Waimea strong over Island School

Justin Vea may have taken the No. 1 Boys singles, but Waimea went on to take the remaining boys tennis matches over Island School Saturday.

The Menehune beat Island School 4-1 in boys matches and 5-0 in girls matches to set the stage for a boys showdown against Kapa‘a Saturday.

A 3-2 win by the Kapa‘a girls over Kaua‘i earned the Lady Warriors the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation title for that division Saturday.

Vea defeated Waimea’s Harold Shimono Jr. 6-3, 6-2 in Island School’s only win of the day.

Darrel Nonaka, played for Waimea on the No. 2 boys singles court, defeated Ashton Perez 2-6, 6-0, 6-3.

Jordan Sato teamed with Michael Haack to take the No. 1 Boys Doubles 6-3, 6-0 over Eric Talvi and Noah Randolph-Flagg. Ruben Nonaka and Kekoa Masuda, playing on the No. 2 Doubles court, handled Hunter Coberly and Ryan Bender, 6-2, 6-1, with Geoffrey Tran and Craig Ponting defeating Manas Kshirsagar and Chris Marsh 6-3, 6-3 in the Boys No. 3 Doubles matchup.

Tiffany Lum started the ball rolling for the Waimea girls by handling Jasmine Blaine 6-0, 6-0 in the Girls No. 1 Singles.

Waimea coach Paulette Lum noted that Lum got the win despite nursing an injured shoulder.

Jade Cano chalked up a win in the Girls No. 2 Singles by defeating Catherine Hoban 6-0, 6-0.

In the girls first doubles, Ceci Sun and LeeAnn Sagucio were 6-4, 6-4 better than Island School’s Juli Blachowiak and Tayler Dabin.

Waimea’s toughest match came in the Girls No. 2 Doubles as Rachel Wright and May Badua prevailed by getting past Sky Smith and Tayler James 6-3, 7-6(3).

Beverly Grande and Leslie Gudoy took the No. 3 doubles match for Waimea by defeating Rayna Carlson and Destiny Detreaux 6-1, 6-1.

Island School’s bright moment came in the exhibition matches when Logan Alcott teamed with Blachowiak to defeat Daniel Kalauawa and Kevin Toma 8-2.

But Waimea came back in the second exhibition match as the team of Candice Klein and Mershelle Rivera defeated the Island School duo of Christy Mayfield and Katherine Hoban 8-4.

Waimea hosts Kapa‘a Saturday with the KIF boys’ title on the line. That matchup starts at 12 p.m. at the Hanapepe Tennis Courts.

Kaua‘i travels to Hanalei to meet Kula in the week’s second set of KIF tennis matches. Those matches also start at noon.


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