Warriors sweep while Raiders, Menehune split

PUHI — The Kapa‘a High School tennis teams swept their respective series at the opening round of the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation tennis matches Saturday at the Kaua‘i Community College and Hanapepe tennis courts.

Kaua‘i High School and Waimea High School split its series, Waimea taking the boys’ matches, 3-2 while Kaua‘i controlled the girls’ courts, 4-1.

The Warriors’ boys first doubles team of Reggie Agaran and Kai Harrison was the difference in the boys’ round, as the team’s win swayed the boys’ round to Kapa‘a’s favor, 3-2, while the Warrior girls swept its round, 5-0.

Ryan Perez and Garret Beyer, both soccer standouts for Island School, effectively made the transition to tennis as Perez got past Kapa‘a’s Justin Medina, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the boys first singles.

Beyer had an easier time in the boys’ second singles, defeating Kapa‘a’s Jonathan Obians, 6-0, 6-1.

But Island School’s run ended there, the first doubles going to Kapa‘a following a hard-fought match. Agaran and Harrison posted the win over Keoni Boemer and Cole Moore, 7-5, 6-4.

The Warriors iced its boys’ win as the second and third doubles went to Kapa‘a by default.

Khae-Chawat Saowaiak took the girls’ first singles court for Kapa‘a, getting past Island School’s Margo Latif, 7-5, 6-3. Kaylie Nakamura of Kapa‘a had an easier time on the girls second singles court, handing Kalena Wong a 6-0, 6-0 loss.

Karalee Higa teamed with Taylor Anama on the girls’ first doubles court to edge out Island Schools’ Sachi de Treux and Katy Davidson, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Gabby Buist teamed with Amber Diaz on the girls’ second double court to get past Island School’s Madison Moore and Whitney Summerhays, 4-6, 6-4 (10-6).

Casey Nakamura teamed with Angelika Question on the girls’ third doubles court to defeat Island School’s Alyssa Medd and Ashley Larkin, 6-2, 6-2.

Kaua‘i boys’ singles players took their two matches, but the Red Raider boys doubles dropped to Waimea giving the Menehune a 3-2 edge for the boys while Kaua‘i’s No. 1 Singles player, Jennifer Grady, was the sole winner on the girls’ side, giving Waimea a 4-1 edge in girls’ play.

Kaua‘i’s Matthew Kanna downed Chris Ajimura, 7-5, 6-2 in the Boys First Singles and Jerik Centeno, playing on the Boys Second Singles court, defeated Waimea’s Chris Corpz, 6-1, 6-1.

Waimea took all three doubles matches, Geoffrey Alayvilla and Bradley Cano going three sets to edge out Kaua‘i’s Radcliff Floria and Francis Joshua Perez, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Andrew Dutton and Bradly Lumabao defeated Kaua‘i’s Jacob Peck and William Jordan Balbin, 6-1, 6-1 and the Menehune team of Tanim Alam and Gilson Guillermo edged out Kaua‘i’s duo of Xinfa Lin and Micah Young, 7-5, 6-3.

On the girls’ court, Waimea’s only win came in the third doubles when the Menehune pair of Emily Evans and Ember Teter downed Raiders Maricar Bersmira and Tori Pagador, 6-3, 7-5.

Jennifer Grady, playing the girls’ first singles hot off the basketball court, downed Waimea’s Rachel Umetsu, 6-2, 6-4. Noe Murray got past Waimea’s Mary Yasay, 6-0, 7-6 (3) on the second girls’ singles court.

Tarryn Orial teamed with Gillian Gregorio on the girls’ first doubles court to get past Waimea’s duo of Kaycee San Agustin-Nordmeier and Shalyn Jim, 6-3, 7-5.

The girls’ second doubles match saw Kari Noe team with Danika Thompson to defeat Waimea’s Caylee Yamamoto and Tiara Soliven, 6-2, 6-4.

With the sweeping win, Kapa‘a next travels to the Hanapepe Courts to tangle with Waimea at 10 a.m. Saturday. Island School travels to the Kaua‘i Lagoons courts, where they will be hosted by Kaua‘i starting at noon Saturday.

According to the KIF Master Schedule, Saturday is an SAT test date, but no change is indicated for the Kapa‘a-Waimea matches at Hanapepe.

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