BYUH tennis players sweep titles
Brigham Young-Hawai'i's Adrienn Hegedus and Jan Krejci won the Division II singles titles at the Omni Hotels National Small College Tennis Championships yesterday at the H.E.B. Tennis Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Hegedus beat Armstrong Atlantic State's (Ga.) Zsofia Golopencza, 1-6, 6-0, 7-5, in the women's final.
In the men's final, the top-seeded Krejic defeated Lynn's (Fla.) Marius Calugara, 6-2, 6-1. The BYUH sophomore also was given the tournament's James O'Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Award.
Hegedus and Krejic advanced to the Omni Hotels "Super Bowl" of Small College Tennis, which features winners from the four small college (NCAA Division II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College) divisions. But they chose to withdraw during the semifinals yesterday because school policy doesn't allow them to play on Sundays (when today's "Super Bowl" finals will be played), according to tournament officials. BYUH is administered by the Mormon church.
A BYUH spokesman said the tournament in the past has worked to accommodate the school's wishes to avoid playing on Sundays, but refused to work out a compromise this year.
Brigham Young-Hawai'i has won 11 Division II and NAIA titles in the tournament since 1991.
HPU sweeps Hilo: Susy Garbelotti hammered a match-high 28 kills and Sandra Brunke had seven service aces to lift Hawai'i Pacific to a 30-19, 30-25, 30-26 victory over host Hawai'i-Hilo last night.
HPU, which lost a four-game match to Hilo on Friday, is 10-6 overall and 4-2 in the Pacific West Conference. Hilo is 7-13 and 3-4.
All three matches between PacWest teams last night did not count in the standings, according to the conference.
Heidi Fabritz had 13 kills for Hilo.
BYUH sweeps: Chun Yi Lin's 16 kills led fourth-ranked Brigham Young-Hawai'i to a 30-20, 30-25, 30-27 victory over host Montana State-Billings.
The Seasiders are 16-1 overall and 5-1 in the Pacific West. Billings is 6-12 and 2-4. Ashley Moeai and Yu Chuan Weng each had 15 kills for BYUH.
BYUH plays at Western New Mexico tomorrow and Tuesday.
Chaminade wins in 5: Kahala Kabalis had 27 kills to lead Chaminade to a 30-23, 30-27, 28-30, 22-30, 15-12 victory over Western New Mexico last night in Silver City, N.M.
Chaminade, which won its fourth in a row, is 13-3 overall and 5-2 in the PacWest. Western New Mexico is 3-19, 0-6.
Western New Mexico was led by Kimberly Tano of Kane'ohe, who had 22 kills.
Audrey Brady added 15 kills and Valasi Sepulona 11 for Chaminade.
The Silverswords continue their road trip with two matches at Montana State-Billings, starting tomorrow.
BYUH edges Chaminade: Brigham Young-Hawai'i's Vanja Kalabic scored with 22 seconds remaining in the third quarter to give the Seasiders the lead for good as they defeated visiting Chaminade, 10-9, yesterday.
Kalabic led No. 18 BYUH with four goals.
The Seasiders are 10-9, the Silverswords 7-3.
Two Rainbows in the Zone: University of Hawai'i divers Maggie Roberts and Mike Gowdy qualified for the NCAA Zone tournament, after each posted strong scores in the 1- and 3-meter events in a Hawai'i-University of Pacific dual meet at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
Roberts posted a total of 273.45 in winning the 1-meter dive and 310.15 in winning the 3-meter on Friday.
Gowdy scored a 330.075 in the 1-meter and 349.60 in the 3-meter, both scores were well above the NCAA standards for qualifying.