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Sunday, April 11, 2004


Garcia hospitalized during Rip Curl Cup

Kauai surfer Sunny Garcia collapsed on the beach at Bells Beach, Torquay, Victoria, Australia yesterday.

Garcia was winning his heat against Taylor Knox in the Rip Curl Pro when he told Knox that he had a severe headache and had to quit. Garcia collapsed when he landed on the beach and was rushed to a hospital an hour away.

Vulcans split doubleheader with Hornets

David Chu's bases-loaded single to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Hawaii-Hilo to a 4-3 victory over Sacramento State in the first game of yesterday's doubleheader at Simmons Field in Kailua-Kona.

But the Hornets struck back to score three runs in the first inning of the second game and salvaged a split with a 4-3 win of their own.

UH-Hilo's John Matson gave up five hits en route to a complete-game victory in the first game. Sean Tamura drove in two runs for the Vulcans. Sacramento State starter Andy Mohr picked up the win in the second game. Hornets third baseman Pedro Santiago went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs.

Softball games washed out: Yesterday's scheduled softball doubleheader between UH-Hilo and Brigham Young-Hawaii was canceled due to rain.

Sea Warriors claim PacWest tennis title

The top-ranked Hawaii Pacific men's tennis team defeated Brigham Young-Hawaii 5-2 to capture the Pacific West Conference tournament title yesterday in Laie.

HPU's Mikael Maatta defeated BYUH's Dillon Porter in singles and teamed with Christian Lindberg for a doubles victory to lead the Sea Warriors. HPU also got singles wins from Lindberg and Sasa Pirc and a doubles victory from the team of Gabor Jaross and Moritz Szelzki.

In other matches, third-seeded UH-Hilo defeated Western New Mexico 5-0.

Seasiders claim women's crown: Top-seeded BYUH swept past Hawaii-Hilo 5-0 to claim the PacWest women's title.

The Seasiders got doubles wins from the teams of Adrienn Hegedus and Jing Jing Liu, Judy Weng and Amy Sun, and Anna Lewis and Guianna Korinihona. Hegedus and Liu then dropped just two games between them to complete the sweep with singles victories.

In another match, third-seeded HPU swept Chaminade 5-0.

Monroe qualifies for NCAAs in long jump

Hawaii junior Tasha Monroe posted an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 6.03 meters in the long jump to highlight yesterday's Sunset Series track and field meet at Cooke Field.

UH freshman Kelly Young set a school record with a time of 5:13.05 in the 1,500-meter steeplechase and set a personal best with a time of 2:12.55 in the 800-meter run. Freshman Eva Tanner set a school record with a pole vault of 3.30 meters.


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