Aikau Invitational on hold
Despite conditions reaching the minimum 20-foot-plus range yesterday at Waimea Bay, the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau was not held yesterday.
The holding period for the contest, the longest-running big wave event in the world, runs through Feb. 29.
Competitors, including Peter Mel, Ross Clarke-Jones, Jamie Sterling, Brock Little and recent Mavericks winner Greg Long, traveled overnight in order to be at Waimea at sunrise in case the contest was on yesterday. The decision was made by director George Downing to wait for better conditions.
For current information, the Web site is www.quiksilver.com.
Heinemann earns weekly tennis honor
Hawaii's Sascha Heinemann was named the Western Athletic Conference player of the week in tennis yesterday, the first of this season and the third of his career.
Heinemann, a junior from Germany, defeated 98th-ranked Mathieu Thibaudeau of Alabama at the No. 1 singles position, 6-3, 6-3. Heinemann, No. 50 in the ITA preseason rankings, is 11-5 in singles play.
The Warriors host Florida State at 3 p.m. Thursday at the UH Tennis Complex.
Warriors stay at No. 12 in poll
Despite two losses last week, the Hawaii men's volleyball team remained ranked 12th in the CSTV/AVCA Division I-II Coaches Top 15.
The Warriors (1-4, 0-2) lost both of their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matches to Long Beach State. The 49ers (4-0, 2-0) traded places with Stanford (3-1, 1-1), moving up to fifth while the Cardinal dropped to sixth.
The top four spots remained the same: BYU (2-0, 2-0) with 11 first-place votes, Pepperdine (2-0, 2-0) with four first-place votes, Penn State (4-0, 1-0) with one first-place vote, and UCLA (4-1, 2-0).
Hawaii returns to action next week at home against UC San Diego Jan. 23 and 25.