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Hawaii Beat

For Friday, April 15, 2011

By Star-Advertiser staff


BYUH advances in PacWest tennis

The second-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii women’s tennis team successfully opened defense of its PacWest Conference title with a 5-0 win over Dominican in a quarterfinal match at the BYUH courts.

The Seasiders (24-0) swept the three doubles matches and picked up quick wins at Nos. 2 and 3 singles (6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0) to advance to this morning’s championship bracket semifinal against Chaminade. The Silverwords (7-8) defeated Dominican 5-3, clinching the victory when Yanita Arnaudova and Yuka Kond won their singles matches at No. 1 and 2, respectively.

Today’s other championship semifinal has No. 5 Hawaii Pacific (15-4) taking on Grand Canyon (15-3). The Sea Warriors swept Dixie State 5-0, while the Antelopes rallied past Hawaii-Hilo (4-15) 5-3, coming back from a 3-0 deficit after dropping all three doubles matches to take the five singles matches.

Yesterday’s losers continue play today in the consolation semifinals. The championship match is scheduled for 9 a.m. tomorrow, with matches for third, fifth and seventh place to follow.

Stockton shoots 66 to lead Mid-Pac

Brady Stockton shot a 6-under-par 66 yesterday to take the first-round lead in the $50,000 Mid-Pacific Open Golf Tournament at the Mid-Pacific Country Club.

John Ellis was alone in second at 67, while Hans Hussey and Nathan Lashley shared third at 68.

The second round tees off at 6:30 a.m. today. First tee is 7 a.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Admission is free.

Friends to mark Cartwright’s 191st

The Friends of Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr. will make their annual visit to Oahu Cemetery in Nuuanu tomorrow to celebrate his 191st birthday.

Cartwright, who was born in New York but made Hawaii his adopted home, is considered the founding father of baseball. He established rules such as setting the bases 90 feet apart, nine players a side and nine-inning games.

Cartwright was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938.

The program tomorrow will start at 10 a.m. at the Cartwright family headstone. The public is invited.

Featured speakers will be Jim Leahey, Pal Eldredge, Don Robbs, Hervy Kurisu, Lyle Nelson and Jack Sullivan.

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