Kapa‘a sweeps Kula in tennis

Kapa‘a never got a chance to visit its revised lineup as seven matches were settled by default Saturday.

Kapa‘a emerged with a sweep, taking the boys’ matches 5-0 and the girls’ matches 4-0 against Kula School at the KIF Tennis matches at the Kiahuna Tennis Courts.

In the girls’ matches, Kapa‘a lined up Crystine Ito against Danielle Hoen with Ito defeating Hoen 6-0, 6-1.

Kelli Okamoto, longtime Girls No. 1 Doubles player for Kapa‘a, never got a chance to take her racket out as the remaining four matches were settled by default. She was listed as the Girls No. 2 Singles player.

Cherine Ito moved up to team with Okamoto’s partner, Stephanie Kawamura in the Girls No. 1 Doubles.

Angela Mones and Mailika Napoleon filled in the Girls No. 2 Doubles, which was won by default.

In the No. 3 girls doubles, both teams defaulted resulting in no winner.

Daniel Rodrick defeated Marcus Rose in the Boys No. 1 Singles 6-0, 6-0. Kilakila Youn, playing in the No. 2 Singles court, defeated Andrew Chase 6-0, 6-0.

The boys doubles teams never took the court as all three teams tallied victories by default.

Matthew Hanley and Adam Kerlin were posted as the No. 1 Doubles team, Steven Pascual and Dustin Valdez made up the No. 2 team and Travis Wakayama and Ador Lopez made up the No. 3 team.

Kula took the exhibition match when Rose and Chase defeated Angel Hernandez and Patrick Tran 9-8(1).

KIF tennis takes a breather Saturday due to spring break. Originally scheduled matches have been re-scheduled.

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