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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 25, 2003

BYUH women win 45th straight in tennis

Advertiser Staff

The Brigham Young-Hawai'i top-ranked women's tennis team routed visiting San Jose State, 8-1, yesterday for its 45th straight victory.

Adrienn Hegedus, Anna Anikanova, Jing Sun, Trisha Piercy and Gurianna Korinihona won singles matches in straight sets for BYU-Hawai'i, a member of NCAA Division II.

Korinihona beat Elke Harms, 6-0, 6-0.

Kathy Vann defeated Crystal Schwenke for the Spartans' only victory.

Hegedus/Korinihona, Anikanova/Sun and Piercy/Schwenke won their doubles matches.

The Seasiders improved to 16-0 this season.

They will host Hawai'i Pacific today at 2 p.m.


• UH men win three: The University of Hawai'i men's tennis team beat Cal Poly, Westmont and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps yesterday at San Luis Obispo, Calif.

The Warriors won two of three singles matches and three of six doubles matches in a 4-3 win over Cal Poly.

Against Westmont, UH won all six singles matches and two of three doubles matches in an 8-1 victory.

The Warriors won five of six singles matches and all three doubles matches in a 6-1 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

The Warriors' Malino Oda and Francisco Brignole each won all three of their singles matches.


• HPU's streak snapped: Hawai'i Pacific's 12-game Aloha Stadium win streak was snapped by Southern Connecticut State yesterday, losing 5-2 in the first game before winning the second, 9-3.

In the opener, Southern Connecticut State scored five runs on 10 hits, led by Henry Lee's 3 for 4 and two RBIs.

In the second game, Brandon Sato and Grandon Costa both went 2 for 4 as HPU scored six runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

HPU is 17-11. The two teams will meet today and tomorrow at Aloha Stadium.

On Sunday, Hawai'i Pacific swept Southern Connecticut State, 13-12 and 9-0, at Aloha Stadium.

• Hilo splits: David Chu hit a home run in the sixth inning to give Hawai'i-Hilo a 12-9 win and a split of a doubleheader yesterday against Western Illinois in Hilo.

Western Illinois won the opener, 7-3, as the Leathernecks scored four runs in the fourth inning.

In the second game, the Vulcans had eight hits, including a Chris Savio bases-clearing double at the start of a nine-run second inning.

The Vulcans are 7-29 on the season.