Hawai'i Tandem Has Perfect Week at 5-0
Hawai‘i junior Hannah Rooks (Honolulu, O‘ahu/Kaiser HS) and sophomore Ka’iwi Schucht (Escondido, Calif./Serra HS) earned Big West Pairs Team of the Week accolades after a perfect weekend as UH claimed its fourth-straight weekly honor in the category.
The Rainbow Wahine’s No. 3 tandem went 5-0 versus five top-20 teams, including three top-10 programs in No. 2 Florida State, No. 9 Stetson and No. 10 Florida International. Four of the pair’s victories came at the Stetson Beach Invitational over Spring Break where the duo recorded three straight-set victories.
Perfect in match play, the twosome helped UH to a 4-1 upset of the No. 2 Seminoles and contributed to wins versus No. 9 Stetson and No. 10 FIU. The duo also aided the Rainbow Wahine in stringing together now six-straight Ws to improve to 9-5 and to break into the winning column.
Other’s nominated: Taylor Nelson/Savannah Niemen (Cal Poly), Rachel Nieto/Nele Barber (Long Beach State)