Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, March 23, 1999

Tennis sweep
on road for
UH men’s team

The Hawaii men's tennis team recorded its second shutout victory on the road yesterday, blanking Central Connecticut, 7-0, for a 12-5 season record.

Antonio Garcia, Amandeep Singh, Jakob Nilsson, Chad Shibuya, Justin Iwase and Kai Ohuchi won their singles matches to get the ball rolling for the Rainbows.

'Bows in NCAA, world swims

Five Hawaii swimmers --Nick Folker, Eddie Lovell, Greg Phillips, Jeff Stanford and Luis Rojas--will compete in the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday through Saturday at Indianapolis.

After the NCAA meet, five Rainbows will head for the April 1-5 World Championships at Hong Kong.

Folker, Angus McDonald and Simon Thirsk will swim for South Africa; Rojas will represent Venezuela and Matt Kwok will compete for Hong Kong.

Kaneohe wins AJA title

Ryan Fujitani's windblown pop fly to right field fell for a single, scoring Ryan Matsuda with two outs in the ninth inning to give Kaneohe a 14-13 victory over McCully in the championship game of the Oahu Senior AJA playoffs at Hans L'Orange Park Sunday.

After McCully scored twice in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 13, Matsuda drew a one-out walk in the bottom half, took third on a two-out double by Lance Watanabe and scored the winning run on Fujitani's bloop hit.

Aaron Lum went 4-for-6, with a homer and double, to pace McCully.

Haili net play begins

The 42nd Haili Men's Invitational Tournament, Hawaii's largest volleyball tourney, opened today with some 133 teams taking part at four sites in Hilo.

Teams representing Guam, Japan, Utah, California will compete for men's and women's open and A, AA and B titles through Saturday's championships at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

Japan-Oahu goodwill sumo

The 30-man Aichi Prefecture All-Stars, one of Japan's top amateur sumo teams, will join the Oahu Sumo Kyokai in a goodwill tournament Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Manoa Ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center.

There will be brief opening ceremonies and demonstrations on training, rules and techniques, followed by competition at the junior high school, high school and adult levels.

The Oahu team will include Hawaii and U.S. champion Wayne Vierra and six-time national team member Sione Pulotu.

Admission is free and parking is available in the building for $2 with validation.

For more information, call the Japanese Cultural Center at 945-7633.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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