PUHI — The final Kauai Interscholastic Federation tennis matches produced some keen competition Saturday ahead of the state qualifying matches which start Thursday.
Kapaa High School, resting some of its key players following last week’s grueling matches, started the day against Kauai High School at the Kauai Lagoons tennis courts.
The Warriors swept the Red Raiders, 3-2 for the boys and 3-2 for the girls.
“There were several close matches,” said Kauai coach Charles Fulks. “This was a great day of tennis competition. Kapaa managed to pull off the boys’ victory without the Harrison brother, Kai and Wyatt.”
Kauai’s Mitchell Evans, battling on the boys No. 2 singles court, tested Kapaa’s Shawn Yamane before sealing the deal in three, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
On the boys doubles courts, the Raider teams in the second doubles, Shaeden Tallano and Ryan Owan, also tested Kapaa’s Makani Crowder and Kyler Tom before dropping in three, 1-6, 6-3, 3-6.
Kauai’s Grant Urmatam paired with Tyres Caberto on the boys 3rd doubles arena and despite taking the match to three sets, fell to Kapaa’s Treston Alfiler and Brandon Quilos, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6.
Kauai picked up its two victories on the girls doubles court when Tane Orial paired with Teyanni Esaki on the girls 1st doubles court to get past Kapaa’s Brittany Uribe and Shannon Sitzler, 6-2, 6-0.
Kayli Kukino teamed with Madison Rayno and came out of the test against Kapaa’s Jasmine Carnate and Chelsea Ferrer in three sets, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Kauai also went three in the girls 3rd doubles when Helena Huffman, pairing with Dareen Dameg, dropped the opener 4-6 to Kapaa’s Deidre Andaya and Kayla Takamura before Kauai answered with a 6-3 win, but could not sustain the momentum in the third set, dropping 4-6.
Over at the Kauai Community College courts, Island School prevailed 4-1 on the boys court and the Voyager girls, undefeated in KIF play, preserved its record, 4-1.
Waimea’s sole victories came on the girls 3rd doubles court where Madelle Florendo and Mia Lorenzo took three sets to get past Island School’s Mabel Kha and Genevieve Foster, 2-6, 7-5, 7-5.
On the boys courts, Waimea’s sole win came on the 1st doubles court where the Menehune duo of Joshua Subiate and Gilson Guillermo defeated the Voyager pair of Sam Goldberg and Ian Cowden, 6-3, 6-3.
The state qualifying meets start Thursday at 8 a.m. with the boys playing at the Kauai Lagoons tennis courts and the girls squaring off at the KCC tennis courts.
On Friday, the finals for both the boys and girls take place at the KCC tennis courts starting at 8 a.m.
The Carlsmith Ball Hawaii High School Athletic Association state tennis championships take place at the Central Oahu Regional Park May 7-9.
KIF Tennis Results
Waimea vs. Island School at KCC tennis courts
1st Singles: IS Davis Huffman def Wai Marcus Pereira, 6-2, 6-2
2nd Singles: Wai Patrick Conell def IS James Papa, 6-0, 4-6, 6-4
1st Doubles: Wai Joshua Subiate/Gilson Guillermo def IS Sam Goldberg/Ian Cowden, 6-3, 6-3
2nd Doubles: Wai Marc Serapio/Edmelle Medina def IS Zeb Wichert/Eli Leach-Kritman, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
3rd Doubles: Wai Keatin Hardy/Mark Damo def IS Coleman Jonas/Ethan Jeal, 6-1, 6-0
1st Singles: IS Michaela Fitzgerald def Wai Emily Evans, 6-1, 6-0
2nd Singles: IS Mia Fitzgerald def Wai Kylah Gruspe, 6-0, 6-0
1st Doubles: IS Alex Obert/Katy Davidson def Wai Diami Gawaran/Micah Guillermo, 6-1, 6-1
2nd Doubles: IS Ajai Scalafani/Brianna Griep def Wai Hope Coyaso/Shamia Miner, 6-2, 6-4
3rd Doubles: Wai Madelle Florendo/Mia Lorenzo def IS Mabel Kha/Genevieve Foster, 2-6, 7-5, 7-5
Kauai vs. Kapaa at Kauai Lagoons
1st Singles: Kau Braden Myrick def. Kap Matt Steinohrt, 6-3, 6-0
2nd Singles: Kau Mitchell Evans def. Kap Shawn Yamane, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
1st Doubles: Kap Bear Zeitz/Jake dePeralta def Kau Akira Takabayashi/Holden Halladay, 6-4, 7-5
2nd Doubles: Kap Makani Crowder/Kyler Tom def Kau Shaeden Tallano/Ryan Owan, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
3rd Doubles: Kap Treston Alfiler/Brandon Quilos def Kau Grant Urmatam/Tyres Caberto, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
1st Singles: Kap Kiarra Tamayose def. Kau Rachel Marshall, 4-0 (Marshall retired due to injury)
2nd Singles: Kap Bella Kotsol def Kau Mahina Tangonan, 6-1, 6-0
1st Doubles: Kau Tane Orial/Teyanni Esaki def Kap Brittany Uribe/Shannon Sitzler, 6-2, 6-0
2nd Doubles: Kau Kaylin Kukino/Madison Rayno def Kap Jasmine Carnate/Chelsea Ferrer, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
3rd Doubles: Kap Deidre Andaya/Kayla Takamura def Kau Helena Huffman/Dareen Dameg, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4