TUCSON, Ariz. – 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.
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.
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
Order of Finish: 4, 3, 1, 2
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