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Table of Contents 2 President’s Message 2 Board of Directors 3 Executive Director’s Message 3 Section Staff 4 Committee Members 4 Programs 5 Districts Year-in-Review 8 2017 Tennis Championships of Maui 10 Community Tennis Highlights 13 Adult Rankings 14 Adult League Championships 18 Adult Tournaments 20 Junior Final Rankings 22 Junior Team Tennis 24 National Junior Teams 25 National Junior Tournaments 29 Annual Awards

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Hawaii Pacific ABOUT THE UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level, from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100 percent of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

ABOUT THE HAWAII PACIFIC SECTION The USTA Hawaii Pacific Section (USTA HPS) is one of the 17 geographic Sections within the USTA organization. Incorporated in 1973, the Hawaii Pacific Section embraces over 7,500 individual members and 78 organizational members in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam and Northern Marianas. In addition, the Section is further subdivided into five districts: Kauai, Oahu, Maui, East Hawaii & West Hawaii. The Hawaii Pacific Section is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to carrying out the goals of the national association within its region, particularly with respect to promoting tennis opportunities for juniors and adults of all abilities and all cultural backgrounds. For more information on the USTA Hawaii Pacific, visit or follow the official accounts @USTAHawaii on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. HAWAII PACIFIC YEARBOOK 2018


President’s Message Kevin Inn, President 2017 marked my 10th year of service on the USTA HPS Board. It has been an absolute privilege to work with Ron and the staff as well as the talented and dedicated board members who give so much of their time and energy to promote and develop the growth of this sport that we all love so much! As this is my last President’s Message, I’d like to reflect on some of the highlights of this past term. We welcomed quite a few talented and passionate new members of the staff:

• Sara Yoshinaga, Director of Adult Tennis • Roman Kop, Director of Schools Tennis • Christine Nip, Director of Marketing and Communications • Kristina Adams, Community Tennis Coordinator • Annalyn Picken, Adult Tennis Coordinator

The Hawaii Youth Tennis Foundation was formed to positively impact and support the growth of tennis in the everimportant youth segment. We hosted the Tennis Championships of Maui for men in both 2016 and 2017, and included a women’s draw in 2016. We hosted unprecedented back-to-back Fed Cups in both 2016 and 2017 on the islands of Hawaii and then Maui, respectively. Both were victories for the U.S. and both events generated a lot of excitement and exposure for tennis in Hawaii. Nationally, the USTA has launched an exciting initiative with fresh branding and an invigorated approach to encourage kids to get more physically active through tennis. Be on the lookout as you see and hear more about our new youth brand “Net Generation,” and let’s all continue to introduce tennis to our younger generation!

2015 - 2017 Board of Directors

Back Row (from left to right): Ron Romano, Walter Wong, Ray Hasegawa, Franklin Chee, Russell Lum, Kevin Inn, Dan Miyamoto, Vince Baldemor, David Lam. Front Row (from left to right): Josh Potterton, Betsy Purpura, Ann Miller, Kris Oyama, Chris Scharein, Windy Cummings, Donna Ede, Shari Fujita, Nick Yamasaki (Missing: Pom Luxton & Bob Borns).



Executive Director’s Message Ron Romano, Executive Director The USTA Hawaii Pacific Section had another great year of tennis programs, events and activities. We kicked off 2017 with the Tennis Championships of Maui at the Royal Lahaina Resort, followed by the second Hawaii Fed Cup with the USA playing Germany, which was also held at the Royal Lahaina Resort. The USA team posted a victory over Germany and eventually won the 2017 Fed Cup with a win over Belarus. This was the 18th Fed Cup win for the USA. In 2017, we launched Net Generation, USTA’s new youth tennis brand for ages 5-18 dedicated to welcoming millions of new players to the game. Through a comprehensive program of curricula, teaching and learning tools, and promotional materials, Net Generation aims to capture the imagination of kids of all ages, backgrounds and skills. The Play to Learn Tennis program is Hawaii’s largest instructional program designed to introduce tennis to youth and adults. Play to Learn Tennis offers group tennis classes at 25 to 30 public park locations with participation of approximately 8,000 registrations per year. In 2017, we expanded the Play to Learn Tennis program to the neighbor islands with new sites on Kauai, Maui and the Hawaii Island in both Hilo and Kona. Schools tennis reached new heights with over 35 schools visits reaching approximately 6,000 elementary school kids. School visits included Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island, Lanai and Molokai. In November, USTA member organizations elected a new 18-member board comprised of a talented and diverse group of people from all of the Hawaiian Islands. This board will serve from November 2017 through November 2019. The USTA Hawaii Pacific Section is committed to the mission of the USTA to promote and develop the growth of tennis. The board of directors, committees, staff, volunteers, sponsors and other partners are working as a team to pursue our mission and to achieve our collective goals and objectives. To our members and program participants, thank you very much for your support of tennis and the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section. We value and appreciate your membership and participation. I hope that you will continue to play and enjoy tennis with us.

