ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Hawaii Pacific (23-0) is headed to the national championship match after defeating (25-3) 5-1 in a DII heavyweight semifinal showdown.

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Maloof: West Florida takes hard road to title
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Maloof: West Florida brings the noise
Semis: Hawaii Pacific handles Barry to advance
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Maloof: Hawaii Pacific outlasts weather delays
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Quarters: Barry advances by Concordia (N.Y.)
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Quarters: Armstrong Atl. returns to semifinals
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Round of 16: Concordia wins | Barry moves on
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The Sea Warriors seized a 2-1 lead during doubles play. What was supposed to be a doubles showcase, featuring the first- and second-ranked teams in the nation, turned out to be a walkover. Petr Michnev and Thibaud Berland showed why they are ranked No. 1 with a quick 8-3 win. HPU went up 2-0 after the third doubles team of Yann Renault and Adriano Locorotondo put up their second 8-4 victory in as many days. Barry just edged HPU at second doubles to get on the board.

Singles play was hotly contested between the two storied programs, fitting of the national semifinal stage. While some of the best in the country battled at the top, HPU separated itself in the middle part of the lineup. Mattis Wetzel gave HPU its third point with a 6-3, 6-4 win at fourth singles. Then Locorotondo won 6-4, 6-1 at fifth singles to put HPU on the brink. It was the ITA Rookie of the Year, Berland, who clinched the match with a 7-5, 6-1 win at third singles.

Michnev won his first set 7-6 (7-5) after going down 5-0 in the tiebreaker.

"I could not be more happy for our guys," HPU coach Hendrik Bode said. "They've played their hearts out today and showed a lot of character when they needed to. This was a new situation for all of them but they stepped up to the occasion and showed why we have been so successful this season."

HPU will play West Florida at 1 p.m. EST Saturday in Altamonte Springs.