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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2005

HPU hires Pampulov to coach tennis teams

Advertiser Staff

Stefan Pampulov, a former All-America tennis player at Hawai'i Pacific University, has been named head coach of the Sea Warriors' men's and women's tennis teams.

Pampulov, 29, succeeds Henry Somerville, who retired after 10 seasons.

Pampulov played under Somerville from 1999 to 2003 and was chosen an All-American in 2000 when he led HPU to the NCAA Tournament. He also was the top-ranked Division II player in 2002 when the Sea Warriors finished second at the nationals.

"I'm very excited to be chosen for this prestigious position," said the native of Austria, who has earned bachelor's and masters degrees from HPU.


Dahlberg inks pro pact

Former University of Hawai'i catcher Denise Dahlberg has signed a free agent contract with the Texas Thunder of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league, formerly the Women's Pro Softball League.

Dahlberg, an all-Western Athletic Conference honoree, joined the team for training camp Monday, according to her father, David Dahlberg.


Isle surfers advance

Kaua'i surfers Rochelle Ballard and Keala Kennelly advanced to the quarterfinals of the Roxy Jam UK yesterday.

The third round of the women's contest was completed in 1- to 3-foot waves at Perranporth Beach, Cornwall, England.

Ballard defeated Australia's Laurina McGrath, 8.15-7.90, and Kennelly beat Australia's Serena Brooke, 8.75-6.0.

Megan Abubo of Waialua was eliminated by Australian Rebecca Woods.