Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Tennis titles to Tursunov, Czink

Second-seeded Dmitry Tursunov defeated Alejandro Falla 7-5, 7-6 (3) to win the men's singles championship yesterday at the Hilton Waikoloa Village USTA Challenger.

The women's singles title went to No. 1 seed Melissa Czink of Hungary via a 7-6 (6), 6-2 victory over sixth-seeded Maria Emilia Salerni of Italy.

The unseeded Falla, from Colombia, had to win two qualifying matches to reach the main draw and then four matches to reach yesterday's final.

In the all-U.S. men's doubles final, Scott Humphries and Brian Vahaly defeated Brandon Coupe and Travis Parrott, 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Vulcans fall to Sea Warriors again

Hawaii Pacific scored eight runs in the seventh inning to rally past Hawaii-Hilo 12-7 in a baseball game played yesterday at Simmons Field in Kailua-Kona.

The Sea Warriors (3-0) took advantage of three Vulcan errors to turn a 7-1 deficit into a 9-7 lead. Kyle Stanley's two-run single was one of four HPU hits in the inning.

The Sea Warriors added three runs in the ninth, highlighted by Greg Benoit's solo home run. Benoit finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and Geoffrey Say doubled twice, driving in a run.

For the Vulcans (4-11), Chris Savio and Daniel Rhodes both went 2-for-4 and drove in a run each.

HPU jumps ahead of Hilo in PacWest race

Aaron Abrams scored 27 points to help the Hawaii Pacific basketball team send UH-Hilo to its fourth straight road loss, beating the Vulcans 71-62 last night at Mid-Pacific Institute's Mills Gym.

The Sea Warriors (7-12, 4-4 PacWest) moved past the Vulcans (11-7, 3-5) into sole possession of second place in the conference.

Joe Travis led the Vulcans with 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, while Ryan Abrahams contributed 20 points.

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