HPU will meet Hilo in NCAA women's tennis
Hawai'i Pacific will play Hawai'i-Hilo today in the second round of the NCAA Division II Tennis Championship after winning opening-round matches yesterday at Central O'ahu Regional Park.
The Sea Warrior and Vulcan women's teams meet at 2 p.m. at CORP, with the winner joining No. 1-ranked Brigham Young-Hawai'i in the Round of 16 at Houston, May 14 to 17.
Hawai'i Pacific advanced with a 5-0 victory over Grand Canyon yesterday, winning all three doubles matches and both singles matches that were completed. Four other singles matches were halted once HPU clinched the victory. Nina Mihova won her singles match 6-0, 6-0 and teamed with Anastasia Ageychik for an 8-0 win in doubles.
Hilo defeated Cal State Los Angeles, 6-2, in its first-round match. The Vulcans won 2 of 3 doubles matches and 4 of the 5 singles matches that were completed. Christie Pagatpatan won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 singles and teamed with Eve Castaing for an 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles.
ISLE SURFERS ADVANCE
Hawai'i surfers Duane DeSoto and Dino Miranda advanced to the third round of the Oxbow WLT longboard surfing contest yesterday.
The second round was completed in 2- to 3-foot waves at Les Dunes, Anglet, France.
DeSoto was one of the standouts of the day with a dominating victory over Felix Palmero of Spain. DeSoto received a near-perfect score of 9.0 (out of 10) to defeat Palmero, 16.0-6.75.
Miranda defeated Brazil's Jeremias Da Silva, 15.25-12.8.
Fellow Hawai'i surfers Bonga Perkins, Kai Sallas, Ned Snow and Kekoa Uemura advanced to the third round earlier this week.
DeSoto and Snow are scheduled to face each other in an all-Hawai'i heat in the third round.
The contest is the first of two that will determine the 2008 world champion of longboard surfing. All competitors in the event must ride surfboards at least nine feet long.
UH SIGNS TWO
Roosevelt midfielder Rachel Domingo and Kapolei defender Chaney Lopez have signed national letters of intent to play for the University of Hawai'i.
Domingo, a four-year starter and three-time all-league player, scored nine goals this past season.
Lopez, a two-time All-State player, is a former member of the Olympic Development Program Region IV team and is a two-time U.S. national team pool player.