Seasiders go the distance to win tennis title
Julia Ustyuzhanina and Tetyana Bula of Brigham Young-Hawaii won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Small College Championships for NCAA Division II women's doubles after two matches that ended in super-tiebreakers yesterday in Ft. Myers, Fla.
In the finals, the BYUH duo trailed 4-1 in the super-tiebreaker before rallying to defeat Luisa Copwer and Julia Stupak of Armstrong Atlantic State 4-6, 7-6 (6), (10-8). In the semifinals, the Seasiders pair rallied to win 6-2, 6-7 (4), (10-6) over Annik Biro and Anne Corten of Valdosta State.
The duo advances to the Small College Super Bowl against winners from the NCAA Division III, NAIA and junior college divisions.
In singles play, Ustyuzhanina defeated Lynn's Victoria Weltz 6-0, 6-3 to meet Suzanna Cavalcante of West Florida in today's final. Cavalcante upset top seed Stupak in the semifinals.
On the men's side, BYUH's Junyoung Kim defeated Peter Grimsey of Rockhurst 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) to advance to today's fifth-place match.
In the women's Division III doubles final, Seabury Hall graduate Jenna Mezin and partner Hali Walther of Wellesley lost to Lauren Hom and Maria Menne of Gustavus Adolphus 3-6, 6-1, (10-4).
UH golfers in 12th place after two rounds
The Hawaii men's golf team slipped to 12th place after the first day of the Fresno/Lexus Golf Classic in Fairfax, Calif.
The Warriors were in fifth at five-over-par after the first round, but dropped after a 14-over-par second round to finish the day at 587. San Diego State leads the 15-team field at 567.
UH's Kyle Walters led after the first round by shooting a 3-under 68 before slipping into a tie for 18th at 145.
Dewa named manager of Pearl Country Club
Hitoshi Dewa has been named manager of the Pearl Country Club.
Dewa replaces Hitoshi Itsubo, who was transferred on Sept. 30 to the Aoyama Office of Honda Motor Company in Tokyo. Dewa starts on Oct. 25.
Sea Warriors sweep Vulcans
The Hawaii Pacific volleyball team swept UH-Hilo 30-25, 30-18, 30-17 at the St. Andrew's Priory Gym to earn its seventh straight win.
The Sea Warriors improved to 16-1 for the season, while the Vulcans dropped to 12-6. The teams play again tonight at 7:30.