Hawai'i Pair Defeats No. 2 Pepperdine and No. 4 Long Beach State
Hawaii's 1/2 pair in senior Katie Spieler (Santa Barbara, Calif./Dos Pueblos HS) and freshman Emily Maglio (Coquitlam, B.C., Canada/Pinetree econdary School) captured the Big West's first-ever Beach Pairs Team of the Week honor after defeating No. 2 Pepperdine and No. 4 Long Beach State at the Pepperdine Kick-Off Tourney.
On Sunday, the new pair in Spieler and Maglio took down Pepperdine's Kaity Bailey and Delaney Knudsen, 21-19, 21-16.
The duo later teamed up at No. 1 court and defeated No. 4 Long Beach State's Rachel Nieto and Kobi Pekich, 21-18, 21-13 in the Rainbow Wahine's 4-1 win over LBSU.
While playing with a different partner Friday, Maglio recorded a 1-1 mark at No. 3 with a win over UCLA.
Maglio finished the weekend with a 3-2 record over the weekend while Spieler went 2-2.
Others nominated: Sydney Hayner and Carrol Grasso (CSUB), Morea Wagner and Megan Kruidhof (LBSU), Lana Brown and Hannah Meadows (SAC)