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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sophomore Cindy Nguyen is back at the NCAA tennis championship. Nguyen is the only Rainbow Wahine to compete at the singles tournament.