The four seeds in the Maui Interscholastic League Individual Tennis Tournament combined to drop just 13 games in Friday’s semifinals at the Lahaina Civic Center.
Top seeds Nikki Fernando of Seabury Hall (girls) and Justin Powell of Baldwin (boys) have lost just four games apiece in three matches en route to decisive places in today’s final.
In the women’s singles final, Fernando – the MIL finalist as a rookie in 2019 – will face Spartans teammate Alexa de Crinis, who knocked out second seed Paula Esteve Rodriguez of King Kekaulike 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-finals.
The boys’ final will see Powell face third seed Manoli Placourakis of Seabury Hall – Placourakis beat No. 2 Chris Muller of Lahainaluna 6-2, 6-0 in the semi-final.
The doubles finals will be between the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds.
The Bears’ top-seeded boy pair of Ean Allencastre-Higuchi and Kai Matsui – who saw their first action of the tournament on Friday after receiving byes on Day 1 – reached the final with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Jaxon of Kamehameha Maui and Jayden Pahukula, the No. 3 seed. They will face Indi Petrone and Alex Ferayorni of Kihei Charter in the final.
The women’s doubles final features top seeds Jordyn Luna and Hie Luna Beamer of Maui High – the pair have lost just three games in three matches so far – against Kamehameha Maui’s Beryl Lau and Keakealani Cashman.
INDIVIDUAL MIL TOURNAMENT
At the Lahaina Civic Center
(1) Nikki Fernando, Seabury Hall, def. Chelsea Ramos, Lahainaluna, 6-0, 6-1.
(4) Erica Gumboc, Maui High, def. Johnnie Holland, Maui Prep, 6-0, 6-0.
(3) Sophia Kato, Maui High, def. Lia Reisenauer, Seabury Hall, 6-3, 6-0.
Alexa de Crinis, Seabury Hall, def. (2) Paula Esteve Rodriguez, King Kekaulike, 6-1, 6-1.
Fernando beats. Gumboc 6-2, 6-1.
De Crinis beats. Kato 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.
(1) Justin Powell, Baldwin, def. Lucas Utsch, Seabury Hall, 6-2, 6-2.
Alexaner Smith, Hana, def. (4) Brandon Yu, Seabury Hall, 6-2, 6-4.
(3) Manoli Placourakis, Seabury Hall, def. Andy Webber, Maui Prep, 6-2, 6-0.
(2) Chris Muller, Lahainaluna, def. Liam Mabbutt, Seabury Hall, 6-2, 6-0.
Powell won. Smith 6-0, 6-0.
Placourakis beats. Muller 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2.
(1) Jordyn Luna/Hie Luna Beamer, Maui High, def. Sundi King/Sylvia Lipp, Charter Kihei, 6-0, 6-1.
Tanya Kari/Grace James, Kihei Charter, def. (4) Kolea Suehiro/Aubrey Ahana, Kamehameha Maui, 6-3, 6-3.
(3) Jenna Payba/Taliah Cabatu, Maui High, def. Emi Wunder/Piilani Kaeo, Kamehameha Maui, 6-4, 6-1.
(2) Beryl Lau/Keakealani Cashman, Kamehameha Maui, def. Julia Chou/Paris Doan, Seabury Hall, 6-0, 6-1.
Luna/Luna Beamer won. Kari/James 6-2, 6-0.
Lau/Cashman beats. Payba/Cabatu 6-0, 7-6 (6).
(1) Ean Allencastre-Higuchi/Kai Matsui, Baldwin, def. Kahiau Snyder/Devin-Rey Ceballos-Lagazo, Kamehameha Maui, 6-0, 6-0.
(3) Jaxon Pahukula/Jayden Pahukula, Kamehameha Maui, def. Kai Shing/Skye Curley, Baldwin, 6-1, 6-2.
Evan Lipetz/Max Huston, Seabury Hall, def. (4) Angelo Baysa/Nicholas Bews, Maui High, 6-3, 6-2.
(2) Indi Petrone/Alex Ferayorni, Kihei Charter, def. Evan Lipetz/Max Huston, Seabury Hall, 6-2, 6-0.
Allencastre-Higuchi/Matsui defeated. Pahukula/Pahukula 6-0, 6-2.
Petrone/Ferayorni beats. Lipetz/Huston 6-3, 6-3.