USTA Challenger tennis coming up
Defending champion Michael Russell and 2006 champion Frank Dancevic headline the men's draw of the ninth USTA Challenger later this month at the Kohala Tennis Gardens at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
Two-time winner Melinda Czink of Hungary is also back to lead the women's field.
The qualifying draw runs Jan. 19 and 20, with the main draw Jan. 21-27.
The purse is $100,000 for men's and women's singles and doubles.
Matches begin at 10 a.m. daily. Admission is free through Jan. 23 with a $10 charge each of the final three days.
For more information, call (808) 886-2222 (Big Island) or visit the www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com Web site.
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Vulcans coach Inouye steps down
Gordon Inouye has left his position as men's soccer coach at Hawaii-Hilo to become a volunteer special assistant to UHH athletic director Kathleen McNally, the school announced yesterday.
"Gordon will focus on developing our soccer field as well as other community-based initiatives," McNally said.
Inouye helped build both the men's and women's teams from scratch for their inaugural Pacific West Conference seasons in 2006, serving as the Vulcans' director of soccer operations and primarily coaching the men's team.