Section Staff

Madeleine Dreith

Sara Yoshinaga

Mimi Kennell

Roman Kop

Director of Community Tennis & Tennis Service Representative

Director of Adult Tennis

Director of Junior Tennis

Director of Schools Tennis

Christine Nip

Jony Conching

Kristina Adams

Annalyn Picken

Director of Marketing & Communications

Office Manager

Community Tennis Coordinator

Adult Tennis Coordinator



2015 - 2017 Committee Members Adult League Committee

Tennis Programs The USTA Hawaii Pacific Section services the tennis community with the following programs:

Board Liaison: Chris Scharein Chairperson: Leonard Loventhal Staff Liaison: Sara Yoshinaga Members: Rosemary Smythe, Jane Sakakihara, Laura Shimada, Corey Au, Nancy Kelly, Maurice Zane, Jeff Kam

Adult Competition Committee Board Liaison: Betsy Somerville Chairperson: Mikael Maatta Staff Liaison: Sara Yoshinaga Members: Vladimir Sasic, Davinae Cabatingan, Jan Axel Tribler, Dennis Lajola

Budget & Finance Committee Board Liaison: Shari Fujita Chairperson: Shari Fujita Staff Liaison: Ron Romano Members: Russell Lum, Kevin Inn, Walter Wong, Donna Ede

Marketing & Communications Committee Board Liaison: Pom Luxton Chairperson: Pom Luxton Staff Liaison: Christine Nip Members: Tom Park, Lisa Furuta, Lori Yip, Sara Platte, Joshua Potterton

Youth Tennis Committee Board Liaison: Donna Ede Chairperson: Donna Ede Staff Liaison: Madeleine Dreith, Mimi Kennell, Roman Kop Members: Gerald Kosaki, Barbara Wallace, Nick Yamasaki, Ernie Blacowiak, Rhoda Baron, Randy Kop, Windy Cummings, Lee Couillard, Robyn Lee

Grievance Committee Board Liaison: Russell Lum Chairperson: Russell Lum Staff Liaison: Ron Romano, Sara Yoshinaga, Mimi Kennell

Nominating Committee Chairperson: Michael Purpura Staff Liaison: Ron Romano Members: Jenny Kelley, Masu Kusume Dyer, Faye Kim, Barry Nakasone

Officials Committee Board Liaison: David Lam Chairperson: Myra Kim Vice-Chairperson: Susan Welton Staff Liaison: Ron Romano, Sara Yoshinaga, Mimi Kennell

Strategic Planning and By-Laws Committee Board Liaison: Walter Wong Chairperson: Walter Wong Staff Liaison: Ron Romano



In addition, we are happy to offer: • • • • • •

Summer Fun Mobile Tennis Coaches Workshops Junior Competitive Training Clinics Adult Tournaments Schools Tennis Wheelchair Tennis

2017 Districts Year-in-Review Kauai District Tennis Association

Carolyn Lum, District President

In December 2017, Kauai Tennis Association (KTA) held a fun-filled mixer at the Hokuala Timbers Resort to welcome players back into league play. We look forward to growing the momentum and interest in 2018, thanks to the efforts of our league coordinators Carla LaFratta and Brant Fuchigami. In the junior scene, fun and good play were highlights of the high school season for Island School, Kapaa High, Kauai High and Waimea High. A big mahalo to Roman Kop, Director of Schools Tennis, for sharing the schools program with the kids and teachers at Eleele Elementary School. Coach Ernie Blacowiak continues to offer a popular year-round junior and adult program at Kauai Community College. Coaches at Hanalei Bay Resort, Poipu Kai Resort and Princeville Tennis Center offer lessons as well. KTA has an exciting year ahead and would like to extend an enthusiastic invitation to players of all levels and ages to join us on the courts! Our board members – Shannon Burkman, Bino Fitzgerald, Jerry Green, Ronald Hosaka, Carolyn Lum, Dan Miyamoto, Aaron Tada and Helen Young – are happy to share their passion for the game with you. Please stay connected through our website

