Ustyuzhanina wins, then bows out of tourney
Brigham Young-Hawaii's Julia Ustyuzhanina won the NCAA women's Divison II singles title at yesterday's Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Small College Championships in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Ustyuzhanina defeated Suzanna Calvante of West Florida 6-4, 6-0. Ustyuzhanina then withdrew from the singles and doubles portion of the tourney's Super Bowl, which pitted winners from NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and junior college.
She was leading Marta Simic of Broward Junior College 6-4, 4-2 before withdrawing because the finals of the Super Bowl are held on Sunday and it's against BYUH's policy to compete on Sunday. Ustyuzhanina and Tetyana Bula were leading Hiroko Nishikawa and Amanda Yogus of Hillsborough JC 6-0, 5-1 before dropping out.
On the men's side, BYUH's Junyoung Kim defeated Thomas Provost of Valdosta State 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 for fifth place.
Warrior golfers rally for sixth place
The University of Hawaii men's golf team shot a final round 296 to move from 12th to a tie for sixth on the final day of the Fresno/Lexus Classic at Fairfax, Calif.
UH finished the tournament 31-over-par at 883. Pierre-Henri Soero led the comeback, firing a two-under-par 69 to finish tied for 19th at 220. Kyle Walters led the Warriors with a three-over-par 74 to finish tied for 16th at 219. Nevada's Casey Watabu, a Kauai High graduate, also tied for 16th.
Denver won the tournament at 858, followed by San Diego State at 865. Denver's Charlie Soule finished three-under-par to win the tournament at 210.
Carillo leads UH runners
Sharlene Carillo ran a season-best time of 19:31.19 to lead the Hawaii cross country team to a seventh place finish at the Santa Clara Invitational at Sunnyvale, Calif.
Carillo led the team for the first time this year, placing 43rd on the 5-kilometer course. San Diego State won the eight-team meet with 31 points with runner Lital Azulay winning the individual title at 17:03.10.
Clay, UH coaches at Quarterback Club
Olympian and Castle High graduate Bryan Clay will be at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon.
The world champion decathlete will speak along with University of Hawaii quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison and defensive line coach Vantz Singletary.
The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Hotel Ballroom with the program following at noon. The public is invited.