Tennis

Time flies when you’re having fun. Fun for fans. Sheer competition on the court. It was only a few minutes into the Interscholastic League of Honolulu girls tennis championship match between top-seeded Katreina Corpuz (Punahou) and third-seeded Taylor Lau (St. Francis) when it was absolutely clear this would be a long, drawn-out, sometimes excruciating duel. […]

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There are 23 players combined on the Kalani varsity tennis team this spring. Eleven of them have a music background, and of them, 10 are currently engaged in the school’s wind ensemble or marching band. Kalani’s Dale Emoto was featured in Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Kalani’s tennis musicians: Nickolas Ashikawa: retired clarinet Trevyn Dobashi: Piano, Guitar, […]

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St. Francis senior Taylor Lau orally committed to a four-year scholarship to play for the University of Denver. Lau won state high school titles as a freshman and junior and will be going for a third championship this spring. According to Robert Lau, Taylor’s father, she likes the Pioneers’ coaching staff, academic offerings and the […]

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Even the most casual tennis fan may have gathered this about Andre Ilagan, Farrington’s sophomore sensation on the tennis court: He’s a fairly quiet guy surrounded by folks who love to talk about him. As much as his coaches and dad, Sergio, had to say about the 3.5-grade point average student-athlete, it was impossible to […]

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Farrington’s Andre Ilagan completed his sweep in the OIA tennis championships on Saturday, sweeping Kalani’s Darrell Huang 6-1, 6-3 to repeat his run. Ilagan is the first Farrington singles champion since his brother Mark took the crown in 2004. Anthony, another brother, won two titles before that. Jace Akagi-Okuma and Davin Lee teamed up to […]

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Farrington’s Andre Ilagan is two matches away from a repeat title in the OIA championships. Ilagan swept both his matches on Friday and will play his semifinal on Saturday at 945 against Ford Nakagawa of Aiea at Central Oahu Regional Park. The final is set for noon against either Kalani’s Darrell Huang or Kellen Higa […]

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Punahou is juggling its tennis coaching staff, according to Buffanblu athletic administrator Tom Holden. Betsy Somerville Purpura is the new girls tennis coach, and coach Ikaika Jobe will move from the girls team to the boys team, Holden told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii Prep World on Friday. For Jobe, it will be a tough […]

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It seems like Punahou never loses in tennis, mostly because of athletes like Kawika Lam. Lam won three singles titles and a doubles crown in his four years of prep tennis and for that will be inducted into the Enterprise / HHSAA Hall of Honor on June 7 at Dole Cannery Square’s Pomaikai Ballroom. The […]

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Punahou’s Kawika Lam and St. Francis’ Taylor Lau were picked as ILH tennis’ boys and girls singles MVPs. The ILH All-Stars are listed below. ILH Tennis All-Stars, 2015 Singles MVPs >> Kawika Lam, Punahou >> Taylor Lau, St. Francis Doubles MVPs >> Jordan Azuma and Phuc Huynh, ‘Iolani >> Katreina Corpuz and Alyssia Fossorier, Punahou […]

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The Campbell tennis team didn’t have many stars this year, but the one they had was the brightest. Zion Heaven was named the OIA West’s player of the year in voting of coaches on Thursday. Heaven was the only Saber honored on the first and second teams. Mililani took four spots on the first team […]

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