Hawaii surfer Sunny Garcia eliminated Rob Machado at the Quicksilver Pro at the Restaurants break in Fiji yesterday.
Garcia outsurfs Machado
in classic at Restaurants
The duel was one of the best this year, with Garcia following up Machado's 9.0 on one wave with a 9.25 the next.
Garcia ended up winning 22.4 to 19.75.
"Luckily for me the wind was blowing a little strong and playing havoc with the barrels that Rob was getting," Garcia said. "I was fortunate to get some of the set waves ... so I'm happy to make round three."
Fred Patacchia was the only other surfer representing Hawaii yesterday, but he and lost to Richard Lovett of Australia and was eliminated.
Iolani's Jackson named Mountain West MVPIolani's Doug Jackson earned Mountain West baseball tournament MVP honors Saturday after leading BYU to a sweep of San Diego State in the championship round.
Jackson's effort gave the Cougars an automatic bid into the NCAA regionals. He went 6-for-6 over the last two days of the tournament.
Metzger-Wong upset at Huntington BeachHUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. >> Punahou School alumni Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong teamed for a share of third place at yesterday's Huntington Beach Open pro beach volleyball tournament.
Metzger-Wong, seeded first, lost to eventual winners, Eric Fonoimoana and Dax Holdren, in the semifinals. It was the season opener for the Association of Volleyball Professionals.
Metzger-Wong, who tied with Karch Kiraly-Brent Doble for third, earned $5,825. Wong also had the most blocks in the event with 27.
In results for other players with Hawaii ties:
Former Punahou players Mike Lambert and Lee LeGrande finished tied for seventh, as did former University of Hawaii setter Albert Hannemann and his teammate Jeff Nygaard.
Former Rainbow Sean Scott and teammate Todd Rogers tied for fifth; and former Honolulu resident Danalee Bragado and teammate Rachel Wacholder finished tied for seventh.