Finals set in junior tennis
The magical run of Emmett Egger ended yesterday when the 11th seed was eliminated by top-seeded Harry Fowler in the boys singles semifinals of the Hawaii ITF Junior Tournament.
Fowler ousted Egger 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at the Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park courts. Fowler advanced to meet No. 6 Robert Howe, a 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 winner over seventh-seeded Mico Santiago.
On the girls' side, top-seeded Noel Scott was upset by No. 7-seed Brynn Boren, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Boren will face second-seeded Ester Goldfeld in today's final; Goldfeld advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 8 seed Juliana Gajic yesterday.
Fowler and Goldfeld also will compete for their respective doubles titles. Fowler and Gabriel Flores are seeded No. 1 in boys and Goldfeld and Rio Kitagawa are the No. 2 seeds in girls.
Play begins at 10 a.m.
Vulcans top Sea Warriors in baseball
T.J. Brown singled in two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth as Hawaii-Hilo defeated Hawaii Pacific 6-3 in a nonconference baseball game yesterday at the UHH field.
The Vulcans (14-27) got a complete-game performance from Joe Davis, who scattered seven hits and struck out nine in giving up one earned run.
The Sea Warriors (30-17-1) scored all of their runs with two outs in the fourth, highlighted by Paul Nishimura's two-run single to center for a 3-2 advantage.
UHH regained the lead with two outs in the bottom of the seventh on an error that scored two runs.
The teams continue their series with doubleheaders today and tomorrow in Hilo.