Kuroiwa leads Chan at state amateur
Ryan Kuroiwa shot a 5-under-par 67 at Pearl Country Club to take the lead after the first round of the Hawaii State Amateur yesterday.
Lorens Chan shot a 68 to trail Kuroiwa by one stroke, followed by Kalena Preus and Kensuke Uemoto two shots behind at 69. Matthew Ma was the only other player under par at 2-under 70.
Kuroiwa tees off at 7:50 a.m. today and Chan begins his round at 8.
The final round is Sunday.
Wahine beat Gonzaga in tennis
Aglae Van den Bergh beat Danielle Farmer 7-5, 6-0 to clinch a 5-2 win for the Hawaii women’s tennis team over visiting Gonzaga yesterday.
Katarina Poljakova, Magdalena Ploch, Natasha Zorec and Alyssa Nafarrete also won their singles matches.
Vulcans score tennis sweep
All six singles players swept their opponents as the UH-Hilo men’s tennis team beat Northwestern College 9-0 yesterday in Hilo.
Matthew Tavares had the quickest match for the Vulcans, beating Derek Gee 6-0, 6-0. Carlos Quijano, Ryan Coffey, Justin Dugan, Kallen Mizuguchi and Ikona Freitas won their singles matches for UH-Hilo.
» The UH-Hilo women’s tennis team was just as dominant, beating Northwestern College 9-0 behind wins from Kelsey Daguio, Janelle Ng, Lindsey Shin, Anna Hamlin, Alea Marie Dugan and Morrisa Kahakui.
BYUH men lose first tennis match
Rong Ma beat Leandro Ferreira at No. 1 singles, but the Brigham Young-Hawaii men’s tennis team lost to West Florida 6-3 at Pensacola, Fla., yesterday.
Diego Miranda got BYUH’s other point in singles and teamed up with C.J. Adamson to pick up a point in doubles.
» Annie Hwang, Yuan Jia and Elwen Li won their singles matches and the BYUH women’s team improved to 11-0 with a 7-2 win over West Florida on the same trip.
The teams take on Cameron (Okla.) in Pensacola today.