Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

San Jose midfielder and Kamehameha graduate Brian Ching suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon during a 1-1 tie between his San Jose Earthquake and New England last night.

Lajola helps U.S. to junior tennis title

Aiea's Dennis Lajola teamed with Donald Johnson to win the decisive doubles match in the United States boys 14 team's victory over Japan at the World Junior Tennis Final in Protejov, Czech Republic.

After the U.S. and Japan split the singles matches, Lajola and Johnson won the doubles match 6-1, 6-1 as the U.S. defended its title.

Whitegon advances to longboard semis

Defending U.S. Professional Women's Longboard champion Julie Whitegon posted a perfect 10 and advanced to the semifinals of the Converse Hawaiian Open yesterday at Ala Moana Bowls.

Whitegon will face three local surfers in today's first semifinal, sisters Joy and Kristen Magelssen and Tiare Thomas. The second semifinal will feature Daize Shayne and Jayme Gee of California and Hawaii's Desire DeSoto and Amy Lawson.

Advancing to the men's semifinals were Duane DeSoto, Joel Tudor, Dino Miranda, Bonga Perkins, Rusty Keaulana, Joey Valentin, Kapono Nahina and Kai Sallas.

The $26,000 Converse Hawaiian Open is the second of three events that make up the U.S. Professional Longboard Championship.

Wang honored at Quarterback Club

Hawaiian Islanders owner Kimberly Wang will be honored as the Honolulu Quarterback Club's Sportsperson of the Month for July at its meeting tomorrow at the Pagoda Restaurant.

Also on the agenda are Casey Nakama, director of instruction at the Olomana Golf Development Center, former Hawaii offensive lineman Larry Goeas and Vince Baldemor, executive director of Ahahui Koa Anuenue.

Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program starting at noon. The meeting is open to the public. The cost is $7.50 for club members and $8 for non-members.

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