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Ryo Minakata and Jessalyn Lopez make tennis history for schools

By Jerry Campany on May 11, 2019

The singles titles at the HMSA Hawaii Tennis Championships are in new hands now. The doubles winners added onto their school’s winning streaks. Hawaii Prep’s Ryo Minakata beat Hobbes Winstead 7-6 (5), 6-3 for his school’s first state title in the sport, and Jessalyn Lopez of Kihei Charter dispatched Waiakea’s Maile Brilhante 7-7 (3), 6-4 to give her program the same honor. While Ka Makani athletes have collected state titles in various sports, Lopez joins Maya Reynolds as the only […]

Pearl City’s anti-cramp super sauce: Shoyu

By Paul Honda on April 23, 2019

Down South, some folks remedy a case of muscle cramps by drinking pickle juice. Pickle juice, the sour, tart and salty stuff that most people toss out when the jar is empty of actual pickles. It works to varying degrees, though some will say that it is not a permanent, effective treatment, not like magnesium — from dark green, leafy vegetables and nuts. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel dealt with cramping issues in 2016 by following doctor’s orders. He ate […]

Q&A: Pearl City’s 4-time OIA tennis champ, Sarah Domingo

By Paul Honda on April 23, 2019

Jerry Domingo compares his only daughter, Sarah Domingo, to Michael Chang, the relentless tennis star of yesteryear. “She’s smart like him,” said the father, who regularly trained Sarah and her brothers, Warren and Trent, on the sunny Tamura Tennis Courts in Waianae. Domingo captured her fourth OIA girls tennis individual championship last weekend, becoming the first since Alyssa Tobita of Mililani to pull off the slam. The Pearl City senior excels in the classroom with a 4.055 grade-point average and […]

Hunter Fujimori rules OIA boys tennis

By Kyle Sakamoto on April 20, 2019

Mililani’s Hunter Fujimori now has a boys singles title to go along with the doubles crowns he’s won at the OIA Tennis Individual Championships. Fujimori beat Pearl City’s Rylan Woo 6-3, 6-4 in the boys singles final. Fujimori, a junior, had won OIA doubles titles with Tobey Chang in 2017 and Aidan Rooney last season. Fujimori said he switched to singles this season because, “I felt my game was developed enough and I was ready and, of course, Andre Ilagan […]

Sarah Domingo completes OIA tennis slam

By Kyle Sakamoto on April 20, 2019

Pearl City’s Sarah Domingo once again proved she’s the queen of the court, claiming her fourth OIA girls singles championship. Domingo defeated Kalaheo’s Larissa Teramura 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 for the girls singles crown Saturday at Central Oahu Regional Park. She is the first to complete the slam since Mililani’s Alyssa Tobita. “Four years, it’s pretty difficult, but I couldn’t have done it without all my family, my friends and especially my coaches and teammates supporting me,” Domingo said. Teramura, a […]

HAWAII GROWN: Unexpected opportunity for Huynh

By Jason Kaneshiro on December 21, 2018

Back home for the holiday break after his first semester of college, Phuc Huynh planned to get some work in on the tennis court. Up until late Thursday afternoon, the ‘Iolani graduate had no idea his schedule would include a matchup with a member of the U.S. Davis Cup team under the lights in Blaisdell Arena. “At first I was nervous, but it was exciting at the same time being here to play a guy in the top 60 in […]

Ilagan goes out a repeat state champion

By Paul Honda on May 5, 2018

The legacy of Hawaii high school tennis is probably not much different this year, 2018, that it has been in the past. It’s just that Andre Ilagan put his own flavor in the mix, for sure. The Farrington senior, seeded second in the HMSA/HHSAA Tennis State Championships, capped the three-day tourney by beating rival Phuc Huynh 6-2, 7-5 (8-6) on Saturday to repeat at state champion. Ilagan brought power and precision and his left-handed delivery brought flames to his forehands […]

Ilagan and Huynh headline state tennis finals

By Billy Hull on May 4, 2018

A marquee boys final between the top two seeds, ‘Iolani’s Phuc Huynh and Farrington’s Andre Ilagan, headlines the finals of the HMSA/HHSAA Tennis State Championships beginning tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. at Central Oahu Regional Park. Huynh won the 2016 state title beating Ilagan in the finals. Ilagan came back to win the state title last year as the No. 1 seed after Huynh, the No. 2 seed, was upset in the semifinals. Ilagan has dropped only six points in four […]