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Tennis loses to BYU-H, men beat UH-Manoa

by Baxter Cepeda, News Editor

 

The defending division II national champion and third-ranked Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i men’s tennis team upset second ranked HPU 6-3 in a PacWest Conference showdown Feb. 19 at the Kailua Racquet Club.

In the No. 1 doubles match, HPU’s Mikael Maatta and Jan Tribler, seventh ranked doubles partners, upset third ranked Jan Krejci and Peter Madarassy 8-6. BYU-H won two matches to gain a 2-1 lead going into the six singles matches.

 

Krejci got the best of Maatta in the No. 1 singles match, as the Seasider won 7-5, 6-3. Madarassy also won his singles match, beating Gabor Jaross 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 2 singles.

HPU’s Matey Pampulov won the No. 4 singles over Hong Tae Kim 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) while Tribler, who made quick work of Daouda Ndiaye in the No. 5 singles, winning 6-1, 6-2, tied the overall score at two apiece, but the Seasiders won four singles in the win.

The HPU women were also beaten by defending division II national champion BYU-H, losing 1-8 Feb. 18 at the Kailua Racquet Club. The lone Sea Warrior point came in the No. 3 doubles match, as Davilyn Godinet and Bianca Barreto beat Trisha Piercy and Crystal Schwenke 8-6.

The Lady Sea Warriors play Chaminade March 3 at the O‘ahu Club at 11 a.m.

The Sea Warrior men’s tennis team cruised over the University of Hawai‘i-Manoa 8-1 at the UH-Manoa tennis complex Feb. 24.

The Sea Warriors won every match except the No. 1 singles, which went to Justin Menolascino over Maata 2-6, 7-5, 7-5.

The Sea Warriors face Chaminade March 3 at the O‘ahu Club at 11 a.m. The UH-Hilo matches were postponed.

 

 

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