Top men's seed Jesse Walter was knocked off by fifth seed Mikael Maatta, 6-1, 7-6 (4), who advanced to the finals of today's 49th annual Dillingham Grand Prix Tennis Championships at Punahou School yesterday.
Maatta first to advance
to Dillingham tennis final
Maatta will face the winner of the Daouda Ndiaye-Erik Sandblom match today at 1 p.m. They are the second and third seeds.
On the women's side, top-seed Nina Wenger had few problems disposing No. 4 Fleurette Miranti, 6-2, 6-0. She will play the winner of the Nathalia Jung-Sylvia Schenk match at 1 p.m. today.
Matches resume today at 8 a.m. for singles and doubles.
Local women's tennis team wins national titleHonolulu's USTA Hawaii Pacific section tennis team captured the 4.0 Adult National Championships held at Randolph Park in Tucson, Ariz.
Honolulu defeated a team from Hendersonville, Ky., 4-1, in yesterday's championship match. The team captain is Pom Luxton. The other members are Yumi Asai-Lim, Wan Berman, Audrey Chinen, Lani Fujimoto, Anna Hinkley, Gali Huff, Renee Ishida, Delia Lee, Sylvia Lee, Audrey Maeshiro, Joey Murata, Dayna Sato, Li Chune Uyeda and Gwen Yoshimoto.
Niketown raises $45,000 for Oahu schoolsEntry fees for yesterday's Niketown 5K race in Waikiki raised $45,000 for participating public and private schools. Maemae Elementary School was first with $5,000. McKinley High was second with $1,300 and Wilson Elementary placed third with $1,200.
The first-place finisher in the male division was Rich Rogers. Katherine Nichols won the female competition. Both received $300 in Niketown gift certificates.
Rothwell, Ripley and Coller get regatta winsHo'okipa, skippered by Mike Rothwell, No Brakes, skippered by John Coller, and Bon Temps, skippered by Jim Ripley, won their respective classes in the Duke Kahanamoku Regatta sailing race off Oahu's south shore.
James McDowell led Tiare to second place in the PH1 class, followed by Seth Radow's Bull.
Hawaii's OwnMike Fetters, Pirates: The Iolani graduate pitched a perfect ninth in Pittsburgh's 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs to notch his ninth save of the year.
Chris Truby, Astros: The Damien alumnus struck out as a pinch hitter in Houston's 9-2 win over St. Louis.