Long Beach State’s No. 5 duo in Jenelle Hudson and Megan Kruidhof earned Big West Pairs Team of the Week Honors for the second time this season.
Senior Jenelle Hudson (San Diego, Calif./Iowa State) and sophomore Megan Kruidhof (Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood HS) went 2-0 last week in a tri-dual with No. 1 USC and CSU Bakersfield. The tandem opened the day with a straight-set victory over league foe CSUB (21-10, 21-15) before rallying from a first-set loss to the Trojans (14-21, 21-19, 15-10). The pair claimed LBSU’s only win over No. 1 USC.
The tandem helped the Beach earn a #1 seed in the Big West Tournament that kicks off this week in Pismo Beach, Calif.
Hudson and Kruidhof are just the second pair this year to earn multiple weekly honors. Others nominated: none