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The men of Hawaii Pacific stunned Lander (S.C.), the nation's top-rated Division II team, and the No. 1-ranked women of Brigham Young-Hawaii squeezed past No. 2 Lynn (Fla.) in semifinal play of the Blue-Gray Small College Tennis Tournament at Montgomery, Ala., yesterday.
Jacob Nygren's 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 victory over Emil Olsson in the No. 4 singles match gave the the Sea Warriors a 5-4 nod over Lander. HPU coach Henry Somerville called it "probably the biggest win in the program's history."
The Sea Warriors were to play defending NAIA Oklahoma City today for the men's tournament title.
The unbeaten BYUH women were to meet No. 2 NAIA power Auburn-Montgomery for the women's crown. They edged Lynn, 5-4, yesterday, winning two of the three doubles matches after a 3-3 split in singles.
Gerhardt ties HR markGabe Gerhardt hit a home run to tie Benny Agbayani's Hawaii Pacific career record of 14 and Scott Suraci also homered for the Sea Warriors in a 7-4 baseball loss to Cal State Stanislaus yesterday at Turlock, Calif.
The setback dropped HPU to 15-16. CS Stanislaus is 12-24.
UH swept in water poloThe University of Hawaii women's water polo team lost to third-seeded Stanford, 14-2, and No. 6 San Diego State, 7-4, yesterday in their first two matches of the 10-team Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at San Jose, Calif.
The Wahine (15-10) were to face No. 10 Pacific and No. 2 UCLA today.
USGI golf clinicsThe United States Golf Institute will conduct golf clinics next week.
Monday, there will be two sessions at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa. The first is 9 a.m. to noon, the second 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, instruction will be given at the Koolau Golf Club in Kaneohe from 1-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m.
For more information, call 1-800-407-9915.
Lobos' Okano stands outNew Mexico center fielder Mark Okano, an Aiea High School grad, was named Player of the Week in the Mountain West Conference last week. Okano, a junior, batted .474 (9-for-19), scored five runs and drove in seven for the Lobos.
Crazy Shorts at speedwayTomorrow night is "Crazy Shorts Night" at Hawaii Motor Speedway, with fans wearing multi-colored, raggedy or different-length shorts receiving $1 off admission and the winner of an intermission contest getting a season pass.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 7.
The raceway is located five minutes east of H-1 at Exit 1 (Kalaeloa Blvd.
HPU No. 2 in dance, cheersThe Hawaii Pacific University dance team and cheerleading squad each finished second in the NCA College Cheer and Dance Championships yesterday at Daytona Beach, Fla.
About 150 teams competed