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Waimea, Kaua‘i teams split
by Lanaly Cabalo – the garden island
Boys: Kapaa 5, Island School 0
Kapaa High School’s boys tennis team saw the return of its No. 1 singles player Chas Okamoto. But it was a short one as the freshman defeated Island School’s Sam Dunham in two sets, 6-1 and 6-2, yesterday, at the Kiahuna Swim and Tennis Club.
No. 2 singles Adam Kerlin and the top doubles team of Kila Youn and Ador Lopez were the only other matches played yesterday for the two teams.
Kerlin defeated Logan Domingo in two sets, 6-2 and 7-5. Youn and Lopez beat Rayan Bender and Hunter Coberly also in two sets, 6-1 and 6-1.
Girls: Kapaa 4, Island School 1
Kapaa’s top player Lyndsey Tom shut out Sheena Iwamoto 6-0, 6-0. Kirsten McCracken and Juli Blachowiak found themselves on the court for a marathon match saw McCracken win at 7-6(8-6) and 6-1.
Island School’s duo of Tayler James and Madison Duarte saw their match against Cherine Ito and Tori Yatogo go to three sets, with the Voyagers coming out on top 6-4, 5-7 and 7-5. In the second doubles match, Alexis Valdez and Naomi Taylor beat Isabell Worley and Katherine Hoban 6-0, 6-2. Kapaa won the third match by default.
Boys: Waimea 4, Kaua‘i 1
Waimea’s boys tennis team outplayed Kaua‘i, beating them 4-1. In a hard-fought match, Waimea’s top singles player Harold Shimono, Jr. defeated Sterling Inouye in two sets that went to extra games, 7-5, 7-5.
Darrel Nonaka won his match against Manny Cagdan 6-2, 6-1.
Kaua‘i’s lone victory of the afternoon came from the third doubles duo of Tyrus Ceria-Lux and Pacific Gingras. They beat Randy Umetsu and Bryle Rivera 7-6(3) and 6-4.
Girls: Kaua‘i 3, Waimea 2
Sarah Kukino was finished with her match as almost as fast as she got on the court. The Kaua‘i High School freshman and top player shut her opponent Candice Klein, 6-0, 6-0.
Kaua‘i’s girls won 3-2 over Waimea, with wins from their top singles and doubles players.
Waimea’s victories came from its second and third doubles groups.
Miyu Adachi and Dessa Rentrop and Jessica Castillo and Tania Hensley to three sets, coming out on top, 7-5, 5-7 and 6-4.
The next set of matches will be held this Saturday. Waimea will host Kapa‘a High School starting at noon in Waimea and Kaua‘i will face Island School also at noon at Kiahuna.
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