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All BIIF Tennis Selections announced

WHS frosh, Sarah Dvorak

All-BIIF tennis

GIRLS SINGLES     First team

Sarah Dvorak Fr. Waiakea, Chelsea Sato Sr. Waiakea, Daisy Green Jr. Kealakehe

Erin Wakefield-McDonald Sr. Hawaii Prep

Second team

Emilie Skladzien So. Parker, Kristin Winther Sr. Kealakehe

Amanda Lerma Jr. Kamehameha, Kelly Soares Fr. Hilo

GIRLS DOUBLES     First team

Stephanie Matsuura/Ceara Sumida Jr./Sr. Waiakea

Genevieve Flaspohler/Grace Riley Jr./Sr. Hilo

Qiana Hironaka/Shayla Kushi Sr./Jr. Waiakea

Tiera Makaiwi/Michelle Reed So./Fr. Kealakehe

Second team  Ashley Teshima/Carli Yamamoto Jr./Sr. Konawaena

Leisha Ishikawa/Karyl-Lyn Yamakawa So./Fr. Waiakea

Eun Sol Lee/Claire Rho Sr./Jr. Hawaii Prep

Cierra Abellera/Mai Kobayashi So./Fr. Kealakehe

BOYS SINGLES     First team

Spencer Travalino Jr. Kealakehe, Kaito Mizutani Sr. Waiakea, Daniel Tada So. Hilo

Isaiah Brilhante So. Waiakea

Second team

Zane Moran Sr. Hawaii Prep, Austin Gunnar Lee Jr. St. Joseph

Alden Aguirre Jr. Honokaa, Michael Monahan Sr. HPA

BOYS DOUBLES       First team

Chandler Daub/Jeffrey Gelman Jr./Jr. Kealakehe

Chris Lysiuk/Shoyo Tsukamoto Sr./Jr. Kealakehe

Santa Chirathivat/Bobby Souza Jr./Jr. HPA

Hiroki Kawakami/Won Joon Kim So./Sr. HPA

Second team    Paul Gagorik/Dillon Kell So./Sr. Hilo

Garry Murayama/Caden Yamamoto Sr./Sr. Waiakea

Andrew Trump/James Werner Jr./Sr. Kohala

Shaun Kagawa/Keoni Wong So./Jr. Kamehameha

June 3, 2011 Posted by | tennis | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HHSAA Tennis final Results – WHS Freshman Sarah Dvorak #2 in state

Championships – Boys Singles
[1] Chas Okamoto (Kapaa) def. [2] Kento Tanaka-Tamaki (St. Anthony) 6-4, 6-2

Third Place – Boys Singles
[3] Robin Kiyabu (Punahou) def. [4] Brandon Lee (Punahou) 6-3, 6-1

Championships – Girls Singles
[5] Alyssa Tobita (Mililani) def. [1] Sarah Dvorak (Waiakea) 7-6 (3), 7-5

Third Place – Girls Singles
[4] Kristen Poei (Iolani) def. [3] Sarah Kukino (Kauai) (def)

Championships – Boys Doubles
[1] Marcel Chan/Roman Kop (Kamehameha Schools Kapalama) def. [7] Colin Tseng/Lawrence Ho (Iolani) 6-3, 6-3
Third Place – Boys Doubles
[4] Travis Yoshimoto/William Chen (Punahou) def. [8] Shaun Chow/Colby Ing (Punahou) 7-5, 6-1

Championships – Girls Doubles
[1] Jennifer Laws/Sarah Steele (Punahou) def. [4] Ashley Nakaoka/Dani Young (Punahou) 7-6 (4), 6-2

Third Place – Girls Doubles
[3] Tara Nilsson/Sari Kwee (Iolani) def. [2] Stephanie Matsuura/Ceara Sumida (Waiakea) 6-2, 6-4

May 10, 2011 Posted by | tennis | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Team Tennis Results – Kealakehe boys and Waiakea girls

WHS freshman Sarah Dvorak       

  Team Championships

 Boys Semifinals:               Waiakea 3 , HPA 2

Singles:  Kaito Mizutani (WAK) def. Michael Monahan (HPA) 6-0, 6-3

Singles:  Isaiah Brilhante (WAK) def. Zane Moran (HPA) 7-6(6), 6-3

Doubles:  Bobby Souza (HPA)/ Santa Chirathivat (HPA) def. Caden Yamamoto (WAK)/ Gary Murayama (WAK) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles:  Won Joon Kim (HPA)/ Hiroki Kawakami (HPA) def. Christopher Simons (WAK)/ Daniel Matsuura (WAK) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles:  Brandon Hamamoto (WAK)/ Samuel Matsuura (WAK) def. Howard Chen (HPA)/ Jason Lo (HPA) 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-4

