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Boys’ Tennis Earns First Team Victory

The Molokai boys’ and girls’ tennis teams hit the road this past weekend with matches Friday at Maui Prepatory Academy in Kapalua and Saturday at Maui High in Kahului.

On Friday at Kapalua the boys won 4-1, and the girls lost 3-1. Shiloh Kawaahau and Preston Pascua won in singles and Kaiea Dowling and Decker Bicoy won in first doubles. Michelle McGuire and Althea Cariaga won second doubles for the girls.

Saturday’s matches were both won by the Sabers. The Molokai boys lost 3-2 and the girls lost 4-1. Preston Pascua won third singles, while Luke Kikukawa and Noeau Likua won second doubles.

“We almost won the boys’ match,” said Head Coach Dean Chow. “Our first doubles had a close match and it was only Kaiea and Decker’s second match together.”

Chow was very pleased with the teams’ play, commenting that the Farmers stay competitive and sometimes even win against players who have been practicing tennis for much longer.

“Our players lack experience and exposure only,” he said. “When you match them up with players who have played for the same length of time, the Molokai players are head and shoulders above the other players.”

The team will have a week off before hosting St. Anthony on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28 at the Molokai High School Courts.

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