UH tennis team snaps skid
The Hawaii men's tennis team took five of six singles matches in defeating Cal Poly 5-2 yesterday at the Mustang Courts in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
The Rainbow Warriors dropped all three doubles matches, but dominated in singles. Andreas Weber led the way for Hawaii (5-10), knocking off Matt Baca 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 1 position.
The Rainbow Warriors will play their final home matches Monday against Azusa Pacific and April 18 against Brigham Young-Hawaii.
Porter earns national award
Brigham Young-Hawaii tennis coach Dave Porter was one of three people presented with the 2006 Tennis Educational Merit Award last week at a luncheon in Tuscon, Ariz.
The award is given to indviduals who have made notable contributions in the tennis education field at the national level. Porter coaches both the men's and women's tennis teams and has won 10 national championships.
Blake invited to play for Fiji
Brigham Young-Hawaii men's soccer player Stephen Blake has been invited to join the Fijian national team.
Blake, who just completed his senior season for the Seasiders, is expected to join the team in time for its upcoming game against the Real Salt Lake Reserves on April 18 in Utah.
The Seasiders women's team is currently ranked No. 1, and the men's team is 14th.
Wily named player of the year
Brigham Young-Hawaii junior Latoya Wily was named the PacWest girls basketball player of the year yesterday and Hawaii-Hilo's Sheila Azevedo was also named to the first team.
Wily led the conference by averaging 22.7 points and 15.1 rebounds per game. She finished second in both minutes played and field-goal percentage and was top-10 in both assists and blocks.
The Seasiders' Kayla Burningham, Constance DeCaires of Hawaii Pacific and Hawaii-Hilo's Amy Kaaiakamanu were selected to the second team. Craig Wiginton, who coached Grand Canyon to the conference title, was named coach of the year and Rosalyn Nelson won freshman of the year honors.