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Hawaii Pacific Athletics | May 16, 2014

Hawaii Pacific throttles SW Baptist

  Hawaii Pacific will play Barry in the semifinals on Friday.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- If Hawaii Pacific (22-0) has anything to say, Florida will lose its title as the "sunshine state." For the second consecutive day, rain and lightning delayed the match for hours but it didn't matter as HPU rolled to a 5-0 win against Southwest Baptist (13-10).

The doubles team of Jaume Martinez-Vich and Mattis Wetzel was literally perfect at second doubles winning 8-0 to move its mark to 22-0 on the season. At third doubles, Yann Renault and Adriano Locorotondo doubled up the competition with an 8-4 win to put HPU in control. The doubles team of Petr Michnev and Thilbaud Berland completed the Sea Warrior sweep with a hard-fought 8-5 win at first doubles.

HPU's depth really showed through in singles play. Both Locorotondo and Clemens Graute throttled their opponents 6-0, 6-0 at fourth and fifth singles to end the match. Renault, Wetzel and Berland all won the first set of their matches before played was halted.