Shigezawa in lead at Mid-Pacific Open
Amateur Bradley Shigezawa shot an opening-round 3-under-par 69 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead in the Mid-Pacific Open at Mid-Pacific Country Club.
Professionals Nathan Lashley and Samuel Cyr are tied for second at 70. Andrew Feldman is at 71.
In the senior flight, Noburo Sugai leads by two strokes after a 71.
Today's second round starts at 6:30 a.m.
3 LOCAL WOMEN'S TEAMS IN SEMIFINALS
Three of Hawai'i's NCAA Division II women's tennis teams won their matches at yesterday's quarterfinals of the Pacific West Conference Championships in Glendale, Ariz.
Defending champion and top-seeded Brigham Young-Hawai'i (24-0) beat No. 8 Dominican (Calif.), 6-0; No. 2 Hawai'i Pacific beat No. 7 Academy of Art, 5-0; and No. 3 Chaminade beat No. 6 Hawai'i Hilo, 5-1.
BYUH (24-0) plays No. 5 Dixie State (8-8) in today's semifinals while Hawai'i Pacific (16-2) plays Chaminade (10-9). UH-Hilo (3-19) plays Academy of Art (8-13) in a consolation match.
HAWAI'I MEN SUFFER FIRST WAC DEFEAT
The University of Hawai'i men's tennis team suffered its first loss in Western Athletic Conference play yesterday, losing to host New Mexico State, 4-3.
Hawai'i's Dennis Lajola, Andreas Weber and Jeremy Tweedt won singles matches in the meet at Las Cruces, N.M.
Lajola and Weber both improved to 4-0 in WAC singles play.
The No. 42-ranked Rainbow Warriors are 8-7 overall and 2-1 in the WAC. It was Hawai'i's first defeat to an unranked team this season.
New Mexico State is 11-6 and 2-3.
CARTWRIGHT WILL BE HONORED TOMORROW
The Friends of Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr. will meet tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Oahu Cemetery to celebrate his 190th birthday as well as his contributions to baseball and Hawai'i.
Cartwright was born April 17, 1820, in New York City. He died July 12, 1892, in Honolulu.
Cartwright is credited with establishing some of modern baseball's major rules such as 90 feet between bases, nine innings per game and nine players to a team.
He was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1938.
Cartwright also made many civic contributions to Hawai'i. He was one of Ho-nolulu's first fire chiefs, helped found the State Library System and Reading Room, served on the board of The Queen's Medical Center and was associated with Bishop Bank (now First Hawaiian Bank).
The group will meet at the Cartwright family headstone and a short program will follow. The public is welcomed to attend.
Oahu Cemetery is at 2162 Nu'uanu Ave.
BYUH, CHAMINADE SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER
Shiri Stevens pitched a seven-hitter and Morgan Necaise drove in Brooke Perriton with the game's only run in the third as Brigham Young-Hawai'i beat Chaminade, 1-0, to earn a split of a PacWest doubleheader yesterday.
In the first game, Kelly Korras pitched a six-htter, and Brandi Sasaki drove in four runs in BYU-Hawai'i's 6-2 victory.
BYUH is 4-31 and 4-20. Chaminade is 15-31 and 11-15.
CU 230 100 0–6 11 2
BYUH 000 101 0–2 6 0
Kelly Korras and Shalin Yamaguchi. Mindy Rasmusson and Jarrell Veazie. W–Korras. L–Rasmusson.
Leading hitters–CU: Keli-Grace Kaowili-Sanatian 3 runs; Brandi Sasaki 2-2, double, homer, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Melissa Harris 3-4; Shalin Yamaguchi 2-3, double. BYUH: Hayleigh Maher double; Brooke Perriton 2-3, double.
CU (15-31, 11-15) 000 000 0–0 7 1
BYUH (4-31, 4-20) 001 000 X–1 5 0
Kasy'e Lalau and Shalin Yamaguchi. Shiri Stevens and Morgan Necaise. W–Stevens. L–Lalau.
Leading hitter–CU: Skye Virtudes 2-3.
KALANI KNOCKS OFF 'ĀNUENUE IN OIA
Jade Teruya pitched a one-hitter with seven strikeouts, and Rayme Awaya batted 4 for 4 with three RBIs as host Kalani beat 'Ānuenue, 7-0, yesterday.
The Falcons improved to 7-1 in the O'ahu Interscholastic Association White Conference. The Rainbow Wahine fell to 3-5.
'ĀNUENUE (3-5) 000 000 0—0 1 4
KALANI (7-1) 000 133 X—7 10 0
Nalani Kamano and Wewehi Ganeau. Jade Teruya and Kristi Belshe. W — Teruya. L — Kamano.
Leading hitters — Kalani: Kristiann Endow 2-3; Haley Omiya 2-3; Rayme Awaya 4-4, triple, 3 RBIs.
Reported by Melissa Marquez
FREE T-SHIRTS TO FIRST 10 TO SIGN-UP
Hawai'i Speed and Quickness will give T-shirts to the first 10 to sign up for tomorrow's session.
Sessions are tomorrow and Sunday, with each from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
The fee is $10 per session, and includes instruction in plyometrics and resistance training. Each participant also will receive a coupon from Jack in the Box and Jamba Juice.
For details, call 228-7447 or go to: www.hawaiispeedandquickness.com.