Cannon and Martin Tabbed Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week

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    March 28, 2017

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The USC beach volleyball pair of junior Terese Cannon (Pittsford, N.Y.) and senior Nicolette Martin (Anaheim, Calif.) was named Pac-12 Pair of the Week for the week of March 21-27, as announced by the conference on Tuesday, March 28.

    It is the first such honor for the pair but the third time this season that a Trojan duo has taken home the award and the ninth time overall for a USC pair. It is Cannon's first award; the second for Martin, who was also chosen for the first-ever award handed out by the conference on March 8, 2016, with partner Allie Wheeler.

    Cannon and Martin went 5-0 in dual matches to help the Trojans go 5-0 overall as a team. The tandem delivered the clinching point in three of USC's victories and did so each time in straight sets, which included two where they won, 21-9. The tandem defeated Brittnay Estes and Kekai Whitford of Loyola Marymount, 21-15, 21-15, and then took down Macy Jerger and Victoria Paranagua from No. 4 Florida State, 21-17, 22-20.

    The pair also beat Julia Mannisto and Carly Schnieder of No. 9 South Carolina, 21-13, 21-12, and then put up a win over Kaylee Anderson and Emily Carroll of No. 13 Stetson, 21-14, 21-9. In their final dual of the week, they defeated Amie Held and Natalie Wilson of No. 9 Georgia State, 21-9, 21-14. Overall, Cannon and Martin went 6-1 including two matches in the USC-LMU pairs' tournament. Their only loss was to seniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes in the semis. Cannon and Martin have won 13 matches this season.

    The top-ranked Women of Troy (16-0) carry a 46-match winning streak into the week and will host California (8-1) in a dual today (March 28) at Merle Norman Stadium at 4 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Los Angeles and Pac-12 Bay Area. USC then heads north to face San Jose State, Saint Mary's College, and San Francisco this weekend.

    For more information on the two-time national champion USC beach volleyball team and a complete schedule, please visit USCTrojans.com and follow @USCBeach on Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram, and Snapchat.

    ALL-TIME USC PAC-12 BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIRS OF THE WEEK

    2016
    Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler -- No. 3 (Mar. 8)
    Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes -- No. 1 (Mar. 21)
    Jenna Belton and Abril Bustamante -- No. 4 (Mar. 28)
    Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes -- No. 1 (Apr. 11)
    Sophie Bukovec and Alexa Strange -- No. 2 (Apr. 18)
    Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes -- No. 1 (Apr. 25)

    2017
    Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes -- No. 1 (Mar. 7)
    Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer -- No. 5 (Mar. 21)
    Terese Cannon and Nicolette Martin -- No. 3 (Mar. 28)