Girls tennis trumps Spartans 3-2; Alo’s solo boys win


Photo by Jaylin Kekiwi

The Alo Brothers, junior Micah (left) and senior Chandler (right) won their tennis match against Seabury Hall, 6-4, 3-6, and 7-6 at the Kamehameha courts on March 12.

By Jaylin Kekiwi, editor

With only one previous MIL win under their belt, the girls tennis team finished their home court matches by winning three matches out of five against the Seabury Hall Spartans on March 12.

Boys tennis also played, and overall lost four matches out of five, winning only one match with newbies Chandler and Micah Alo.

Sophomore Kylee Kato, who played first singles, won against Seabury’s Anna Ezzy in a 6-0, 6-1 victory.

Sophomore Sarah Ikioka, who played second singles, trumped Paulina Tremble with scores of 6-0 and 6-1.

Freshman Julie Anne Ohashi-Sides played third singles and came out  ahead with identical scores of 6-0 against Maya Grimm.

Junior Mikayla Lau and senior Mehana Fisher lost first doubles against Sancia Nash and Lauralei Singsank, despite being evenly matched. Nash and Singsank came out on top in the end with scores of 7-6, 6-7 (3), and 6-3.

Sophomores Kia Tihada and Quincee Taguchi also lost their doubles match against Berry Beadles and Jackie Benson with scores of 3-6 and 4-6.

For the boys, junior Ed Juan played first singles. He lost against Shayan Shirkhodai. Shirkhodai won with scores of 6-0 and 6-1.

Fellow junior Damien Kuluhiwa lost his second singles match as well with identical scores of 6-0.

Seabury’s Bjorn Nelson won by default.

Junior Chase Nakagawa and Zach Luis lost their first doubles match against Jonah Adelman and Teddy Wilson.

Brothers Chandler and Micah Alo were the single win with their close match 6-4, 3-6, and 7-6.

“We were blessed,” Micah said. “It was super frustrating at first, but once we got our Alo Bro chemistry, we got it back.”

See how the tennis team does next time out, March 26. They will be playing Baldwin High School at Wells Park at 3:30 p.m.