Solana Beach duo bring home medal from California Beach Volleyball Association Tournament


Rita “Ellie” Auerbach and Evelyn “Evie” Gonzalez competed in the CBVA Tournament recently in Hermosa Beach, representing WAVE Volleyball Club. The pair of spikers were awarded a silver medal for placing second in the silver bracket.

“The competition was amazing,” said Auerbach. “The teams came from as far away as Canada. Evie and I make a great team.”

Playing across three days, the girls competed on the main court several times in front of a growing audience.

“I had no idea we would also be awarded a bid for the ROXVB Series Tour,” said Gonzalez. “It would be fun to go with Ellie to Florida!”

The “Best-of-the-Best National Championships” sponsored by ROX and Molten will be held in late July on Hickory Point Beach, near Orlando.

Auerbach will be a junior at Torrey Pines High School and Gonzalez will be a junior at Canyon Crest Academy.