WAIMEA — The Waimea High School tennis teams split its series against Island School Saturday at the Waimea High School tennis courts.
“It was an absolutely perfect day on the Westside of the island,” said Waimea coach Adrian Alvarez. “We decided to eat some food and play some high school tennis. It was not too hot, not too windy, but just right. We ended up flip-flopping the wins with Island School, the Waimea boys winning, 5-0, and the Waimea girls dropping to Island School, 1-4.”
On the boys singles courts, Waimea’s Marcus Pereira took the first singles over Kaheo Kamalani, 6-1, 6-0, and Patrick Cowell took the second singles over Dominic La Fratta, 6-2, 6-2.
Waimea’s Joshua Subiate paired with Limat Medina in the boys first doubles for one of the tight matches of the day, taking Island School’s duo led by Elijah Leech-Kritchman, 6-4, 7-5.
On the boys second doubles court, Waimea’s Edmelle Medina paired with Riley Saiki to defeat the Voyager pair of Zeb Wichert and Jebbo Beyer, 6-2, 6-4. The final match of the day, the boys third doubles, saw Waimea’s Keegan Donaher and Marc Serapio win by default.
Waimea’s sole win on the girls’ arena came in the girls second doubles when the Menehune duo of Kylah Gruspe and Rochelle Dela Cruz edged out Island School’s Gabri La Fratta and Julia Randolph-Flagg, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) after the Voyager team retired due to an injury.
The Voyager girls controlled the singles could when Michaela Fitzgerald continued her winning way with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Kari Correa, and on the second singles court, Ajia Sclafani downed Micah Guillermo, 6-4, 6-3.
On the girls first doubles court, Voyager Mia Fitzgerald paired with Risa Whetsel to defeat the Menehune duo of Kryshia Pascual and Ashley Pascual, 6-3, 6-0.
Lily Briones-Lynn and Allison Summerhays of Island School wrapped up the wins on the girls third doubles could with a 6-1, 6-0 win over the Waimea pair of Kristine Ruiz and Taylor Santos-Balisacan.
Waimea next travels to the Hokuala Tennis Club Saturday to take on Kauai High School with the first match starting at 10 a.m. Island School will host Kapaa at the Kauai Community College tennis courts with the first matches starting at 1 p.m.