Posted with permission, article and pictures, from University of Hawaii Hilo
Irvine, Calif.–Alessio Demichelis clinched the Vulcans victory over No. 4 Hawai’i Pacific on UH Hilo’s second court, leading him to receive this week’s PacWest Player of the Week honors.
Demichelis faced HPU’s Robin Sanz on Saturday (Apr. 2). Demichelis dropped the first set, but stayed alive in the second with a tiebreaker win (9-7). He then claimed the third set as well in a grueling duel that ultimately took over two and a half hours. When it was all said and done, Demichelis clinched the win for the home team with the 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 score.
The Vulcans improved to a six-match winning streak as they heading into the final stretch before the PacWest Championships. There will be one more ranking announced tomorrow (Apr. 5) before the final qualifiers announcement Apr. 11.