Kealakehe 5, Keaau 0

Singles:  Spencer Travalino (KEAL) def. Benito Alonzo (KEAAU) 6-0, 6-1

Singles:  Chase Richmond (KEAL) def. Adrian Takara (KEAAU) Retired

Doubles:  Jeffrey Gelman (KEAL)/ Chandler Daub (KEAL) def. Jesse Graf (KEAAU)/ Chris Alfiche (KEAAU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles:  Shoyo Tsukamoto (KEAL)/ David Jackson (KEAL) def. Dorian Rhyss (KEAAU)/ Kaimana DeVita (KEAAU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles:  Clifford Kow (KEAL)/ Arthur Nedlic (KEAL) def. Treyven AhQuin-Fely (KEAAU)/ Davin Alviento (KEAAU) 6-1, 4-6, 10-8

Boys Finals:                  Kealakehe 3, Waiakea 2

Singles:  Spencer Travalino (KEAL) def. Kaito Mizutani (WAK) 6-4, 7-5

Singles:  Chandler Daub (KEAL) def. Isaiah Brilhante (WAK) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles:  Jeffrey Gelman (KEAL)/ Shoyo Tsukamoto (KEAL) def. Caden Yamamoto (WAK)/ Gary Murayama (WAK) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles:  Christopher Simons (WAK)/ Daniel Matsuura (WAK) def. David Jackson (KEAL)/ Chase Richmond (KEAL) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles:  Brandon Hamamoto (WAK)/ Samuel Matsuura (WAK) def. Clifford Kow (KEAL)/ Arthur Nedlic (KEAL) 6-2, 6-1

Girls Semifinals:                Waiakea 5, HPA 0

Singles:  Sarah Dvorak (WAK) def. Erin Wakefield-McDonald (HPA) 6-0, 6-0

Singles:  Candice Roddie (WAK) def. Alina Katase (HPA) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles:  Ceara Sumida (WAK)/ Stephanie Matsuura (WAK) def. Jacqueline Ornellas (HPA)/ Mariko Thorbecke (HPA) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles:  Shayla Kushi (WAK)/ Skye Matsuura (WAK) def. Claire Rho (HPA)/ Eun Sol Lee (HPA) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles:  Karyl-Lin Yamakawa (WAK)/ Leisha Ishikawa (WAK) def. Risa Ninomiya (HPA)/ Aniela Chertavian (HPA) 6-4, 6-1

Kealakehe 4, Hilo 1  Singles:  Daisy Green (KEAL) def. Kelly Soares (HILO) 6-3, 7-5

Singles:  Sarah Nako (HILO) def. Cierra Abellara (KEAL) 6-3, 7-5

Doubles:  Kristin Winther (KEAL)/ Mai Kobayashi (KEAL) def. Genevieve Flasponler (HILO)/ Megan Cabison (HILO) 7-6(6), 6-3

Doubles:  Tiera Makaiwi (KEAL)/ Michelle Reed (KEAL) def. Stacie Lim (HILO)/ Joyce Iwashita (HILO) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles:  Yoko Nedlic (KEAL)/ Maura Montenero (KEAL) def. Kat Hong (HILO)/ Arissa Nakagawa (HILO) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Girls Finals:              Waiakea 5, Kealakehe 0

Singles:  Sarah Dvorak (WAK) def. Mai Kobayashi (KEAL) 6-0, 6-0

Singles:  Chelsea Sato (WAK) def. Kristin Winther (KEAL) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles:  Ceara Sumida (WAK)/ Stephanie Matsuura (WAK) def. Daisy Green (KEAL)/ Cierra Abellara (KEAL) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles:  Shayla Kushi (WAK)/ Skye Matsuura (WAK) def. Tiera Makaiwi (KEAL)/ Michelle Reed (KEAL) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles:  Karyl-Lin Yamakawa (WAK)/ Leisha Ishikawa (WAK) def. Yoko Nedlic (KEAL)/ Maura Montenero (KEAL) 6-4, 6-2


April 17, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island, tennis | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Waiakea Girls Win BIIF Team Title

Coach Tallett

The Waiakea girl’s tennis squad clinched the Big Island Interscholastic Federation team title on their home court this past Saturday by beating a spunky Kamehameha squad 4-1.

