POIPU – The Kapa’a boys and girls tennis teams needed each and every point on Saturday to best Waimea in an early-season KIF match at the Kiahuna tennis courts.
Waimea’s boys squad took the opening match in No. 3 doubles with Brian Hayashi and David Homna earning a 6-1, 6-0 win over Kapa’a.
However, the Warriors fought back to claim a 3-2 match win over the Menehune.
In No. 1 singles, the Warriors’ Kia Tom bested Waimea’s Talon Abot 6-1, 6-4.
In No. 2 singles Justin Nagai of Kapa’a defeated the Menehune’s Kollin Morikawa 6-1, 6-2.
Kapa’a took No.1 doubles with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Waimea’s Peterson Dela Cruz and Joseph Macnam.
The Menehune’s Steven Fountain and Desmond Rodrigues edged the Warriors 2-6, 6-0, 6-4.
In girls action, the Warriors also claimed a 3-2 victory over Waimea.
Kapa’a received wins in No. 2 singles from Raysha Sadang (6-3, 6-2) over the Menehune’s Sara Nonaka.
The Warriors’ Tasha Haraguchi was defeated in a tight match by Waimea’s Sonya Tacub 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
Other wins for the Warriors came in No. 1 (6-4, 4-6, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles (6-1, 6-3).
In No. 3 doubles, the Menehune’s Kristine Sison and Ashley Shimono earned a 6-4, 6-4 win.
Kaua’i 5, Kula 0
The Red Raiders continued their solid early-season play with a 5-0 win over Kula High in a KIF boys tennis match on Saturday at the Hanalei Bay Resort.
Eddie Kane led the win in No. 1 singles as he defeated Kula’s Kyle Barrett 6-3, 7-6 (7-3). In No. 2 singles, the Red Raiders’ Jordan Kukino bested Alex Latif 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).
In No.1 doubles, Kaua’i’s Chris Colacino and Chad Naganuma beat Simon Efrein and Ryan Mijares of Kula 6-1, 6-1.
The Red Raiders’ Bryce Hosaka and Ronald Hosaka beat Kula’s Chris Owens and Michael Mijares 6-0, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles while Grant Teichman and Stephen McClaran of Kaua’i defeated Ian Ham Young and Lucas Frailey of Kula 6-0, 6-0.
Kaua’i hosts Kapa’a at the Kaua’i Lagoons while Kula faces the Island School at noon at the Kiahuna Courts. Both matches are on Saturday.