Island School splits KIF tennis opener

PO‘IPU — Island School split with Kaua‘i High as the KIF tennis season opened with two series Saturday.

Island School boys edged Kaua‘i, 3-2 while Kaua‘i girls took 4 of their 5 matches.

Justin Vea controlled Kaua‘i’s No. 1 singles player Sterling Inouye 6-2, 6-0, and Ashton Perez, playing in the No. 2 court, edged Kaua‘i’s Ryan Bieker 7-5, 6-4.

Island School’s third win for the boys came in No. 3 Doubles, where Ryan Bender and Hunter Coberly got past Manny Cagdan and Derrick Monis 6-1, 7-5.

Kaua‘i’s No. 1 Doubles team of Reyn Balocan and Alan Castillo controlled Island School’s Andrew Rowan and Manas Kshiragar 6-1, 6-1.

Tim Rokohl and Chris Flynn gave Kaua‘i No. 2 Doubles a win over Noah Randolph-Flagg and Eric Talvi, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Island School’s sole win in the girls’ matches came when No. 3 Doubles Tayler James and Sky Smith defeated Tasha Hannah and Gabl Sanehira, 6-3, 6-1.

Kaua‘i’s No. 1 Singles Dasha Lagmay easily handled Island School’s Jasmine Blaine 6-2, 6-2, and in the Raider’s No. 2 Singles flight, Lizzy Schiller defeated Dianna Cowern, 6-1, 6-4.

Cassady Sirois and Katie Anderson, Kaua‘i’s No. 1 Doubles, downed Tayler Dabin and Juli Blachowiak, 6-1, 6-2, and the Raiders’ No. 2 Doubles team of Megan Vento and Jessica Castillo blanked Isabelle Worley and Catherine Hoban 6-0, 6-0.

In the second set of KIF games, Kapa‘a traveled to the Princeville courts to match up against Kula School. No results from those matches were available at press time.

Waimea opens its season Saturday at the Kiahuna Tennis Courts for a match-up against Kaua‘i at noon.

On the other side of the island, Kula hosts Island School at The Club at Hanalei at noon.

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