Waimea sweeps Kula in Hanapepe tennis

HANAPEPE — The Waimea High School tennis teams swept the series against Kula High with 5-0, 5-0 scores for both its boys and girls teams Saturday.

The Menehune boys took all of its matches against the Kula men with the exception of the No. 3 doubles which Waimea won by default.

In the girls matches, Kula defaulted on the No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Rachel Wright and Ceci Sun, playing on the No. 1 Doubles court, had the toughest game of the day as they battled the Kula team of Emily Rider and Elli Sherrer before going on to take the contest 6-2, 6-1.

LeeAnn Sagucio and May Badua easily handled Summer Ryll and Kristen Steiner on the No. 2 court, 6-2, 6-1. On the No. 3 court, Leslie Gudoy and Beverly Grande completed the sweep on a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Taylor Reid and Gillian Pickett.

Darrel Nonaka, playing on the No. 1 Singles field, downed Matt Vinsko 6-0, 6-1 and No. 2 Singles Harold Shimono Jr. defeated Marcus Rose 6-1, 6-1.

Jordan Sato and Michael Haack, playing on the No. 1 Doubles field, defeated the Kula team of Jyle Sherrer and Andrew Chase 6-1, 6-1 and the Waimea team of Ruben Nonaka and Geoffrey Tran took the No. 2 Doubles by default.

Kekoka Masuda and Craig Ponting completed the boys’ sweep on a default in the No. 3 Doubles.

KIF tennis draws double-duty at the Kiahuna Tennis Courts Saturday when Waimea faces Island School in the afternoon contest starting at 2 p.m. Earlier in the day, Kaua‘i will go up against Kapa‘a starting at noon. Kula School draws the bye.


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