Tom seeded 9th for states

Kapa‘a High School’s Lyndsey Tom is the only tennis player from the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation to receive a rank going into this week’s state tournament.

Kapa‘a’s Steven Pascual and Travis Wakayama and Kaua‘i High School’s Reyn Balocan and Sterling Inouye received a bye for the boys doubles teams. Waimea High School’s Jordan Sato and Michael Haack will face Arvhin Aris and Ozzi Jaramillo of Waipahu High School. Kapa‘a’s Kila Youn and Matt Hanley will face Ian Dela Cruz and Ben Massenburg of McKinley High School.

Kapa‘a’s Daniel Rodrick, Island School’s Justin Vea and Waimea’s Darrel Nonaka also received byes for the boys singles competition. Waimea’s Harold Shimono, Jr. is the only KIF boys singles player who will play in the first round. Shimono will play Ivan Delaney of Lahainaluna High School.

For the girls doubles teams, Kaua‘i’s Megan Vento and Katie Anderson play Marissa Arakaki and Krystie Kiyuna of Mililani High School. Kapa‘a’s Kelli Okamoto and Mailika Napoleon will play Charis Peich and Jess Yim of Pearl City High School.

Island School’s Taylor Dabin and Julie Blachowiak will play Robyn Ing and Morissa Kahakui of Kamehemeha Schools — Kapalama. Kapa‘a’s Cherine Ito and Stephanie Kawamura received a bye.

Tom was the only girls singles player to receive a bye for the KIF.

Kaua‘i’s Lizzy Schiller will play Elisa Koehler of Mckinley, Kapa‘a’s Crystine Ito plays Silkie Kawahakui of Waialua High School and Waimea’s Tiffany Lum will play Alyson Kinoshita of Moanalua High School.

The state tennis championship will be from this Wednesday to Saturday at the Wailea, Makena and Kalama Park tennis courts on Maui.

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