Heinemann is All-WAC and freshman of year
University of Hawaii tennis player Sascha Heinemann was named the Western Athletic Conference freshman of the year. He was also picked to the WAC's first team.
Heinemann went 14-7 in singles.
UH's Ryan Sceats and Bryon Weinberg made the second team. Sceats finished his four-year career with 66 victories. He went 11-2 in singles.
Weinberg, a three-year starter, went 9-12 in singles.
Sceats also made the second team in doubles with partner Jarrod Diepraam. They went 13-9.
The Rainbow Warriors went 10-6 before advancing to and losing in the WAC semifinals.
Prince loses in beach volleyball final
Former University of Hawaii volleyball standout Victoria Prince and partner Jennifer Abernathy made it to the final and lost in the CSTV Collegiate Nationals Beach Volleyball Championships on Saturday.
Paula Gentil and Bibiana Candelas defeated Prince and Abernathy in two straight games to earn a wild-card berth into an Association of Volleyball Professionals Crocs Tour event.
Kennelly makes fourth round of Roxy Pro
Keala Kennelly surfed into the fourth round of the Roxy Pro today at Cloudbreak on Tavarua, an island in Fiji.
In 4- to 6-foot, offshore conditions, Kennelly placed second in her first-round heat to advance to the third round, where she won her heat.
Hawaii's Megan Abubo placed second in the first round, but was eliminated in a second-round loss.
Another Hawaii surfer, Rochelle Ballard, finished third in her first-round heat and won her second-round heat, but is awaiting her third-round heat.
Sea Warriors sweep Vulcans in softball
Hawaii Pacific defeated Hawaii-Hilo 8-5 and 7-6 in a softball doubleheader yesterday at the Sea Warriors' Kaneohe campus field.
The Sea Warriors had 24 hits in the two games and improved to 26-17 overall and 9-5 in the Pacific West Conference.
Freshman Krystal Plunkett led the Sea Warriors by going 3-for-4 in the first game, and pitcher Dayna Berry won her 11th game.
Courtney Kessell earned the win in the second game, and Nicole Kalakau went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
The Vulcans finished their regular season at 29-17. Miki Asamura went 3-for-4 and Natalie Fujimoto hit a three-run homer in the second game for UHH.
Swanson, Takata capture USA Judo titles
Honolulu's Melinda Swanson won the 78kg-plus title at the USA Judo Senior National Championships in Houston last weekend.
Swanson also placed fifth in the women's open.
Wahiawa's Taylor Takata won the men's 66kg title.
Taylor Ibera of Honolulu (third, women's 44kg), Arnold Toriumi of Honolulu (fifth, men's 55kg), Andrew Hung of Pearl City (fifth, men's 81kg) also placed high at the event.