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Rainbow Wahine tennis: Seniors come through on their day

By Brian McInnis on April 6, 2019

The Hawaii women’s tennis seniors took matters into their own hands on their special day. Outgoing players Maayan Sela (No. 2 court), Roxanne Resma (No. 5) and Alzbeta Houbova (No. 6) won their singles matches to anchor the Rainbow Wahine’s 6-1 dual match win over Big West leader UC Santa Barbara at the UH tennis complex on Saturday. In the case of Sela and Resma, that required coming back from a set down against their opponent. Sela’s 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 […]

Rainbow Wahine tennis comes ever so close to Indiana

By Brian McInnis on March 15, 2019

There’s close dual matches, and then there’s what happened for the Hawaii women’s tennis team against Indiana on Thursday. Of nine contested matches — six singles and three doubles — it came down to the last singles court in UH and IU’s competition at the UH Tennis Complex. Then, it came down to the last set on that No. 6 court between UH’s Alzbeta Houbova and IU’s Somer Henry. And, because the tension wasn’t apparently high enough, it then went to […]

Rainbow Wahine tennis: Melounova makes it work

By Brian McInnis on March 13, 2019

The challenges have been large and small, personal and public, academic and athletic. But Petra Melounova is a problem solver. Always has been. The Hawaii women’s tennis star from the Czech Republic is having another stellar season in 2019. It’s difficult to top Big West player of the year status in your first two seasons of college, but what Melounova is doing this year might be her most impressive solution yet. A persistent shoulder injury on the junior’s right (dominant) […]

Van Tilburg, Melounova honored by Big West; get your final four tickets now

By Cindy Luis on March 7, 2019

Congrats to Hawaii’s senior men’s volleyball player Stijn van Tilburg and junior women’s tennis player Petra Melounova. They will will be honored as the University of Hawaii’s recipients of the Big West Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. One male and one female student-athlete from each of the nine conference schools will be honored at a special banquet next Thursday at the Marriott Suites hotel in Garden Grove, Calif. Doubt if SVT will make the banquet. Warriors host CSUN next week. […]

Rainbow Warrior tennis: Ilagan bursts onto scene

By Brian McInnis on February 28, 2019

Andre Ilagan is being heard. His play on the tennis court, of course, has been loud for some time now. You don’t emerge from Kalihi to become two-time state singles champion in a sound vacuum. But lately, it’s been Ilagan’s vocalization between the lines that’s represented his leap to the next level. “My dad told me never to yell because he thought it was bad. I’m pretty sure it was bad before,” Ilagan said after his most recent match for […]

Rainbow Wahine capture Big West tennis title

By Jason Kaneshiro on April 23, 2017

The University of Hawaii women’s tennis team completed an undefeated run through the Big West regular-season schedule with a 4-0 win over Cal State Fullerton on Sunday in Fullerton, Calif. The Rainbow Wahine had clinched at least a share of the regular-season title and claimed its first Big West crown outright with Sunday’s sweep. UH (14-6, 8-0 Big West) will be the top seed in the conference tournament, which runs Thursday to Sunday in Indian Wells, Calif. The Wahine face […]

Nguyen to face Clemson’s Gumulya at NCAAs

By Jason Kaneshiro on May 19, 2015

The draw for the NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championship was released on Tuesday and Rainbow Wahine sophomore Cindy Nguyen will face Clemson senior Beatrice Gumulya in the first round at 8 a.m. (Hawaii time) Wednesday at Baylor’s Hurd Tennis Center. Nguyen, the Big West Player of the Year, is making her second appearance in the NCAA tournament ranked 95th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. She takes a 15-3 record and a seven-match winning streak into the first-round match. Gumulya, from […]