May 7, 2010

Courtesy of Hawaii Pacific

Waipahu, HI (5/6/10) - In the opening round of the NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Tournament, the Lady Sea Warriors defeated UC-San Diego, 5-1. HPU advances to the round of 16 National Championships to be held May 12-15 in Florida. The match was held at the Central Oahu Regional Tennis Complex.

HPU (19-5) lost only in No.2 singles en route to the dominating win. In doubles play, Zora Vlckova and Ingrid Cseh topped Taskeen Baines and Natalie Varnay, 8-5, at the one, with the HPU pair of Aleksandra Stankovic and Sandra Wikstrom defeating Anita Athavale and Jacquelyn Davis at two doubles, 8-3. Tinka Mihova and Nina Mihova won at three doubles over Melissa Breisacher and Samantha Yeung, 8-5.

In singles action, HPU won at the one and six matches to clinch the victory. Vlckova defeated Baines, 6-3, 6-2, at No.1 singles, followed by Stankovic's 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles over Jacquelyn Davis.

The Sea Warriors now travel to Altamonte Springs, Florida for the National Championships. The tournament is hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission and Rollins College.