Maui District Tennis Association

Chris Scharein, District President

2017 on Maui was an exceptional year of tennis as we began with the men’s Tennis Championships of Maui, followed closely by the Fed Cup, both hosted at the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch. MDTA’s role in recruiting volunteers and providing $2,500 in incentives for volunteers were essential and did both events proud. USTA League Tennis saw an increase of 35 new/lapsed players who were incentivized for the third year in a row by MDTA paying for a one-year USTA membership when they joined a league. There were eight adult leagues this year with 113 teams. In the end, we saw 6 Maui teams advance to a variety of USTA National Championships. Finally, the Adult 40 & Over Sectionals were held on Maui at the Royal Lahaina and Kapalua facilities with the support of our volunteers and local USTA officials. MDTA provided approximately $8,000 in sponsorship funds to adult programs. Community tennis programs: Play to Learn Tennis, Adaptive Tennis and programs through Parks and Recreation continue to be provided at Kalama, Eddie Tam and Memorial Parks. In addition, our schools tennis program included visits to Pomaikai ES, Kahului ES, Kilohana ES, Lanai ES & High (summer tennis with Pulama Lanai). Play to Learn Tennis was launched, including the training of three new coaches. MDTA extended support of about $1,000 in funds. Junior tennis on Maui is having strong tournament participation under the primary direction of the Wailuku Junior Tennis Club as they managed a combination of five tournaments ranging from L3 to L6, the HHSAA and MIL. Eligible junior players, Jaylee Yasunaga and Kaitlyn Ralar, received a total of $1,500 to assist with travel and lodging. Awards and recognition were well-deserved and presented to several Maui recipients at the USTA HPS Annual Awards Banquet, which included Stan Nagamatsu being inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame. The Wailuku Junior Tennis Club earned the Organization of the Year Award and Beth Arnoult received the Maui District Service Award. These were all worthy recipients who do so much for their community. At the 3rd annual “Captains Award Breakfast,” over 70 league captains were invited to a delicious breakfast where they received gift bags and participated in a drawing for a wide range of exciting prizes. MDTA board, club members, along with our LLC’s should be commended for all their efforts on and off the court to help grow the game of tennis. I want to give a big Mahalo to Cathy Nicoloff, Kris Oyama, Janie King, Jane Sakakihara, Ted Gee, Clarita Balala, Marie Holmberg, Liezl Lao, Joyce Colleen, Nani Ehlinger. All of us are working to make tennis accessible to all.



2017 Districts Year-in-Review West Hawaii District Tennis Association

Bob Borns, District President

Our district had a busy year in 2017 promoting the growth and enjoyment of tennis in West Hawaii. One of our main goals in 2017 was to secure funding in addition to the $100,000 Fed Cup legacy grant awarded last year for improvements to our four public tennis courts at Old Airport Park. We are happy to report that the County of Hawaii has awarded a contract of over one million dollars for the public tennis facility upgrades. This will include state-of-the-art LED lighting, new resurfacing with crack mitigation layers, and other improvements. Construction has started and will be completed in 2018. A key component of growing tennis is the promotion of youth and junior tennis programs. In addition to our multiple junior sanctioned tournaments and our annual West Hawaii Junior Championships in May, we started offering QuickStart Red-Orange-Green ball tournaments for youth tennis development. The feedback from the enthusiastic young players and their parents has been very positive. We are also moving forward with the Net Generation tennis instruction program with several of our local schools to integrate tennis into the physical education programs with equipment and instructional support. Our first Play to Learn Tennis program in West Hawaii will be offered in 2018. Our commitment to adult tennis continues with the promotion and coordination of league team tennis and support of charity tournaments, including the Serve it Forward tournament, FilAm Friendship Scholarship tournament, and the Brantley Center Benefit tournament. Additionally, WHDTA hosted three league sectional tournaments this year. In 2017, West Hawaii District was listed nationally as one of the top 10 districts with the highest increase in adult league registrations. In November, we held a league player appreciation party and tennis day to say “thank you” to our league players and to acknowledge all the hard work that our team captains do each league. A special thanks to our WHDTA board for their outstanding level of leadership, dedication, and countless hours of volunteering at all of our events throughout the year.

East Hawaii District Tennis Association

Gerald Kosaki, District President

As always, our East Hawaii District and Hilo Junior Tennis Board members worked very hard in promoting the game of tennis to adults and juniors in East Hawaii. Here are some of the highlights for 2017. Our EHDTA “Got Game” annual event attracted many adult and junior players and non-players to introduce them to the game of tennis. There were fun drills, hitting for prizes, food, and lots of comradery. We also worked with the County of Hawaii to repaint the lines of the outdoor courts at the Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium and again hosted the 40 and over mixed doubles sectionals in Hilo. Our Hilo Junior Tennis Club (HJTC) continues to increase our membership with 66 families and 98 juniors, introducing and improving tennis skills to those of all ages. We hold drills on Sundays, and match play during the week, with green dot and yellow ball play days. We also held three tournaments in 2017 and a 3.0 Junior Team Tennis (JTT) league. The JTT winner attended Winter Sectionals on Oahu coached by Wayne Yamada and won their division! We also had a few junior players from East Hawaii who attended zonals and intersectionals during the summer. Again, all of our success would not be possible without the volunteers committed to promoting the game of tennis. We look to 2018 to continue with the same momentum and hope to make even greater strides. Thank you to all who is involved in this endeavor.



2017 Districts Year-in-Review Oahu District Tennis Association

Kazu Samura, District President

2017 was filled with lots of fun and competition with a group of dedicated volunteers and directors who continue to give their energy and time to keep tennis alive and well. The Oahu District worked to increase tennis participation in our local community, with the goal of promoting physical fitness and making tennis an enjoyable sport for all ages. To do so, our District supported the community with both adult and junior tennis tournaments around the island in areas such as Ewa, Village Park, Waipahu and Kaneohe. We also worked to improve the quality of tennis through our Adopt-A-Court program, which provides maintenance of select City & County public courts. Our Reserve-A-Court program has grown to include five schools and its benefits are felt by both adult and junior players. The Oahu District continued to make tennis more accessible by covering the cost of balls and courts for all league matches, in addition to coordinators’ supplies. Our annual Captains’ Brunch was a fun time for all and we are proud to celebrate all that our teams have accomplished in 2017. We look forward to introducing USTA’s newest Net Generation youth brand in 2018.



