UH women get first win of the season
The Hawaii women's tennis team earned its first team win of the season yesterday, shutting out Wisconsin-Green Bay 7-0 yesterday at the UH tennis complex.
The Wahine improved to 1-15-1 for the season and earned first-year head coach Jun Hernandez his first collegiate victory.
Sophomore Julia Sandborn set the tone for Hawaii, blanking Kari Petrashek 6-0, 6-0. Junior Florence Wasko followed with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Kristen Leeder. Chloe Bihag, Jacqui Williams, Kana Aikawa and Samanta Cappella earned Hawaii's other singles wins.
The Rainbow Wahine host UC Davis on Monday at 10 a.m.
Wiktorsson gets first All-America honor
Hawaii diver Mats Wiktorsson finished 16th in the 3-meter springboard on the second day of the NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championship at Atlanta yesterday.
Wiktorsson's effort earned him the first All-America honor of his career. Wiktorsson will get a chance at another All-America honor today when he participates in the platform diving competition.
UH swimmer Thomas Winkler finished the 100 backstroke in 48.21 seconds to take 17th place yesterday and will compete in the 200 back today.
Gatorade honors Kuehu
Punahou's Shawna-Lei Kuehu was named the Hawaii Girls Basketball Player of the Year yesterday by Gatorade.
Kuehu, a sophomore, is now a finalist for the national player of the year to be announced next month.
The 5-foot-10 forward led Punahou to the state championship by averaging a double-double (14.7 points and 10.6 rebounds) throughout the season.
Kuehu joins Shanna-Lei Dacanay (Punahou), Nancy Hoist (Konawaena) and Megan Ching (Kamehameha) as recent winners.