Waimea gets the jump in KIF tennis

WAIMEA — The Waimea Menehunes got off to a quick start in Kaua’i

Interscholastic Federation tennis.

The Waimea boys team rolled to a 5-0

victory over the Kapa’a Warriors, while the Menehune girls team squeaked out a

3-2 win over Kapa’a last Saturday in season-opening matches at the Waimea High

School courts.

One of the five girls matches went the full three sets as

Waimea’s Lory Gawaran edged Kapa’a’s Seychelle DeMille 6-3, 3-6,


Serina Roush scored one of Kapa’a High’s victory — a 6-3, 6-1 win

over Kathleen Sison. Kapa’a’s other victory came by forfeit in third


Waimea won all 10 sets in the boys match, and the only close set

came in first singles where Corey Pablo beat Ryan Esaki 7-6, 6-2.


Saturday, the KIF tennis season continues as the Kaua’i High Red Raiders swing

into action. The Raider boys and girls will play host to the Menehunes at 9

a.m. at the Spa & Tennis Club at Kaua’i


KIF Boys Tennis

Waimea 5, Kapa’a

* 1st Singles: Corey Pablo (W) d. Ryan Esaki (K) 7-6, 6-2.

* 2nd

Singles: Ipo Kamakele (W) d. Cory Nagai (K) 6-2, 6-2.

* 1st Doubles: Adam

Henkel/Lindsey Ibara (W) d. Cody Hashimoto/Stephen Esaki (K) 6-3, 6-0.

2nd Doubles: Jamieson Cosier/Jerrick Fabro (W) d. Seth Marushige/Glen Ramos (K)

6-2, 6-1.

* 3rd Doubles: Ricky Riopta/Shaun Fabro (W) d. Tommy

Yoshida/Darren Lacaden (K) 6-1, 6-3.

* Boys Exhibition Matches: Adam

Henkel/Ricky Riopta (W) d. Ed Roessler/Tim Ishida 8-3 (K); Lindsey Ibara/Shaun

Fabro (W) d. Seth Marushige/Darren Lacaden (K)


KIF Girls Tennis

Waimea 3, Kapa’a


* 1st Singles: Serina Roush (K) d. Kathleen Sison (W) 6-3, 6-1.

* 2nd

Singles: Lory Gawaran (W) d. Seychelle DeMille (K) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

* 1st

Doubles: Roselyn Butac/Karen Sison (W) d. Ashley Tunac/Meryssa Tunac (K) 6-1,


* 2nd Doubles: Leah Gudoy/Debra Bides (W) d. Leah Ornellas/Krystal

Kakimoto (K) 6-2, 6-2.

* 3rd Doubles: Darci Yamaguchi/Julia Costa (K) won

by forfeit.

* Girls Exhibition Matches: Shanti Wada/Eillen Medina d. Connie

Agmata 8-4; Leah Gudoy/Debra Bides (W) d. Shanti Wada/Eilleen Medina (K)



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