comscore HPU tennis wins NCAA D-II title | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Sports Breaking | Top News

HPU tennis wins NCAA D-II title

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Alexander Meyer at the Hale Koa tennis courts during practice on May 11.

The Hawaii Pacific men’s tennis team won today’s NCAA Division II Championship in Denver.

After back-to-back runner-up finishes, the third-ranked Sharks finally broke through for a 5-3 win over No. 1 St. Leo. HPU (21-3) won the last two singles matches of the dual match for the program’s first national title. Filip Dolezel clinched it for HPU with a 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 win over Jaime Bueno at No. 4 singles.

St. Leo, which won two of the three doubles matches, finishes the year 27-2 with both losses coming to HPU.

Third-ranked Armstrong State defeated top-ranked BYU-Hawaii 5-3 to win the women’s championship. BYUH led 2-1 after the doubles matches before Armstrong (32-1) rallied to win four singles matches to capture the title. Diana Stomlega defeated BYUH’s Jeong-Min Jeon 1-6, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 5 singles for Armstrong’s 10th national title.

BYUH (25-1) has lost to Armstrong in five national finals. The Seasiders last won the national title in 2007.

Comments (3)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up