tennis players
Carolina Alfonsin

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo tennis players Carolina Alfonsin and Alessio Demichelis had big opening matches and earned the Pepsi Athletes of the Week award.

Alfonsin had a smashing debut in a match against nationally ranked No. 5 Hawaiʻi Pacific University (HPU). With the team score tied at 3-3, Alfonsin traded blows with HPU‘s Valentina Mokrova, coming from behind to win the third set and the match for UH Hilo, 6-4.

Demichelis had a debut weekend to remember as well, winning two matches at the No. 2 singles slot against No. 5 nationally ranked HPU. In the morning match, Demichelis defeated Matej Panik 6-4, 6-3 and also won at No. 1 doubles with teammate Martin Soukal (who was named the PacWest Player of the Week).

For more go to the UH Hilo Athletics website.

tennis player
Alessio Demichelis