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KAPA‘A — Kaua‘i High School took both its series against Kapa‘a, 3-2 for the boys and 5-0 for the girls, as the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation opened the 2010 tennis season, Saturday.
Matches were played at both the Kapa‘a High School courts while Waimea High School hosted Island School at the Hanapepe tennis courts.
Island School split its series with the Menehune, taking the boys 4-1 and dropping 2-3 to the Menehune girls.
Waimea’s only win in the boys’ series came in third doubles when the duo of John Gawaran and Mark Razalan defeated Jason Manzano and Ben Steuri, 6-3, 6-3.
The Menehune also put up a fight in the boys second doubles before dropping in three sets. The Waimea duo of Kaleo Hauata and John Villanueva battled against the Island team of Dylan Morrison-Fogel and Larry Miller, but Island prevailed, 7-6 (9), 2-6, 7-6 (4).
Jeremy Randolph-Flagg of Island defeated Joshua Ponting, 6-3, 6-1 and Ryan Perez of Island defeated James Paleracio, 6-4, 6-2 for the Boys first and second singles, respectively.
Sam Dunham teamed with Logan Domingo for Island to defeat the Menehune pair of Chris Ajimura and Andrew Dutton, 6-1, 6-0.
Island also took the consolation doubles when the team of Kyle Lee and Jai Odyssea defeated the Menehune duo of Benigno Baclig and Daniel Sagucio, 6-3.
Island’s two wins in the girls series came in the first and third doubles when the team of Meghan Perius and Sara Loreti defeated the Menehune No. 1 doubles team of Rachel Umetsu and Miriam Corpuz, 6-1, 6-2.
In girls third doubles, Island’s Kaulana Hannenberg teamed with Kathryn Hoban to down the Menehune duo of Chantelle Carveiro and Angelica Tran, 6-2, 6-0.
Island also controlled three of the four consolation matches when Tessa Mason and Lauren Spears defeated Waimea’s Shantel Rita and Sarah Predas, 6-1. Genevera Sardos-Albertini and Alisa Bezera defeated Waimea’s Mary Yasay and Sahar Farragj, 7-6 (2), and Mikalah Sullivan and Joy Claypoole defeated Menehune Brittney Palencia and Kiele Young, 6-4.
Waimea’s win in the consolation came when Shantel Rita and Sarah Predas defeated Island’s Samantha Berry and Bailey Morrison-Fogel, 8-4.
Jade Cano set the stage for the girls singles play by defeating Madison Duarte of Island, 6-1, 6-3 in No. 1 singles.
Waimea’s Brittney Barreira went on to defeat Island’s April Oo in the No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-1, the Menehune rounding out their wins when the team of Annalissa Harsell and Dessa Rentrop teamed in the Girls No. 2 doubles to defeat Haley Uliana and Stephanie Steuri of Island, 6-0, 6-2.
Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i matches
Kaua‘i’s No. 2 and No. 3 boys doubles teams came away with victories, with Jerik Centano and Ryan Lopez beating Kapa‘a’s Otis Llewellyn and Elliott Haigh, 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 2 doubles to knot things up at two matches apiece.
Lyle Nemeth and Andrew Obiano teamed in the No. 3 Boys Doubles to defeat the Warrior team of Peter Nguyen and Reggie Agaran, 6-0, 6-0 to give Kaua‘i the edge in boys.
Earlier, Chas Okamoto handily downed Kaua‘i’s B.J. Kai, 6-0, 6-0, despite Kai battling valiantly in the lower courts for the Boys No. 1 singles.
Hunter Bilbo was a 6-1, 6-0 winner over Kapa‘a’s Ryan Bieker in the Boys No. 2 singles to knot things up 1-1.
Kapa‘a took the lead when its No. 1 doubles team of Anthony Lopez and Rad Floria defeated the Kaua‘i duo of Matthew Kanna and Chris Wong, 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the Boys No. 1 doubles.
Kaua‘i controlled all of the girls matches, starting with No. 1 singles Sarah Kukino defeating Makena McCluskey 6-1, 6-1, while Shay Orial took the No. 2 singles by downing Alexsis Valdez, 6-1, 6-1.
Jennifer Grady teamed with Jasmine Ikeda to defeat the Warrior duo of Kaylie Nakamura and Jazzerie Taeza, 6-3, 6-4 for the No. 1 doubles.
Kari Noe and Raisa Carlos downed the Kapa‘a pair of Taetra Christensen and Nicole Deyerl, 6-4, 6-1 for the No. 2 doubles.
In the final match, Kristine Castillo paired with Jaimee Gali to down Kapa‘a’s team of Kara Lee Higa and Alana Agcaoili, 6-0, 6-1.
Saturday’s matches will see Kaua‘i visiting Waimea at the Hanapepe courts and Kapa‘a will travel to the Kaua‘i Community College courts to match up against Island School.
Due to SAT testing, all matches will start at noon.
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