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CIF Beach Volleyball: Wilson’s Eckenrode, Adams Place Ninth in Pairs Tournament

Wilson’s duo of Kate Eckenrode and Simrin Adams led the way for Long Beach at this year’s CIF-SS Beach Volleyball Individual Pairs Championships, held recently at the Newland Courts in Huntington Beach.

Eckenrode and Adams advanced out of their group stage and finished in a tie for ninth place out of 64 pairs competing in the tournament. They finish the season with an overall record of 22-3 as a pair.

The Bruins fell against a talented duo from Huntington Beach High School, dropping a 21-17, 21-17 result to Haylee LaFontaine and Dani Sparks, who are both committed to play beach volleyball at Cal Poly.

Millikan also had representation in the pairs competition, with Sophia Orbiso and Olivia Jean Smith, plus Bethany Arnold and Lila Walters each making it to pool play.

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Tyler Hendrickson
Tyler Hendrickson was born and raised in Long Beach, and started covering sports in his hometown in 2010. After five years as a sportswriter, Tyler joined the athletic department at Long Beach State University in 2015. He spent more than four years in the athletic communications department, working primarily with the Dirtbags baseball program. Tyler also co-authored of The History of Long Beach Poly: Scholars & Champions.