Vuls will try to serve no­tice to PacWest

UHH men seeded fourth in Ari­zona

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - SPORTS -

Col­lege play­off ten­nis, any­one?

UH-Hilo and the Pa­cific West Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onships aren’t al­ways a thing – at least not one that is all that note­wor­thy – but mat­ters are a bit dif­fer­ent this sea­son.

The Vul­cans men are seeded fourth for the league fi­nals and will face No. 5 Con­cor­dia on Thurs­day in Sur­prise, Ariz..

Bat­tle-tested UHH, which was No. 7 seed of eight teams last year, will face the Ea­gles at 6 a.m. Hawai­ian time at the Sur­prise Ten­nis & Rac­quet Cen­ter. If they win, they will take on de­fend­ing na­tional cham­pion and No. 1 seed Hawai`i Pa­cific on Fri­day at the same time.

Re­gard­less of the out­comes, coach Tina Mc­Der­mott’s squad will play three to­tal matches in the tour­na­ment, ei­ther in the Cham­pi­onship bracket or the Con­so­la­tion bracket.

“This is a big ac­com­plish­ment for our pro­gram,” Mc­Der­mott said in a school re­lease. “Im­prov­ing from the sev­enth seed to the fourth is a big step. The men have worked ex­tremely hard this sea­son and did much bet­ter in their con­fer­ence matches to put them­selves in a bet­ter po­si­tion at this tour­na­ment.”

No. 1 sin­gles player Va­clav Slezak goes into the tour­na­ment with a 17-4 record and No. 5 on the lad­der Bruno Figlia is 15-5. The No. 2 doubles tan­dem of Figlia and Alex Fil­lat Perez is 16-4 this sea­son.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.