Wildcat Sand Volleyball leaves a mark - Tucson News Now

Wildcat Sand Volleyball leaves a mark

Posted: Updated:
Tucson, AZ -

In a historic day in Arizona Athletics history, the Wildcats swept Arizona Christian 5-0 in the inaugural sand volleyball season opener on Friday at the Arizona Sand Volleyball Courts.

The Arizona No. 4 team of Allie Cook and Penina Snuka earned the program's first ever pairs victory as they defeated Carlee Swanson and Karleigh McClure, 21-8, 21-5. 

Just a few minutes later on court 1, the Arizona team of Rachel Rhoades and Ronni Lewis won a straight set match against Betsy Caulfield and Aly Furno, 21-16, 21-13. Rhoades-Lewis clinched the win for the Wildcats as Arizona Christian was forced to forfeit at the No. 5 position due to an injury.

In the next round of competition, Arizona's No. 1 team of Madi Kingdon and Jane Croson earned a straight set victory over Samantha McCants and Haley Worden, 21-12, 21-6.

Meanwhile, the team of Madison and McKenna Witt clinched the sweep for the Wildcats at the No. 2 position as they defeated Kailaa Heaney and Sydney Smith, 21-8, 21-5.

The Wildcats will be back in action tomorrow as the Arizona Invitational continues at 10 a.m. The U of A will take on Grand Canyon before closing out the tournament against Arizona State at 4 p.m.

Arizona 5, Arizona Christian 0

#1 Madi Kingdon/Jane Croson (Ariz) def. Samantha McCants/Haley Worden (ACU), 21-12, 21-6

#2 Madison Witt/McKenna Witt (Ariz) def. Kailaa Heaney/Sydney Smith (ACU), 21-8, 21-5

#3 Rachel Rhoades/Ronni Lewis (Ariz) def. Betsy Caulfield/Aly Furno (ACU), 21-16, 21-13

#4 Allie Cook/Penina Snuka (Ariz) def. Carlee Swanson/Karleigh McClure (ACU), 21-8, 21-5

#5 Emily Kiser/Sarah Seiber (Ariz) won by forfeit

Order of Finish: 4, 3, 1, 2

Copyright 2014 Arizona Athletics. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Growing Pains

    Growing Pains

     Wildcat freshman corner reacts to getting singled out against UNLV.

     Wildcat freshman corner reacts to getting singled out against UNLV.

  • "The Jet"... is a Rocket

    "The Jet"... is a Rocket

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:15:22 GMT
    A person with knowledge of the deal says the Houston Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a trade with Sacramento.
    A person with knowledge of the deal says the Houston Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a trade with Sacramento.
  • Pima evens out

    Pima evens out

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:26 AM EDT2014-08-31 06:26:37 GMT
    The Pima Community College football team struck first in its home opener at the Kino North Grandstand against Eastern Arizona College on Saturday but gave up 21 unanswered points in a loss.
    The Pima Community College football team struck first in its home opener at the Kino North Grandstand against Eastern Arizona College on Saturday but gave up 21 unanswered points in a loss.
Powered by WorldNow