FULLERTON, Calif. – The Hope International beach volleyball team started their inaugural season 3-0, defeating University of Saint Katherine 3-2, Grossmont College 4-0, and San Diego Mesa College 3-2

Hope International University 3, Saint Katherine 2
1: Makena Houston (FR/Newport Beach, CA)/Measha Lindstrand (SR/Great Falls, MT) vs. Kaylin Henderson/Aubrey Cardoza L 21-12, 15-21, 10-15 
2: Natalie Hadder (JR/Yucapia, CA)/Hailey Manlinguis vs. Chole Gruwell/Angelica Leuluai W 28-26, 21-9
3: Brooke Beresford (SO/Yorba Linda, CA)/Naomi Ruiz (SO/Cypress, CA) vs. Kali Weires/Savannah Minshew L 16-21, 23-25
4: McKenna Lumley/Anna Stevenson (SR/Corona, CA) vs.Olivia Muriel/Ashlynn Ferriera W 21-15, 19-21, 16-14
5: Kyla Kincaid (SR)/Emree Sato (JR/Ewa Beach, HI) vs Sami Jones/Abbey Ward W 21-15, 21-15


Hope International University 4, Grossmont College 1
1: Hailey Manlingus/Natalie Hadder W (21-14, 19-21, 15-9)
2: Makena Houston/Measha Lindstrand L (16-21, 17-21)
3: Anna Stevenson/McKenna Lumley W (18-21, 21-11, 15-8)
4: Brooke Beresford/Naomi Ruiz W (21-14, 21-9)
5: Kyla Kincaid/Emree Sato W (21-17, 21-15)

Hope International University 3, San Diego Mesa College 2
1: Makena Houston/Measha Lindstrand L (21-14, 21-13)
2: Hailey Manlingus/Natalie Hadder W (21-19, 17-21, 12-15)
3: Anna Stevenson/McKenna Lumley L (21-12, 15-21, 11-15)
4: Brooke Beresford/Naomi Ruiz W (21-9, 12-21, 15-6)
5: Kyla Kincaid/Emree Sato W (21-17, 26-24)

Up next: The Royals will travel down the road to Vanguard where they will compete on Friday and Saturday.