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Women’s Tennis Wins PacWest Third Place Match

    By HPU Athletics. April 21, 2015 - 11:10 am

wt2The Hawai’i Pacific Women’s Tennis Team (20-6) won the third place match of the PacWest Tournament 5-1 over Cal State LA (10-9) on a neutral court on Saturday.

The Sharks were strong in doubles, winning all three matches. The 11th ranked doubles team of Kristyna Hancarova and Nicole Hoynaski were perfect with an 8-0 win at the top of the lineup. Lea Kruse-Utermann and Lorena Gheorghe followed suit with an 8-3 win. HPU made it a clean sweep with an 8-5 victory at third doubles from Sofia Tavitian and Vivian Hansen.

CSULA got on the board by winning at sixth singles. However, HPU quickly ended the match when Hoynaski (6-3, 6-1) and Gheorghe (6-2, 6-2) each tallied reasonably easy wins.

HPU now will wait for the final regional rankings. The Sharks will mostly likely be ranked second or third which will put them in a one-match regional playoff.

Photo by Eric Alcantara.