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Hawaii Beat

For Wednesday, May 25, 2011

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Wahine sailors fall short of finals

Hawaii's sailing season came to an end Tuesday when the Rainbow Wahine finished 10th in the ICSA women's national semifinals — six points out of the final qualifying spot for finals.

UH was four points out of ninth going into the second and last day at Cascade Lakes, Ore. It finished with 139 points in the two-day semifinals.

Four-time all-conference sailor Hannah Tuson-Turner and Hanne Nagatani took sixth in the A division with 56 points. UH teammates Madeline Kennedy and Lani Johnson were 10th in the B division with 83 points.

Yale, Brown, Rhode Island, Coast Guard, Old Dominion, Harvard, South Florida, Eckerd and Georgetown advanced.

Zalopany to play for Hawaii Pacific

Kuulei Zalopany, an outside hitter from Mead High in Spokane, Wash., will play for Hawaii Pacific next season, the school announced yesterday.

Zalopany, originally from Koloa on Kauai, had 21 kills, 20 digs and six aces in a state quarterfinal game and was named to the all-tournament team.

She will compete at outside hitter, according to Sea Warriors coach Daryl Kapis.

Dolan part of sixth-place team

Kailua's Pat Dolan teamed with Morgan House and twins Luke and Jake Michael to take sixth in the B final of the K4 1,000 meters Saturday at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice, Czech Republic.

The newly formed team finished two seconds behind the French team, which won last year's world championships. The American boat took fifth in its first international heat Friday.

Pat's younger brother Ryan was fourth in his K1 200-meter heat, and seventh in his semifinal, qualifying for the C final Sunday, where he took seventh.

"For our first regatta of the international season, the athletes fared well," coach Guy Wilding told USA Canoe/Kayak. "This was a very productive experience all around and we know what we need to work on in the coming months to prepare for the world championships and Olympic qualification."

The U.S. team, which trains at the Ala Wai Canal, moves on to the World Cup stop in Duisburg, Germany, this weekend. The series is the next step in naming the team for the world championships, one of two events where the U.S. can qualify boats for next year's Olympics in London.

Hawaii teams win section tennis titles

Six teams from the Hawaii Pacific Section advanced to the national championship round by winning their divisions at the USTA League Hawaii Senior Section Championships on Sunday. It was played at Holua Tennis Center and Island Slice Tennis Company in Kona.

Oahu teams won the 3.0 (Wanna Have Fun) and 4.5 (Hot Flashes) divisions for the women and the 4.0 (KRC 2) for the men. Maui teams won the 3.5 (Wahine Diehards) and 4.0 (Maui Breeze) divisions. Ray's Team, from East Hawaii, captured the 3.5 men's division.

The six teams will represent the section in October. The 4.5 team goes to Rancho Mirage, Calif., and the others play in Indian Wells, Calif.






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