparks UCLA
March 30 Xolani Hodel & Kate Reilly Stanford
March 23 Mackenzie Morris & Erika Brok FAU
March 16 Taryn Kloth & Kristen Nuss LSU
March 9 Keara Rutz & Torrey Van Winden Florida State
March 2 Daniela Alvarez & Tanie Morena Mateeva TCU