2017 SportMaster Tennis Championships of Maui Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch, Kaanapali, Hawaii | January 21 – 29, 2017

The 2017 SportMaster Tennis Championships of Maui showcased world-class professional athletes from over 20 different countries. The talent on the courts attracted a crowd of over 2,800 fans over the span of the 9-day tournament. The USTA Hawaii Pacific Section is grateful for the sponsors who made this event possible: SportMaster, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Royal Lahaina Resort, Servco Lexus, KITV, Tennis Media Company, Pacific Media Group, All Court, Maui Soda & Ice, Antigua, Budget, Hyatt Regency, Maui Oil, Kaanapali Beach Resort Association and RLI. The USTA Hawaii Pacific Section looks forward to bringing more tennis talent to our island paradise in 2018.

Hyeong Chung 2017 Men’s Singles Champion

Taro Daniel 2017 Men’s Singles Finalist

Austin Krajicek & Jackson Withrow 2017 Men’s Doubles Champions

Bradley Klahn & Tennys Sandgren 2017 Men’s Doubles Finalists



2017 Community Tennis Highlights USTA Hawaii Pacific brought tennis to community events that included the Great Aloha Run Health and Fitness Expo, the YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Kiwanis Keiki Day in Hilo, Youth Day at the Capitol and the Manoa Fall Fair. High School tennis players and Junior Team Tennis players volunteered at these events, helping us to give children an opportunity to try tennis. We would like to give a special thank you to McKinley High School, Farrington High School, Kilauea Junior Tennis Club and the Hawaii Pacific University tennis teams for volunteering.

Schools Day at the Tennis Championships of Maui 80 children from Kahului Elementary were bused into the tournament site. The 5th and 6th graders were given an opportunity to play tennis, watch professional tennis and meet world-class tennis pros. A free pizza lunch, POG donated by Meadow Gold Dairies and autograph/ photo session completed their special day.

School Tennis Tennis in schools provides kids with a fun, easy and organized introduction to the sport that can be played in a variety of spaces. USTA Hawaii visited over 60 schools and serviced over 4000 children. 75 teachers were trained to offer tennis year-round.

Family Fun Doubles The 8th year of Family Fun Doubles brought two events this year. These parent-child events brought 65 family teams together and shared proud moments of fun on-court competition. July 30, 2017 at Central Oahu Regional Park Champions Crowned: Division A: Evan and Shane Loya Division B: Albert and Aslan Cook Division C: Aaron and Evan Yamato Green Ball Division: Aristotle and AJ Santa Cruz December 17, 2017 at the University of Hawaii Tennis Complex Champions Crowned: Division B: Marlon and Marlon Jr. Abarca Division C: Aaron and Evan Yamato Green Ball Division: Ken and Reyn Terao



2017 Community Tennis Highlights Play to Learn Tennis

USTA Hawaii expanded the Play to Learn Tennis programs in 2017, opening new sites on Oahu (Ewa Mahiko District Park, Kanewai Community Park), Maui (Maui Prep Academy, Kahului Community Center, Eddie Tam Memorial Park) and the Big Island (Edith Kanakaole Stadium and Panaewa Community Center).

Summer Fun Tennis USTA Hawaii organized free tennis clinics for 22 City & County of Honolulu Summer Fun sites, introducing the sport to over 3000 kids at the public parks. Our team of coaches included Joseph Almuena, Rayden Murata, Jordan Kakugawa, Rusty Dyer, Justin Terada, Peter Dungca and Ryan Hirokane.

Internship Program The USTA Hawaii Pacific Section Internship Program has become an integral part of strengthening support and services to our tennis community. Our intern gains valuable experience in the hands-on opportunity to work in the sports industry field. 2017’s intern was Ryan Hirokane. He provided tremendous support to our staff with tournaments, social media, the Youth Progression Initiative, Net Generation and Play to Learn Tennis management.



2017 Adult Year-End Rankings Open Ranking

NTRP Ranking

Men’s Open Singles

3.0 Women’s Singles

1 2 3 3 5 6 7

Andre Ilagan Max Hoffman Juan Erro Filip Soban Jathniel John Alvarico Ryuichi Lun Logan Machida

1 Hannah Lei Alvarico

3.5 Men’s Singles 1 Marlon Abarca Jr. 2 Jan Apo 3 Donte Moore

3.5 Women’s Singles

Women’s Open Singles

1 Sonia Green 2 Sue Linder

1 Xiao Yi Wang-Beckvall 2 Jazlyn Miyamura

4.0 Men’s Singles

Men’s Open Doubles 1 1 3 4 4 6 7

M. Maatta / J. Tribler V. Wu / G. Zukeran K. Murata / R. Murata Z. Heilbron / S. Sinnett J. Carstenn / E. Acuna A. Zannoni / J. Kusnierz J. Perron / D. Matsushita

