Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Seasiders still unbeaten in PacWest

Jake Chrisman scored 19 points and Austin Smylie added 18 as the Brigham Young-Hawaii basketball team beat Hawaii Pacific 83-65 last night at the Blaisdell Center.

The Seasiders moved up four spots to No. 18 on the AVCA coaches poll before the game, and defended the ranking with its 15th straight win. The Seasiders (16-2, 6-0 Pacific West Conference) led the Sea Warriors (6-12, 3-4) by only three at the half before turning the game into a blowout.

Aaron Abrams and Dante Sykes each scored 17 points for HPU.

BYUH opened a two-game lead over Montana State-Billings with nine games, including trips to the mainland and Hilo, remaining.

Vahaly upset at Waikoloa Challenger

Yen-Hsun Lu of Taipei pulled off the first big upset of the Waikoloa Challenger yesterday, sweeping top seed Brian Vahaly 6-2, 6-0 in the second round.

Vahaly is currently ranked No. 84 and was one of People Magazine's 25 Most Eligible Bachelors in 2003.

Fifth seed Alex Bogomolov of the United States also lost, falling to Germany's Bjorn Phau 6-2, 2-6, 6-0. Brian Baker, Bjorn Rehnquist and Yeu-Tzoo Wang also survived the first round.

Haynes cruising: Angela Haynes pulled off the upset on the women's side, sweeping fourth-seeded Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany 6-2, 6-1.

Anne Keothavong, Catalina Castona, Leanne Baker, Tiffany Dabek and Melinda Czink also won first-round matches.

Stanford drops Hawaii tennis team

The Hawaii men's tennis team fell to nationally ranked Stanford 5-1 in a rain-shortened match yesterday at Stanford.

The rain forced the teams to move their matches to the indoor Taube Tennis Center. All six singles matches were played, but the doubles matches were canceled.

Ryan Sceats was the only Warrior who won his match, defeating Phil Shoeing 6-3, 7-6.

Monday's match at San Francisco was also postponed due to rain with the scored tied 3-3. The match will be made up at a later date. Hawaii is 0-5.

Golf tourney to benefit UH students

The fourth annual Scholarship Golf Tournament in Sun City, Nev., will help provide scholarships to University of Hawaii students.

Sponsored by the UH Alumni and Friends, Las Vegas Chapter, the May 15 game at the Palm Valley Golf Course outside of Las Vegas also helps schools, senior care centers and needy children in the Las Vegas community.

The $90 tournament fee includes a round of golf and dinner. The tournament is also seeking tee sponsors.

Contact Ben Recalls at (702) 796-9912 for more information.

Hawaii stays put in volleyball poll

The Hawaii volleyball team stayed at No. 4 in the latest AVCA Top 15 poll yesterday, grabbing 187 points from the coaches who voted.

The three spots ahead of Hawaii also remain unchanged, with Pepperdine (5-0) in first with 234 points, Long Beach State (7-1) in second with 222 and UCLA (6-1) just ahead of UH in third with 212 points.

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