Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 |
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The Red Raiders’ boys tennis team remained on a roll after beating Kapa’a 5-0 on Saturday at the Kaua’i Lagoons in a KIF match. In girls action, Kaua’i beat Kapa’a 4-1.
In boys play, Kaua’i came out early and took charge.
In No. 1 singles, Kaua’i’s Eddy Kane used his balanced back-court game to keep Kapa’a’s Andrew Walpole at bay.
Kane beat Walpole 6-1, 6-0.
Jordan Kukino continued the Red Raiders’ run with a victory over the Warriors’ Justin Nagai 6-0, 6-3.
Kukino dictated play with his huge first serve and forehand.
Kapa’a looked as though it would get back into the match in No. 1 doubles.
The Warriors’ team of Kia Tom and Kyle Mahoney earned a second-set win (6-2) before Kaua’i’s Chad Naganuma and Bryce Hosaka took the third set 6-3.
The Red Raiders’ Ronald Hosaka and Grant Teichman defeated Kapa’a’s Cory Napoleon and Waylen Sadang 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in No. 2 doubles.
In No. 3 doubles, Kaua’i’s Stephen McClaran and Eric Fujikawa earned a 6-3, 6-1 win over Taylor Aifiler and Whitney Haraguchi 6-3, 6-1.
In girls action, Hokulani Jordan of Kaua’i beat Kapa’a’s Tasha Haraguchi in a tight match 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 singles.
Jennifer Kawaguchi of the Red Raiders bested the Warriors’ Carrie Esaki 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles.
Kapa’a’s lone win came in No. 1 doubles.
The Warriors top club of Ashley Valvieja and Jaclyn Filippe bested Kaua’i’s Asami Takaya and Jaymee Wakamoto 9-7, 6-4.
In No. 2 doubles, Shannon Bulloch and Lezlie Tao of the Red Raiders beat Kapa’a’s Cuares and Deidra Spencer 7-5, 6-1 while Kaua’i’s Elise Miyamoto and Nikki Matsumura bested Kapa’a’s Roush and Yoshida 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
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