Mixed Open Doubles 1 Z. Heilbron / L. Seaman

1 1 1 4 4

Gill Newton Noah Miyamura Marlon Abarca Sr. Michael Strong Lawrence Wood

4.0 Women’s Singles 1 Lana Coryell 2 Susan Gianlorenzo 3 Alexa DeCrinis

4.0 Men’s Doubles 1 J. Mandella / L. Wood 2 M. Abarca Sr. / M. Abarca Jr.

4.0 Women’s Doubles 1 L. Coryell / S. Gianlorenzo

4.5 Men’s Singles 1 Robert Beckvall 1 Kui Ramon

9.0 Mixed Doubles 1 B. Vontempsksy / R. Kepler 2 H. Fernandez / J. Singsank

Adult Ranking Men’s 40 Singles 1 Robert Beckvall

Men’s 60 Singles 1 Mark Yoshizu 2 Randall Yanagi 2 Dale Parham

Men’s 70 Singles 1 Allwyn Chao



2017 Adult League Championships Adult 18 & Over League Section Championships Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park, Oahu | August 18-20, 2017

Other Championship Teams 3.0 Men’s Champions

4.5 Men’s Champions

2.5 Women’s Champions

Team Name: Double Fault (Maui) Captain: Kevin Kato

Team Name: KRC (Oahu) Captain: Jeffrey Grimmer

Team Name: Kawaii (East Hawaii) Captain: Kira Mae

Mixed 18 & Over League Section Championships Hilo Intermediate School and University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii Island | June 24 – 25, 2017 Other Championship Teams


6.0 Champions

8.0 Champions

Team Name: Super Smash Bros & Sisters (Oahu) Captain: Matthew Derby and Jacqueline Jung

Team Name: RDO (Oahu) Captain: Andrea Neal and Alden Lum

7.0 Champions

9.0 Champions

Team Name: Backboards Only (Oahu) Captain: Michael Okai and Justin Au

Team Name: KRC Mixed 9.0 (Oahu) Captain: William Heilbron and Connie Pate


2017 Adult League Championships Adult 40 & Over League Section Championships Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch and Kapalua Tennis Garden, Maui | May 19 – 21, 2017 3.0 Men’s Champions

3.0 Women’s Champions

Team Name: Kilauea Ohana (Oahu) Captain: Michael Denny and Darren Graves

Team Name: Maui Breakers (Maui) Captain: Tesha Newman

3.5 Men’s Champions

3.5 Women’s Champions

Team Name: Penn Men 4T (Oahu) Captain: Norman O’Connor

Team Name: HI510’S (Oahu) Captain: Pam Wheat and Nalani Sue

4.0 Men’s Champions

4.0 Women’s Champions

Team Name: WaiEwa 4Ewa (Oahu) Captain: Jesse Tano

Team Name: Imua Wailea (Maui) Captain: Kelley Holtman and Debbie Montgomery

4.5+ Men’s Champions

4.5+ Women’s Champions

Team Name: Wailea Mavericks (Maui) Captain: Anne Leung-Stevens and Chan Ly

Team Name: Wailea Maverettes (Maui) Captain: Anne Leung-Stevens

Mixed 40 & Over League Section Championships Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Island September 23 – 24, 2017

6.0 Champions Team Name: Team 96816 (Oahu) Captain: Matthew Derby and Shoko Burkett

7.0 Champions Team Name: MD High Flyers (Oahu) Captain: Karen Nose and Shannon Oba

8.0 Champions

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Team Name: All Mixed Up (Oahu) Captain: Andrea Yamamoto and Toby Tsukamoto

9.0 Champions Team Name: Mix-n-Match (Oahu) Captain: Carlo Balmilero



2017 Adult League Championships Adult 55 & Over League Section Championships Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park, Oahu | July 22 – 23, 2017

7.0 Men’s Champions Team Name: H1 H2 Merge (Oahu) Captain: Emmanuel Utrera

8.0 Men’s Champions

6.0 Women’s Champions

7.0 Women’s Champions

Team Name: NO CAN RUN (Oahu) Captain: Kevin Ching and Ritch Dinh

Team Name: The Golden Girls (Oahu) Captain: Catherine Katayama and Naomi Oshiro

Team Name: Happy Hour! Double Shots! (Oahu) Captain: Elizabeth Maki

Other Championship Teams 6.0 Men’s Champions Team Name: Hiki No Badayos (Oahu) Captain: Primo Castro

8.0 Women’s Champions

9.0 Women’s Champions

Team Name: Kokonuts (Oahu) Captain: Yukie Cohen

Team Name: Ad Up (West Hawaii) Captain: Judith Jennet

9.0 Men’s Champions Team Name: Kaneohe (Oahu) Captain: Tom Roerk

Adult 65 & Over League Section Championships University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oahu | November 11 – 12, 2017