   Prior to the match first year Waiakea Coach Adelbert Tallett, Jr. spoke of the importance of playing Kamehameha.

   “This is a really big match for us as it will determine the team title,” he said. “Today is also going to be a win, win situation for me as I am a current and former Warrior.”

   Tallett, a 1979 graduate of Kamehameha, Oahu, had looked forward to playing his former Alma Mater all season long.

   “This is the highlight of my entire season,” Tallett said.  “I was born and raised on the Big Island and attended St. Joseph before being admitted to Kamehameha where I played three years on their varsity tennis team.”

   Tallett and the public school Warriors played a straight up match, leaving their number one singles player, Ceara Sumida, to face Kamehameha’s Rebekah Friel.

Ceara Sumida

“I felt really good today,” Sumida said of her 6-0, 6-1 victory.  “I got most of my first serves in and my transition to the net worked fairly well.”

   Sumida, ranked number two in the BIIF behind Kealakehe’s Sayo Tsukamoto, wasted little time dispatching Friel after rain delayed the match for nearly two hours.

   “I never played her (Friel) before and I didn’t know what to expect, but I went in thinking positive and it all worked out well,” Sumida said.

   In number 2 singles Waiakea played Candice Roddie against Kamehameha’s Sadie Arakaki with Roddie winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.

   “I knew the strength of Kamehameha rested with their doubles teams, but I wanted to keep my singles players in position to get the highest seed possible when it comes to the BIIF championships,” Tallett, Jr. said.

  The Kamehameha girls came into the match with only one loss, a 4-1 defeat to Kealakehe earlier in the season.  A win for the private school Warriors would have put the BIIF girl’s team title into a three way tie, but Waiakea would have none of that as their team rose to the occasion.

   Kamehameha used their number 1 doubles team of Kahea Kanuha and Amanda Lerma to gain their lone victory in team play by beating Qianna Hironaka and Shala Kushi 6-1, 6-4.

   The public school Warriors came roaring back in number 2 and 3 doubles play with Kaede Kanazawa and Stephanie Matsuura beating Corin Kim and Jaci Macida 7-6, 6-3 and with the help of Leisha Ishikawa and Chelsea Sato getting past Shariyah Campbell and Tehani Sewell 6-0, 6-4.

   “I my very excited for our girls winning the BIIF team title,” Tallett, Jr. said.  “Our girls are a very good, disciplined team and I have to give a lot of credit to Kamehameha for teaching me how to play the game.”

   Tallett also had high praise for his assistant coach, Roy Hatanaka, and for the support of the team’s parents.

  “I think our team chemistry worked really well this year,” Sumida said.  “I’m really happy for the team as everything just fell into place.”

  Waiakea’s boys team, playing for the runner up position as Kealakehe remained undefeated, beat Kamehameha 5-0 with their ace singles players, Kaito Mizutani and Kallen Mizuguchi sweeping to easy victories.

   Mizuguchi was placed into the number 1 position and faced Matt Yamamoto winning in straight sets of 6-0, 6-1, while Mizutani was regulated to the #2 spot and beat Elijah Pung 6-0, 6-0.

   Both Mizuguchi and Mizutani are undefeated in BIIF play and neither boy has lost a set all season long.

   “Kallen is ranked #6 in the state for boys 18 and Kaito is ranked #2 for the boys 16,” Coach Bill Brilhante, Jr. said.

   In doubles play Waiakea pitted Isaiah Brilhante and Christopher Simmons against Kamehameha’s #1 doubles team in Keoni Wong and Shaun Kagawa with Simmons and Brilhante winning in a close match 6-2. 4-6, 6-2.

   Waiakea’s other doubles teams of Chad Hara and Caden Yamamoto, 7-5, 6-1, and Kris Shigehara and Johnathan Torigoe, 6-4, 6-2 made it a clean sweep for the Warriors.

   The BIIF will next host a Seeding Tournament at Holua on Saturday.  Schools are limited to two singles and two doubles entries and according to Coach Bill Brilhante the tourney will allow schools an opportunity to meet the two match minimum requirement for athletes to compete in the BIIF championships set for April 24.

April 11, 2010 Posted by | tennis | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments