ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Despite a seven-hour weather delay, Hawai'i Pacific (20-6) dropped Columbus State 5-3 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II national championships.
Early in the morning the teams started the match with doubles play. HPU took a 2-1 advantage thanks to wins at second and third doubles. Vivian Hansen and Lea Kruse-Utermann gave HPU the first point with an 8-5 triumph at third doubles. The team of Lorena Gheorghe and Magdalena Smejova won 8-6 at second doubles to give HPU a 2-0 advantage.