7.0 Men’s Champions

6.0 Women’s Champions

7.0 Women’s Champions

8.0 Women’s Champions

Team Name: Hana Hou (Oahu) Captain: Clyde Miyasato

Team Name: Anything Goes! (East Hawaii) Captain: Charlotte Etling

Team Name: Maui Magic (Maui) Captain: Jane Sakakihara

Team Name: Pono (East Hawaii) Captain: Keiko Shewmaker

Other Championship Teams 16

6.0 Men’s Champions

8.0 Men’s Champions

Team Name: McCully Ducks 65+ (Oahu) Captain: George Uedoi

Team Name: KRCOFT (Oahu) Captain: Esmond Marks


2017 Adult League Championships Tri-Level League Section Championships University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oahu | November 11 – 12, 2017

Other Championship Teams

3.5 Women’s Champions

4.0 Women’s Champions

Team Name: Nexx (Oahu) Captain: Kimberly Oho

Team Name: Slam Musubis Trilevel 2017 (Kauai) Captain: Michelle Fitzgerald

3.5 Men’s Champions

4.5 Men’s Champions

Team Name: Saikou (Oahu) Captain: Dayle Takaoka

Team Name: Subara vs Tesla (Oahu) Captain: Jeffrey Grimmer

4.0 Men’s Champions

4.5 Women’s Champions

Team Name: The Legend and Us (Oahu) Captain: Michael Young

Team Name: Buya Grandma (Oahu) Captain: Darlynn Barte and Dayna Ornellas

Ekolu League Section Championships Holua Tennis & Pickleball Center, Hawaii Island | December 2 – 3, 2017 Other Championship Teams

6.0 Champions

8.0 Champions

Team Name: Team 96816 (Oahu) Captain: Matthew Derby and Shoko Burkett

Team Name: Team 96797 (Oahu) Captain: Warlo Pasicaran and Eric Ganibe

7.0 Champions

9.0 Champions

Team Name: RD Again (Oahu) Captain: Andrea Neal and Mary Anna Esteban

Team Name: EH 9.0 (East Hawaii) Captain: Sheri Kinoshita

2017 National Championship Placed Teams

Other Championship Teams

2nd Place – Oahu Hana Hou 7.0 Men’s Adult 65 & Over



2017 Adult Tournaments Men’s Triple Crown of Tennis

Hendrik Bode

The Oahu Club Men’s Night Doubles June 19 – 24, 2017 | The Oahu Club (7) Andre Ilagan / Thomas Shubert def. (4) Hendrik Bode / Yann Renault 6-4, 6-4

USTA Hawaii Pacific Men’s Night Doubles July 5 – 9, 2017 | Ala Moana Tennis Center (4) Rong Ma / Wei Yu Su def. (3) Mikael Maatta / Jan Axel Tribler 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Honolulu HomeLoans/Pacifico Men’s Night Doubles July 24 – August 5, 2017 | Kailua Racquet Club (3) Hendrik Bode / Michael Yani def. (4) Mikael Maatta / Jan Axel Tribler 6-3, 3-6, 7-6

2017 Triple Crown Doubles Champions Hendrik Bode / (Mikael Maatta & Jan Axel Tribler tied for 2nd)

Tennis Championships of Maui: Men’s Wild Card Tournament January 10 – 14, 2017 | The Oahu Club

Mikael Maatta

Jan Axel Tribler

The Oahu Club Mixed Doubles Championships June 19 – 24, 2017 (2) Katreina Corpuz/Ikaika Jobe def. (3) Tristen Bryant-Otake/Andre Ilagan 6-2, 7-5

Andre Ilagan def. (3) Jakub Hadrava 7-5, 6-3

Aloha Cup / Hawaii Pacific Section Open Championships September 29 – October 1, 2017

| Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park

Men’s Singles Blaz Seric def. (1) Andre Ilagan 6-3, 6-4

Men’s Doubles Felix Albert/Fabian Woehrl def. Phuc Huynh/Andre Ilagan 6-2, 6-4



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2017 Junior Final Top Rankings


Boys’ 12 Final Ranking

Boys’ 16 Final Ranking

Rank Name

Rank Name

1 Ajed, Andre 2 Fitzgerald, Michael 3 Abarca Jr, Marlon 4 Jim On, Payton 5 Fitzgerald, Mark 6 Okada, Tsubasa 7 Kunimoto, Kaiden 8 Kudo, Seiya 9 Assi, Bryan 10 Yamamoto, Spencer 11 Ramos, Brandon 12 Abarca, Adrien 13 Huddleston, Mason 14 Kudo, Allen 15 Hepton, Haven 16 Geng, Roger 17 Kurata, Conner 18 Ige, Tanner 19 Nagata, Damon 20 Powell, Justin

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Boys’ 14 Final Ranking

Boys’ 18 Final Ranking

Rank Name

Rank Name

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Visaya, Azuma Argones, Carlo-Marco Toledo, Ethan Nagasawa, Payton Ajed, Andre Fitzgerald, Michael Frattarelli, Justin Fitzgerald, Mark Somerville, Andrew Nishimura, Ryan Wong, Joshua Eldridge, Gabriel Dang, Spencer Raguindin, Gavin Kinoshita, Aden Baracao, Aidan Kimura, Connor Brilhante, Paul Abarca Jr, Marlon Mackinnon, Julian


Hoffman, Max Yamamoto, Scott Fujimori, Hunter Chang, Robert Hamano, Luke Ching, Cody Ramos, Leyton Kwock, Gabriel Wilstead, Hobbes alvarico, jathniel john Baldwin, Devon Kim, Joshua-Taylor Woo, Rylan Rooney, Aidan Somerville, Andrew Akarapan, Possawat Visaya, Riley Deinhardt, John Dang, Spencer Fujitani, Cade

Ilagan, Andre Huynh, Phuc Azuma, Jordan Akagi-Okuma, Jace Assi, Gil Yip, Andrew Hoffman, Max Miyagawa, Reyn Will, Jake Virtue, Hayden Wilson, Mackenzie Murata, Koby Baldwin, Devon alvarico, jathniel john Shuman, Justin Yamamoto, Sean Ching, Cody Yee, Shane Bersola, Brent Hu, Joey

Andre Ajed

Azuma Visaya

Max Hoffman

Andre Ilagan

2017 Junior Final Top Rankings

Jazlyn Miyamura

Kylie Canubida

Kianna Oda

Alyssia Fossorier

Girls’ 12 Final Ranking

Girls’ 16 Final Ranking

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Miyamura, Jazlyn Visaya, Julia Pampulov, Isabella Kunimoto, Kiora Wong, Elise Woofter, Sophia Kawashima, Cassidy Williams, Hi’ilani Dang, Arissa Tom, Logan Hirota, Leyanne Wolters, Harley Nguyen, Jolie Nishimura, Stella Hoe, Maggie Chang, Jasmine Takahashi, Chloe Vo, Karli Uchida, Sara Lam, Katelyn

Oda, Kianna Kunimoto, Keilyn O’Neill, Jacqueline Brilhante, Maile Sharipova, Asiya Huang, Clarise Lopes, Trystin Ralar, Kaitlyn Wu, Cosette Lopez, Jessalyn Loui, Sabrina Machida, Andie Huang, Josette Peters, Anna Lau, kayleen Yoshikawa, Hana De Mattos, Casydee Pampulov, Isabella Wong, Allena Corpuz, Katelyn

Girls’ 14 Final Ranking

Girls’ 18 Final Ranking

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Canubida, Kylie Sharipova, Asiya Peters, Jenny Nagata, Denby Teramura, Larissa Pampulov, Isabella Yamagata, Trinity Luna-Beamer, Hoohieokala Uyeda, Melanie Atwal, Maya Yoshikawa, Hana Corpuz, Katelyn Chun, Alicia Dang, Arissa Hirota, Alyson Oyama, Cami Killett, Hailey Gumboc, Annaliese Payba, Jenna Nishimura, Stella

Fossorier, Alyssia Bryant-Otake, Tristen Yamagata, Tayvia Fernando, Nikki Corpuz, Katreina Wu, Cosette Wang-Beckvall, Xiao Yi Fujimori, Taryn Machida, Andie Domingo, Sarah Huang, Clarise Wong, April Kunimoto, Keilyn Lau, Taylor Brilhante, Maile Huang, Josette Lopez, Jessalyn Pampulov, Isabella Arce, Caitlyn O’Neill, Jacqueline



2017 Junior Team Tennis Spring Section Championships Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park Tennis Complex | May 20 - 21, 2017

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2017 Junior Team Tennis Winter Sectional Championships Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park Tennis Complex | December 9-10, 2017



2017 National Junior Teams The following juniors represented the Hawaii Pacific Section in their respective age division national team championships.

12s Zone Team

16s Zone Team

Coach: Aaron Tada

Coach: Fumiya Nakano



1 Andre Ajed 2 Michael Fitzgerald 3 Marlon Abarca 4 Paul Brilhante 5 Justin Frattarelli 6 Mark Fitzgerald

1 Cody Ching 2 Hunter Fujimori 3 Robert Chang 4 Hayden Virtue 5 Gabriel Kwock 6 Devon Baldwin



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Jazlyn Miyamura Julia Visaya Jade Brilhante Kiora Kunimoto Hi’ilani Williams Elise Wong

14s Zone Team Coach: Chanon Alcon

Boys 1 Azuma Visaya 2 Rylan Woo 3 Riley Visaya 4 Aidan Rooney 5 Ethan Toledo 6 Scott Wu

Girls 1 2 3 4 5 6

Alexandra Centra Annika Alcon Cosette Wu Megan Flores Trinity Yamagata Hana Yoshikawa

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Boys & Girls 16 Intersectional Team Coach: Rong Ma

Boys 1 Max Hoffman 2 Leyton Ramos 3 Jathniel John Alvarico

Girls Keilyn Kunimoto Kianna Oda Jacqueline O’Neill Maile Brilhante Kaitlyn Ralar Jessalyn Lopez

