UC Irvine def. Beijing
IRVINE — The host Anteaters swept the exhibition match, 25-22, 25-15, 29-27, in the opening round of the Irvine International tournament at Crawford Court.
A strong serving performance helped UCI earn just its second victory in the third year of the tournament.
UCI used back-to-back aces by sophomore setter Daniel Stork to go ahead, 22-20, to take control of the opening game.
UCI led, 4-0, and 19-8 in the second set, then outlasted the Chinese team in the final set.
UCI meets a team from Japan on Tuesday at 5 p.m.