Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Army’s Parrish earns
all-league honors

Star-Bulletin staff

Moanalua graduate Melissa Parrish earned All-Patriot League second-team softball honors as a junior for the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Parrish has been the leadoff hitter and left fielder for the Army team since her freshman year and ranks in the top 5 percent of her class academically.

Moody victorious in Burns Memorial

Sean Moody of Waialua ended Fred Patacchia's dream of four consecutive wins in the Ronnie Burns Memorial Junior Pro, winning the contest held Monday at Kewalo Basin in quality head-high surf.

Top-seed Patacchia was eliminated in his first heat by Wiki Villa and Nathan Carroll, who in turn fell to Moody and eventual third-place finisher Dustin Barca in the quarterfinals.

Another surprise elimination in the semifinals was second seed Joel Centeio, who had enjoyed a string of top-notch results in recent junior pro events.

Kekoa Bacalso finished second.

Jamie O'Brien dominated the expression session, winning Best Air, Futuristic Move and Most Vertical.

Wailea Open tennis to start Friday

The 17th annual Wailea Open Tennis Championships start Friday at 3 p.m. at the Wailea Tennis Club on Maui.

Due to injury, the 2000 men's open singles and doubles champion Kevin Ranken will defend his doubles title only. Jan Ikeda, the 2000 women's open champion, will defend her singles title.

This year's top singles seeds are Daouda Ndiaye of Senegal, a BYU-Hawaii player, and Sylvia Schenck, who recently moved to Oahu from Florida and was previously a world-ranked player.

Merc chosen for All-District team

Brigham Young University-Hawaii tennis player Eddie Merc has been named to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-District 8 Men's Spring At-Large Team (College Division).

Merc, a sophomore from Poprad, Slovakia, helped the Seasiders finish fourth nationally this season by compiling a 23-5 singles record and a 15-3 doubles mark. He is an international business major and maintains a 3.76 grade point average. He was also named earlier to the Pacific West Conference All-Academic team.

Merc finished the season ranked 21st nationally.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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