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birmingham – The UAB beach volleyball team is ready to host the first of two tournaments in Birmingham with the UAB Beach Classic this Friday and Saturday, March 31 to April 1, on the courts of the UAB campus.

The Blazers welcome Austin Peay, Jacksonville State, Mercer and ULM to Birmingham, and will play Friday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Below is the full schedule:

Friday, March 31

8 a.m. – Jacksonville State vs. ULM
10 a.m. – Jacksonville State vs. Austin Peay
12:00 – Mercer vs. ULM
2:00 p.m. UAB-Austin Peay
16:00 UAB-Mercer

Saturday, April 1

8 am – ULM vs. Austin Peay
10 a.m. – Jacksonville State vs. Mercer
12:00 UAB-ULM
2:00 p.m. – Austin Peay vs. Mercer
16:00 – UAB vs. Jacksonville State

(Blazer Beach is located at the corner of 6he Av. Sur and 11he Street, adjacent to Bartow Arena).

The Blazers enter the tournament with a 9-10 overall mark and are coming off a highly competitive tournament at March To May in Gulf Shores, where they finished 2-4 overall with a win over No. 19 Tulane. All four of their losses came to teams that were ranked within the top 20.

brooke pertuit and jasmine haas lead the way for the Blazers as they share a team-best overall record of 11-8 and are 9-6 together as a couple. senior fifth year emma andraca he arrives this weekend needing three wins to become the UAB career leader in all-time wins. She enters the tournament with 50 career wins to her name.

UAB have historically done well against this weekend’s field with a winning record against all teams. The Blazers are 5-0 against Austin Peay and Jacksonville State, 13-9 against Mercer and 11-4 against ULM.

ULM enters the contest with an overall record of 19-1 and is playing its toughest tournament of the season this weekend. They are followed by Austin Peay at 11-5, Mercer at 3-17 and Jacksonville State at 0-9-3.

Entry to the tournament is free and open to all. For more information about the UAB beach volleyball team, be sure to follow @UAB_BVB on Twitter and Instagram.


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