EMERSON, Ga. – For the second-straight day, the Georgia State beach volleyball team split a pair of matches at the CCSA Championship at the LakePoint Sporting Complex. The Panthers opened the day with a tough 5-0 loss to top-seed Florida State before earning an impressive 5-0 win over UNC Wilmington in the final match of pool play.
In the opener, the Seminoles took all five matches in straight sets. The Panthers put up a challenge on all five courts and nearly forced a third set in multiple matches, but the No. 7-ranked Seminoles were too match to overcome.
It was the complete opposite for the Panthers in the afternoon as Georgia State earned the sweep of the Seahawks earning four wins in straight sets.
Georgia State finished pool play of the CCSA Championship going 2-2. The Panthers finished the regular season with a 24-11 mark.
Georgia State will hold out hope for an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament which comes up in early May in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Florida State 5, Georgia State 0
1. Tory Paranagua/Vanessa Freire (FS) def. Annika Van Gunst/Teegan Van Gunst (GSU) 21-16, 21-14
2. Katie Horton/Hailey Luke (FS) def. Tiffany Creamer/Brooke Weiner (GSU) 21-16, 21-13
3. Macy Jerger/Sara Putt (FS) def. Olivia Stasevich/Georgia Johnson (GSU) 21-14, 21-15
4. Brooke Kuhlman/Molly McBain (FS) def. Amie Held/Kate Novack (GSU) 21-16, 21-12
5. Francesca Goncalves/Eva Torruella (FS) def. Allie Elson/Ashley McGinn (GSU) 21-15, 21-19
Georgia State 23-12
Florida State 28-6
Georgia State 5, UNCW 0
1. Annika Van Gunst/Teegan Van Gunst (GSU) def. Nicole Lott/Maddy Kline (UNCW) 21-17, 24-22
2. Tiffany Creamer/Brooke Weiner (GSU) def. JM Lewandowski/Brynn Montgomery (UNCW) 21-10, 21-11
3. Olivia Stasevich/Georgia Johnson (GSU) def. Halle Hunt/Katie McCullough (UNCW) 20-22, 21-17, 15-11
4. Amie Held/Kate Novack (GSU) def. Raquel Rooney/Jaime Thomas (UNCW) 21-17, 21-19
5. Allie Elson/Ashley McGinn (GSU) def. Courtney Mullinax/Sarah Kelly (UNCW) 21-13, 21-18
Georgia State 24-11