Senior night brings loss for tennis


Photo by Jaylin Kekiwi

Senior Mehana Fisher serves during her match on senior night on April 9, 2014.

By Jaylin Kekiwi, editor

PUKALANI – King Kekaulike’s boys and girls tennis teams came out on top against Kamehameha Schools Maui’s boys and girls, winning with identical scores of 3-2 during their windy April 9 matches.

April 9 was also the Warriors’ Senior Night.

The team was proud to celebrate the only two seniors on the team, Chandler Alo and Mehana Fisher.

Bleachers were decorated with bright orange streamers and balloons, as orange is the senior class color. Two of the bleachers were also dedicated to Alo and Fisher for the day.

Team members wore tie-died socks made by sophomore Sarah Ikioka, and the girls wore orange ribbons in their hair.

The courts were decorated in colorful chalk as well, and spectators also showed up with their faces painted.

Alo won his doubles match with his partner, junior Micah Alo. Fisher lost her doubles match with her partner, junior Mikayla Lau.

While Alo decided to play tennis with his doubles partner and brother, junior Micah Alo, for the first time this spring season, Fisher is no stranger to the sport.

This season is Fisher’s fourth year playing. She began the sport in her freshman year.

“For me, the best thing about tennis was always the team,” Fisher said.

According to Fisher, the team always gets extremely close over the course of the seasons.

“[The team] even gets really close to the coaches,” she said.

As much as Fisher has grown to love the sport, she said she doesn’t think she’ll continue playing in college.

“It really depends on what college I decide to go to,” she said. “I might play intramural or club [tennis] unless I go to a Division I school.”