The HPU squads had to beat the same foes to reach the conference
championship matches— Chaminade in the first round and the University
of Hawai‘i-Hilo in the second. In the first round, the Sea Warrior
squads swept the Silverswords—the men 6-0 and the women 7-0.
In the second round, the men swept the Vulcans 7-0 while the
No. 15 Lady Sea Warriors (9-5, 6-4) won 5-3.
In the men’s final, Blaz Jurjec and Jan Tribler picked up the
Sea Warrrior points. Jurjec beat Jong Woong Yoon 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
in a three-set, No. 3 singles match while Tribler beat Hong
Tae Kim 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 4 singles.
The Seasider men won some closely contested matches in the
win, including a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win by Jan Krejci over Mike Maatta
in the No. 1 singles match and the No. 3 doubles match, which
went to a tie-break before Wen-Lung Chang and Leon So’onalole
outlasted Tribler and Stefan Pampulov 9-8 (6).
In the women’s final, the closest the No. 15 Lady Sea Warriors
came to a win was in the No. 3 doubles where a tie-breaker was
necessary before Trisha Piercy and Guri Korinihona prevailed
over Davelin Godinet and Bianca Barreto 9-8 (7).