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No. 1 UCLA Rallies to Beat No. 4 Florida State, 3-2

Mar 18, 2022
Natalie Myszkowski (9) and Sophie Moore (8) remained undefeated to keep the Bruins undefeated with a three-set win on court four.

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GULF SHORES, Ala. -- No. 1 UCLA (11-0) remained undefeated on the year with a 3-2 come-from-behind win over No. 4 Florida State (10-3) in the Bruins' second dual of the March to May event at Gulf Beach Place. UCLA improved to 11-7 all-time against FSU with its seventh-straight win over the Seminoles.

Maddie Anderson and Brook Bauer defeated sophomore Lexy Denaburg and junior Abby Van Winkle in straight sets on court one, 21-19, 21-11, to put FSU up 1-0.

Then Alaina Chacon and Madison Fitzpatrick defeated senior Lea Monkhouse and sophomore Rileigh Powers on court two to put FSU up 2-0 with a 21-14, 21-15 victory.

The Bruins' rally began on court three where sophomore Devon Newberry and redshirt sophomore Jaden Whitmarsh took down Keara Rutz and Alex Hilton, 26-24, 21-14.

Florida graduate transfer Marlie Monserez and freshman Jessie Smith tied the dual at 2-2 with a come-from-behind win on court five over Kate Privett and Raelyn White, 18-21, 21-18, 15-9.

The Bruins' undefeated freshman duo of Natalie Myszkowski and Sophie Moore also had to rally to remain undefeated and seal UCLA's 3-2 win on court four over Anna Long and Jordan Polo, 17-21, 21-18, 15-12.

The Bruins will continue the March to May event tomorrow with No. 13 Georgia State (7:00 a.m. PT) and No. 20 Tulane (3:00 p.m. PT).

No. 1 UCLA def. No. 4 Florida State, 3-2
Gulf Beach Place • Gulf Shores, Ala.
Friday, Mar. 18, 2022 • 3:00 PM PT
Records: UCLA (11-0), FSU (10-3)
1. Maddie Anderson/Brook Bauer (FSU) def. Lexy Denaburg/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) 21-19, 21-11
2. Alaina Chacon/Madison Fitzpatrick (FSU) def. Lea Monkhouse/Rileigh Powers (UCLA) 21-14, 21-15
3. Devon Newberry/Jaden Whitmarsh (UCLA) def. Keara Rutz/Alex Hilton (FSU) 26-24, 21-14
4. Sophie Moore/Natalie Myszkowski (UCLA) def. Anna Long/Jordan Polo (FSU) 17-21, 21-18, 15-12
5. Marlie Monserez/Jessie Smith (UCLA) vs. Kate Privett/Raelyn White (FSU) 18-21, 21-18, 15-9
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3, 5, 4*