Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

UH’s Wallace
improving in Las Vegas

From staff and wire reports

Doctors have upgraded Hawaii coach Riley Wallace's condition, university officials said yesterday.

Wallace, who is recovering from brain surgery last Friday, was in good condition and remains at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. He was expected to be released yesterday, but will remain there for at least another day.

"The doctors will perform a CT scan tomorrow to make sure there is no further bleeding in his brain," hospital spokesman Rick Plummer said. "We have upgraded him to good condition, but want to keep him here longer to monitor his progress."

Wallace had two subdural hematomas on the left side of his brain removed during a two-hour procedure. A hematoma is the bleeding in the brain that produces pressure on the skull.

Reeves ousts Schett in Big Island tourney

WAIKOLOA >> Samantha Reeves beat third-seeded Barbara Schett of Austria 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 yesterday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Big Island Championships.

"Anytime you can reach the quarterfinals it's great," said Reeves, who survived two match points to force the second-set tiebreaker. "Once I won the second set, I thought to myself how awful it would be to put forth all that effort and lose."

Reeves will face Belgium's Els Callens, a 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (2) winner over sixth-seeded Marissa Irvin.

Spain's Gala Leon Garcia also advanced to the quarterfinals, beating Venezuela's Milagros Sequera 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

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