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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, April 14, 2002

HPU men top BYUH in tennis

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i Pacific's men's tennis team upset No. 1 Brigham Young-Hawai'i, 5-1, to win the Pacific West Conference tournament yesterday at La'ie.

The Seasider women, also ranked No. 1, defeated the Sea Warriors, 5-1, for the title.

BYUH (23-1) said it was forced to play without No. 2 singles (and No. 1 doubles) player Peter Madarassy, who went home to Hungary to attend the funeral of his father.

Matey Pampulov and Jan Tribler won singles matches, while Tribler and Mikael Maata, Stefan Pampulov and Karl Sloss, and Blaz Jurjec and Matey Pampulov won doubles matches for HPU. Jan Krejci won the singles match for BYUH.

In the women's title match, BYUH (23-0) got singles wins from Petra Gaspar, Adrienn Hegedus, Tagifano So'onalole-Taosoga, Tomoko Sukegawa and Amy Sun. Shakti Stream won for HPU.

Hawai'i-Hilo's men and women took third, defeating Montana State-Billings (8-1 men and 9-0 women).

Chaminade's men took fifth with a 6-2 win over Western New Mexico. Chaminade's women's finished sixth.


• HPU swept: Cal Poly Pomona scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Hawai'i Pacific, 10-9, in the first game of a doubleheader sweep at Scolinos Field in Pomona, Calif., yesterday.

Pomona won the second game, 8-6. HPU is 18-31, Pomona 24-17-1.

In the first game, Pomona's Victor Yoshida (3-for-4) drove in the game-winning run with a single.

In the second game, the Sea Warriors outhit the Broncos 8-6, but committed six errors.

• Oregon State tops Hilo: Tom Creighton had three hits and Brian Barden two, including a home run, to lead Oregon State to a 10-2 victory over Hawai'i-Hilo at Corvallis, Ore., yesterday.

The second game was halted with OSU leading 10-9, in the eighth inning.

The Beavers are 20-12, the Vulcans 9-31-1.


• Hilo sweeps: Taysha Anderson pitched a five-hitter, striking out four and walking none to lift Hawai'i-Hilo to a 6-0 Pacific West Conference win and a doubleheader sweep over Brigham Young-Hawai'i at La'ie yesterday.

In the first game, Nancy Vega's RBI single gave Hilo a 3-2 win in eight innings.

Hilo is 31-15, 13-3 in the PacWest. BYUH is 10-28 and 2-16.