Tennis

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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Punahou’s Rusty Komori took the varsity boys tennis coaching job in 1994, and since that time, he never learned what it was like to finish second or worse in the state championship. That’s 22 years of leading the talent-laden Buffanblu to the Hawaii title. That’s what you call supremacy, and for whoever follows Komori in […]

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Mid-Pacific’s Skyla Alcon proved she can do it on her own if she has to. The senior upset defending champion Taylor Lau 6-4, 6-3 to secure the girls singles title in the Carlsmith Ball / HHSAA State Tennis Championships at Central Oahu Regional Park. She added that gold medal to the doubles title she won […]

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The singles finals at the Carlsmith Ball / HHSAA State Tennis Championships will look a whole lot like this year’s ILH championships. Both matches are repeats, with Punahou’s Kawika Lam opposing Jeffrey Liang of Hawaii Baptist and St. Francis’ Taylor Lau taking on Skyla Alcon of Mid-Pacific. Lam, who will be trying to capture his […]

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Kealakehe’s Michelle Uyeda provided one of the few surprises in the first two rounds of the singles bracket of the Carlsmith Ball / HHSAA State Tennis Championships at Central Oahu Regional Park on Thursday. Uyeda, who reached the quarterfinals last year before losing to eventual champion Taylor Lau of St. Francis, beat OIA champion Lisa […]

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Boys singles Andre Ilagan, Farrington, def. Zion Heaven, Campbell, 6-4, 6-3 Ilagan beat Chad Aoki of Kalani 6-1, 6-1 in the semis while Heaven beat Kalani’s Darrell Huang 6-4, 7-6 (2). Girls singles Lisa Owen, Kaiser, def. Chantelle Lopez, Kapolei, 6-1, 6-1 Owen beat Leilani Yamanouchi in the semifinals 7-5, 6-1 and Lopez, the fifth […]

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Kapolei’s Chantelle Lopez pulled off the biggest upset in the girls singles draw on the first day of the OIA tennis championships at Central Oahu Regional Park. Lopez, who entered the tournament as the fifth seed from the West, swept Moanalua’s Bailee Kawamura 6-2, 6-1 in the first round to draw a match against West […]

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