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Emily Hartong was the lone player with Hawaii connections to advance to Friday’s main draw of the AVP Tour’s Hawaii Open.
Hartong and Geena Urango def. former SandBow Katie Spieler and Delaney Knudsen, 21-19, 21-10
These quotes didn’t make it into the print edition Friday but from Hartong
On facing the top seeds: Always exciting to play against one of the best teams in the world and opportunity to compete at a high level. We’ve worked hard all season so now it’s time to just play free and leave it all on the court.
On Speiler: It’s always tough facing your friends especially when you know your fellow Rainbow Wahine wants it just a much as you do while being back here in Hawaii. Katie’s someone who has taught me a lot about playing on the beach. I learn from her every time I’m out there sharing the court whether we’re on the same side or across the net.
Also in the women’s qualifier, ex-SandBow Carly Kan and Lauren DeTurk eliminated in the third round; ex-SandBow Heather Boyan Friesen annd Alexa Micek elimianted in first round; ex-SandBow Ari Homayun and Michelle Iafiglioa elminated in first round
Ex-SandBow Karissa Cook and Jace Pardon seeded sixth in main draw, play 10:25 Friday
on the men’s side
Former Warrior libero Ric Cervantes and Jacob Rosener eliminated in second round; former Warrior Nemanja Komar and Chris Fleming elminated in first round
Seeded into Friday main draw No. 2 Taylor Crabb (Punahou) and Jake Gibb; No. 8 Tri Bourne (AOP) and Trevor Crabb (Punahou); No. 11 Maddison and Riley McKibbin.
No. 7 Minnesota def. Clemson, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24
No. 10 Washington def No. 9 Wisconsin in Madison, 25-23, 27-25, 19-25, 25-22
No. 12 BYU def. No. 18 Utah, 25-22, 25-21, 12-25, 25-18
St. John’s def. No. 14 Oregon, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22
No. 15 Creighton def. Wichita State, 25-15, 25-17, 25-19
San Diego def, No. 20 USC 25-18, 25-17, 19-25, 18-25, 15-13
No. 22 Colorado State def. Cal Poly, 25-15, 25-10, 25-16
No. 24 Cal def. Saint Mary’s, 25-21, 25-21, 25-14
San Diego State def. Long Beach State, 25-12, 25-20, 21-25, 25-21