Waimea sweeps, Kaua‘i splits in KIF tennis

PUHI —  Waimea High School tennis teams swept their series over Island School, 5-0, 5-0, Saturday at the Kaua‘i Community College tennis courts.

Over at the Kaua‘i Lagoons courts, Kaua‘i High School girls took their series over Kapa‘a, 5-0, while the Kapa‘a High School boys, dropping two singles matches, corralled all three of the doubles matches to win 3-2.

“We’ve got four boys chomping at the bit,” said one of the Waimea coaches. “Island School defaulted on two of the doubles matches before we even got on the court, and now those boys are anxious to do something.”

The winners, by default, spent their time playing grass tennis as well as mock matches on the access road to the KCC kitchens while the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation matches progressed on the courts.

Chris Ajimura was a 6-1, 6-4 winner over Island School’s Garret Beyer in the Boys First Singles, while Geoffrey Alayvilla worked to a 7-6(7-4), 7-5 win over Island School’s Keoni Boemer in the Boys Second Singles.

“Things can change very quickly,” said Waimea coach Scott Nakamatsu who was viewing the match. “We can be looking good in one minute, and all of that can change quickly.”

John Gawaran and Mark Razalan partnered to defeat the Island School duo of Christian Potter and Cole Moore, 6-2, 6-2 in the Boys First Doubles, the Menehune getting the Boys Second and Third Doubles by default.

On the girls’ courts, Waimea’s Lani-Rae Green defeated April Oo, 6-2, 6-1 in the Girls First Singles while Brittney Barreira was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Lauren Claypoole on the Girls Second Singles court.

Rachel Umetsu teamed with Annalissa Hartsell to defeat the Island School pair of Joy Claypoole and Katy Davidson, 6-0, 6-0 on the Girls First Doubles Court.

Shantel Rita and Kaycee San Agustin-Nordmeier were 6-0, 6-0 winners over Island School’s Maddy Gregor and Whitney Summerhays on the Girls Second Doubles court, while Shaylyn Sim got her Jamba Juice after partnering with Caylee Yamamoto and defeating the Island School pair of Alyssa Medd and Ashley Larkin 6-0, 6-0 on the Girls Third Doubles court.

Kaua‘i’s Jennifer Grady, playing on the Girls First Singles court, took three sets to get past Kapa‘a’s Kaylie Nakamura 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, while Shay Orial, Kaua‘i’s No. 2 Singles player, was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Amber Diaz on the Girls Second Singles court.

Kaua‘i’s Noe Murray teamed with Tarryn Orial to take Taylor Anama and Karalee Higa, 6-3, 6-2 on the Girls First Doubles court. Gilian Gregorio teamed with Danika Thompson of Kaua‘i to get past the Warrior pair of Frenses May Nono and Wylie Barker, 6-3, 6-3 on the Girls Second Doubles court.

Red Raiders Kari Noe and Maricar Bersamira were 6-0, 6-0 winners over Chelsea Ferrer and Amy Niwa on the Girls Third Doubles court, and Kaua‘i’s Tori Pagador and Stephanie Gushikuma were 8-2 winners over Diaz and Higa in a girls’ consolation match.

Things were different on the boys’ courts as Kaua‘i took the two singles matches before succumbing to Kapa‘a in the doubles matches.

Red Raider Matt Kanna was a three-set winner, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1, over Justin Medina of Kapa‘a on the Boys First Singles court. Jerik Centeno, playing on the Boys Second Singles court, was a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Jonathon Medina.

Kapa‘a’s Reggie Agaran teamed with Kai Harrison to get past Kaua‘i’s Kevin Jian and Joshua Perez 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on the Boys First Doubles court.

The Warriors’ Andrew Obiano and Kailer Scopacasa-DiBona were 6-2, 6-1 winners over Xinfa Lin and Francis Perez on the Boys Second Doubles court.

Warriors Kalani Murakami and Matthew Steinohrt were 6-2, 6-3 winners over Reggie Mones and Clinton Sibolboro on the Boys Third Doubles court.

Waimea next travels to the Kaua‘i Lagoons courts Saturday against the Kaua‘i Red Raiders, while Island School travels to the Kapa‘a High School tennis courts against the Warriors.

Matches at both sites start at 10 a.m.


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