Hawaii Beat

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Fitzgerald upsets No. 7 Hollands

Rainbow Wahine senior Lauren Fitzgerald posted a win over Arizona's Dianne Hollands, the No. 7-ranked player in the preseason Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, defeating Hollands in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 (7).

The victory was the lone one of the day for the University of Hawaii women's tennis team, who lost the remaining three singles and all three doubles matches against the Wildcats on the second day of the Rainbow Wahine Invitational at the UH tennis complex.

The match does not count in the team's overall records, but individual match results will count toward each player's records.

Earlier in the day, Texas A&M won all 10 matches against Texas State. The tournament finished up today, with Texas State taking on Arizona at 9 a.m. and UH hosting Texas A&M at 1:30 p.m.

Rainbow Warriors dominate Aggies: The UH men's tennis team opened home play with a 6-1 dual match win over UC Davis at the UH tennis complex.

The Rainbow Warriors lost just two of nine total matches, including one singles and one doubles.

Dalibor Ptak, Bryon Weinberg, Ryan Sceats, Chad Faulk and Derrick Lajola each posted a win for the Warriors in their singles matches. The teams of Ptak/Sceats and Faulk/Weinberg won their doubles matchups.


LPGA Tour returns to Hawaii

The LPGA Tour is returning to Hawaii in 2005.

A $1 million tournament will be played in late February at the Turtle Bay Resort's Arnold Palmer Course on Oahu's North Shore.

The event will be sponsored by South Korean television network Seoul Broadcasting System, which will provide coverage throughout Asia. The last LPGA Tour event in Hawaii was the 2002 Takefuji Classic.

Diaz takes two-stroke lead: At Mobile, Ala., Laura Diaz closed with three birdies for a 5-under 67 yesterday to take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the LPGA Tournament of Champions.

Ching earns MLS award

CARSON, Calif. » Robin Fraser of the Columbus Crew was selected yesterday as Major League Soccer's top defender of 2004, and Joe Cannon of the Colorado Rapids was chosen as the league's top goalkeeper.

Other award winners announced were rookie of the year Clint Dempsey of the New England Revolution and comeback player of the year Brian Ching of the San Jose Earthquakes.

Ching, who prepped at Kamehameha, came back after a ruptured Achilles' tendon sidelined him the last half of the 2003 season, tied Eddie Johnson of Dallas for the league lead in goals with 12.

Myskina upsets top-ranked Davenport

LOS ANGELES » French Open champion Anastasia Myskina upset Lindsay Davenport 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the WTA Championships last night, which could jeopardize the American's hold on the world's No. 1 ranking.

Davenport owns a 351-point lead over No. 2 Amelie Mauresmo, who still has a chance to regain the top spot she held for five weeks after the U.S. Open. Davenport needs to reach Monday night's final to guarantee she'll end the year at No. 1 for the third time in her career.

Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova eliminated Vera Zvonareva with a 6-4, 7-5 victory.

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