TUCSON, Ariz.—No. 8 Arizona (10-6) defeated CSU Bakersfield 5-0 in the final match for the Roadrunners at the Wildcat Spring Challenge Saturday morning.
CSUB did not field a team at No. 5 due to injury, so the Roadrunners forfeited that match. At No. 1, the Witt twins, Madison and McKenna, defeated Carol Grasso and Sara Little 21-8, 21-18. Olivia Hallaran and Olivia Macdonald defeated Jocelyn Rodriguez and Sarah Garrow 21-17, 21-14 in the No. 2 match.
Hailey Devlin and Sam Manley earned a straight sets (21-13, 21-17) victory at No. 3 against Sarah Garrow and Ashley Prater before Mia Mason and Kendra Dahlke defeated Emily Lopes and Hannah Manzanares 21-9, 21-11 to finish the dual at No. 4.
“Even with all the limitations that we had for today, we came out strong,” said CSUB head coach Cesar Benatti. “However, it wasn’t strong enough to pull out the win. We were definitely better than the last two matches considering that Arizona is one of the best teams in the country.”
CSUB (0-12) returns home Friday when the Roadrunners host an exhibition against Glendale College.
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 collaborated 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.