Schiller pulls upset in tournament

PO‘IPU — Lizzy Schiller upset fourth-ranked Dasha Lagmay yesterday in Round 2 of the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation’s Qualifying Tennis Tournament at the Kiahuna Courts. The unranked Kaua‘i High School player defeated teammate Lagmay 6-4, 6-4, securing a spot at this year’s state tournament.

Nearly 100 tennis players representing Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i and Waimea High School and Island and Kula schools, set up camp at the courts for the day-long tournament.

Lyndsey Tom barely broke a sweat yesterday during her Round 1 victory over Danielle Jure. Tom, ranked No. 1 in the KIF, defeated her Kula School counterpart, 6-0, 6-1, despite having a jammed thumb. Tom beat Kaua‘i’s Cassady Sirois in the second round to make it to the semis.

No. 2 Tiffany Lum of Waimea beat teammate Jade Cano 6-0, 6-0. No. 3 Crystine Ito of Kapa‘a beat fellow Warrior Eryn O’Shaughnessy 6-1, 6-1.

For the boys, top-ranked Justin Vea of Island School had a bye for the first round, leaving him to face teammate Ashton Perez in the second. To get there, Perez beat Marcus Rose of Kula 6-2, 6-1. Vea, however, cut no slack for Perez, defeating him 6-0, 6-1.

No. 2 Harold Shimono, Jr. of Waimea beat Kapa‘a’s Adam Kerlin 6-1, 6-4, in the first round. Shimono beat Kaua‘i’s Alan Castillo 6-2, 6-1.

No. 3 Daniel Rodrick of Kapa‘a won his first two matches of the tournament, defeating Kaua‘i’s Domingo Loero 6-0, 6-0 and Kula’s Matt Vinsko 6-0, 6-1.

Fourth-seeded Darrel Nonaka of Waimea defeated Patrick Tran of Kapa‘a, 6-0, 6-0. Nonaka then went on to beat Kaua‘i’s Manny Cagdan 6-2, 6-0.

There was one upset in doubles play.

The pair of S. Pascual and T. Wakayama of Kapa‘a defeated fourth-ranked team of Ruben Nonaka and Kekoa Masuda 6-3, 6-4. Pascual and Wakayama had been exhibition players throughout the season but were pit against Waimea for the tournament.

All players who advanced to the semis earn spots at the state tournament on Maui next month.

For full results, see today’s Scoreboard above.

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