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Tennis Teams Hitting their Strides

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Molokai’s Al Maroto. Photo by Colleen Uechi.

After suffering early season losses, both the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams are starting to bring in victories. Last weekend at home against the St. Anthony Trojans, the girls got their first win of the season, while the boys won twice against the Trojans.

“We always get better as the season goes on,” said Head Coach Dean Chow. “… At the end of the season we like to challenge the first place teams because we think we’ll be right there with them.”

On both Friday and Saturday, Molokai’s boys beat St. Anthony 4-1. Molokai’s girls lost 4-1 on Friday but won 3-2 the next day.

“It was tough. He had a lot of good lobs and he got the shots that I thought that he couldn’t get,” said Bicoy, who shook off a second-set loss to beat Colin Mendoza-McGee.  “…I told myself to play like the first set and just to calm down and start playing smart.”

Molokai’s doubles teams were the source of multiple Farmer wins throughout the weekend. The boys won all four doubles matches, including two sweeps from No. 1 doubles partners Kaiea Dowling and Preston Pascua. The girls won both doubles matches and a No. 2 singles match in their first team victory on Saturday.

The Molokai boys’ are now 3-3, while the girls are 1-5. Both will compete off island this weekend against Maui Prep and Maui High.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 RESULTS

Molokai Boys def. St. Anthony Boys 4-1

No. 1 singles: Tyson Wu, St. Anthony def. Alan Maroto, Molokai 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Decker Bicoy, Molokai def. Colin Mendoza-McGee, St. Anthony 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Erik Svetin, Molokai def. David Pawlak, St. Anthony 6-0, 6-1.

No. 1 doubles: Kaiea Dowling and Preston Pascua, Molokai def. Grant Nolette and Grayson Nolette, St. Anthony 6-3, 6-3.

No. 2 doubles: Christian Paul Basubas and Edel Mark Alvarez, Molokai def. Ian Haas and Keoni Lee 6-0, 6-1.

St. Anthony Girls def. Molokai Girls 4-1

No. 1 singles: Ivana Vega, St. Anthony def. Keaa Davis, Molokai 6-1, 6-2.

No. 2 singles: Shea Zera, St. Anthony def. Oceana Madani, Molokai 6-2, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Laura Dodson, St. Anthony def. Paula Maroto, Molokai 6-2, 6-1.

No. 1 doubles: Kianna Kelly and Megan Dorheim, St. Anthony def. Cassandra Ragonton and Romelyn Ragonton, Molokai 6-2, 5-7, 6-2.

No. 2 doubles: Michelle McGuire and Althea Cariaga, Molokai def. Emily Ferreira and Gabby Ramos, St. Anthony 6-1, 6-2.

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Oceana Madani. Photo by Colleen Uechi.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 RESULTS

Molokai Boys def. St. Anthony Boys 4-1

No. 1 singles: Tyson Wu, St. Anthony def. Decker Bicoy, Molokai 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Shiloh Kaawaloa, Molokai def. Grant Nolette 7-5, 5-7, 7-5.

No. 3 singles: Edel Mark Alvares, Molokai def. Keoni Lee 6-1, 6-2.

No. 1 doubles: Kaiea Dowling and Preston Pascua, Molokai def. Grayson Nolette and Colin Mendoza McGee, St. Anthony 6-3, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles: Erik Svetin and Christian Ragonton, Molokai def. David Pawlak and Ian Haas 6-1, 6-1.

Molokai Girls def. St. Anthony Girls 3-2

No. 1 singles: Ivana Vega, St. Anthony def. Cassandra Rangonton, Molokai 6-0, 6-1.

No. 2 singles: Romelyn Ragonton, Molokai def. Gabby Ramos, St. Anthony 6-0, 6-0.

No. 3 singles: Claire Parker, St. Anthony def. Mariana Campos, Molokai 6-2, 6-4.

No. 1 doubles: Keaa Davis and Oceana Madani, Molokai def. Laura Dodson and Christine Keyhani, St. Anthony 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.

No. 2 doubles: Michelle McGuire and Paula Maroto, Molokai def. Maeflor Ramayon and Vanessa Coloma, St. Anthony 6-1, 6-0.

 

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