Bui-Yap, Swiss duo win East Beach tourneys

UCSB students Connor Bui and Nick Yap won the California Beach Volleyball Association Santa Barbara Men’s B Tournament at East Beach on Saturday, beating East Beach locals Brant “B” Lee and Jared Godinez in the final.

In the Women’s AA Tournament, Rahel Oswald and Rahel Pietroboni of Switzerland defeated Santa Barbara’s Desiree Partlow and Jake Kelly-Campbell in the title match.

In the Men’s B, Bui is a former Los Gatos High star and Yap plays for the UCSB men’s club team. Lee is a longtime beach player, official and beach volleyball instructor; Godinez is a former UCSB player. The teams of Tigre Vega-Justin Reynolds and Chris Elwood-Tim Nestlerode finished tied for third place.

This was the first CBVA Tournament of the season at East Beach.

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