Pacific heads to Hawai'i for two matches

Pacific heads to Hawai'i for two matches

After having two home matches canceled last weekend due to weather, Tiger men's tennis is back in action with a doubleheader on the Hawai'ian Islands.

It's been nearly two weeks since the Tigers were last in action. After rain washed out matches against UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly last weekend, Pacific is in search of wins number two and three on the season against Hawai'i. The Tigers take on the Rainbow Warriors at 10 a.m. in Honolulu on Saturday and Sunday.

In Pacific's last match on Jan. 27 came against Nevada in a tight contest. The Wolfpack got going early after taking the hotly contest doubles point. The Tigers rallied back in singles and the match came down to the final point at No. 1 singles where Freshman Philip Hjorth took Nevada's All-Mountain West junior, Julien Evrard, to three sets, but fell in the final, 7-6. Juniors Akram El Sallaly and Tadiwa Chinamo both picked up wins in singles and doubles. Chinamo remains a perfect 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles play.

Rain is in the forecast for Sunday's match. Keep up with the Tigers on Pacifictigers.com and on social media @PacificMTennis for any and all updates.


MATCHDAY INFO

Feb. 9, 2019

Pacific at Hawai'i | 10 a.m. PST

Location | Honolulu, Hawai'i

Venue | UH Tennis Complex

Forecast | Partly cloudy and windy | High of 72, Low of 63 | 0% chance of precipitation

Feb. 10, 2019

Pacific at Hawai'I | 10 a.m. PST

Location | Honolulu, Hawai'i

Venue | UH Tennis Complex

Forecast | Showers and wind | High of 74, Low of 67 | 40% chance of precipitation


Scouting the Rainbow Warriors

So far this season, Hawai'I is 2-3 with wins over UC Riverside and Weber State. This weekend's matches will be the second and third true home dual matches for Hawai'i. The team fell to Louisville in its only other home match on Jan. 11, 6-1.

Last season, Hawai'I went 3-14 and fell in the opening round of the Big West Conference Championships to UC Irvine.

This season's Rainbow Warrior team is equally divided between upper and underclassmen with four each. So far this season, freshman Andre Ilagan has been Hawai'I's top performer. He is 2-0 in at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. He defeated Louisville's No. 2, Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff, 6-4, 6-4 in the season opener.