BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – CSU Bakersfield defeated Glendale College 4-0 in an exhibition beach volleyball dual Friday afternoon on the courts of the Barnes Beach Volleyball Complex.

The Roadrunners took a 2-0 lead after the first flight. The No. 4 doubles team of Kayla Tinker and Ally Barber won in straight sets. At No. 2, the CSUB duo of Jocelyn Rodriguez and Madi Busler won the first set by a 21-6 count against Briana Salinas and Alexsandra Rodriguez and the second set 21-9.

CSUB completed the sweep in the second flight. The No. 5 pair did not participate, however, the ‘Runner No. 3 pair of Ashley Prater and Sarah Garrow clinched the dual for the ‘Runners with a straight sets victory. Sara Little and Carol Grasso, the CSUB No. 1 duo, won 21-6, 21-12 against Tatianna Medina and Josselinne Lima.

CSU Bakersfield (0-12) will head to Northridge, Calif. on Thursday, Apr. 13, for a tri-dual against CSUN and Cal State LA. CSUB’s match against the host Matadors will begin at 11 a.m. while the ‘Runners will take on Cal State LA at 1 p.m.

The CSUB Student Recreation Center was opened in 2009 and is the center of student interaction and wellness at CSU Bakersfield. The $24 million facility houses over 75,000 square feet of both exercise equipment and other spaces for fitness, education and recreation for CSUB students, faculty and staff. In 2012, the SRC, CSUB Athletics, along with donors Steve and Lori Barnes partnered to build the sand courts, home of Roadrunner Beach Volleyball and a place for students & community members to participate in this emerging and exciting sport.

CSU Bakersfield 4, Glendale College 0 (Exhibition)

1. Carol Grasso and Sara Little (CSUB) def. Tatianna Medina and Josselinne Lima (Glendale CC) 21-6, 21-12

2. Jocelyn Rodriguez and Madi Busler (CSUB) def. Briana Salinas and Alexsandra Rodriguez (Glendale CC) 21-6, 21-9

3. Ashley Prater and Sarah Garrow (CSUB) def. Adel Crissa-Ortega and Marina Manokian 21-2, 21-10

4. Kayla Tinker and Ally Barber (CSUB) def. Cello Mitchell and Melanie Eaffore 21-7, 21-11


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