Boys & Girls 14 Intersectional Team Coach: Windy Cummings


1 Clarise Huang 2 Josette Huang 3 Alexis Matsunaga

Girls 18 National Team Coach: Andy Klug 1 Alyssia Fossorier 2 Tristen Bryant-Otake 3 Tayvia Yamagata 4 Katreina Corpuz 5 Jaylee Yasunaga 6 April Wong

1 Aidan Rooney 2 Quinn Shapiro 3 Jordan Doi

Boys 18 National Team


Coach: Michael Wojarowicz

1 Melanie Uyeda 2 Chloe Teramoto 3 Alicia Chun

1 Phuc Huynh 2 Jace Akagi-Okuma 3 Gil Assi 4 Jordan Azuma 5 Reyn Miyagawa 6 Andrew Yip

Represented the Hawaii Pacific Section at the National Junior Team Tennis Championships

Waialae Iki 5 White Stars 1 14 & Under - Intermediate

Mililani 10s Kidz 14 & Under - Advanced

Mililani Monster Tennis 18 & Under - Advanced



2017 Junior Tournaments 2017 Summer Junior Section Championships Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park Tennis Complex | June 2-5, 2017 Boys Singles Champions

Boys Singles Finalists

Boys Doubles Champions

Boys Doubles Finalists


Andre Ajed

Marlon Abarca

Marlon Abarca / Tsubasa Okada

Paul Brilhante / Spencer Yamamoto


Azuma Visaya

Ethan Toledo

Azuma Visaya / Riley Visaya

Payton Nagasawa / Ethan Toledo


Max Hoffman

Scott Yamamoto

Robert Chang / Cody Ching

Max Hoffman / Logan Machida


Phuc Huynh

Jace Akagi Okuma

Reyn Miyagawa / Andrew Yip

Andre Ilagan / Kailuhia Lam

Girls Singles Champions

Girls Singles Finalists

Girls Doubles Champions

Girls Doubles Finalists


Julia Visaya

Jazlyn Miyamura

Kiora Kunimoto / Elise Wong

Cassidy Kawashima / Sophia Woofter


Kylie Canubida

Larissa Teramura

Katelyn Corpuz / Asiya Sharipova

Kylie Canubida / Alicia Chun


Kianna Oda

Sabrina Loui

Maile Brilhante / Kaitlyn Ralar

Annika Alcon / Jacqueline O’Neill


Alyssia Fossorier

Tristen Bryant Otake

Tristen Bryant Otake / Alyssia Fossorier

April Wong / Tayvia Yamagata

2017 USTA National Selection Tournament - Fall Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park Tennis Complex | October 7-9, 2017 Boys’ 18 Singles Champion

Jack Pulliam

Boys’ 18 Singles Finalist

Stevie Gould

Boys’ 18 Doubles Champions

Phuc Huynh / Andre Ilagan

Boys’ 18 Doubles Finalists

Jordan Azuma / Cambell Nakayama

Girls’ 18 Singles Champion

Alexis Merrill

Girls’ 18 Singles Finalist

Lindsay Hung

Girls’ 18 Doubles Champions

Katherine Fleischman / Yolanda Lin

Girls’ 18 Doubles Finalists

Francesca Karman / Alexis Merrill


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2017 Tennis Hall of Fame Ala Moana Hotel | November 18, 2017 Every year, the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section selects inductees to its Hall of Fame. The Player Award commemorates an individual that is recognized for outstanding competitive achievements with considerations of sportsmanship and character. The Service Award honors a volunteer, official, coach or individual who has made outstanding contributions to the sport of tennis. In 2017, the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section proudly inducted one recipient into each category.

David Andrews | Player Award David was born in Germany and grew up in Mililani, Hawaii. As the youngest child of avid tennis players Don and Betty Andrews, David was no stranger to the sport. Almost every day after finishing school at the University Laboratory School, David headed to Diamond Head Tennis Center, where his father worked as the Director of Tennis. There, he spent many afternoons playing with some of the most prominent adult tennis players in the State. The practice fine-tuned his skills and also gave him a healthy appreciation for competition. Before long, he developed into the top junior player in Hawaii, ranking #1 in Boys’ 14, 16 and 18. Off the courts, David was just as dedicated to his studies. He earned a well-deserved spot at the U.S. Naval Academy and became the first freshman to play #1 singles in the school’s history. David eventually led their men’s tennis team to a 22-3 record in 1982, one of the highest winning percentage in modern history. That same year, he was inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. David’s winning streak continues to recent years. He was the International Tennis Federation Men’s 40s Champion and has been ranked in the top 10 of the USTA national senior singles rankings on multiple occasions. In addition, David has served as a board member for the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section and mentored top junior tennis players in Hawaii. Special Awards: • U.S. Naval Academy Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee: 1982 • All-Navy Singles Champion: 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 • All-Navy Doubles Champion: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989 • All-Military Doubles Champion: 1982, 1983, 1988 • All-Military Singles Runner-Up: 1983

• USTA National Men’s 30s Hard Court Singles 4th Place: 1991 • USTA Hawaii Pacific Men’s Open Singles Champion: 1993 • USTA National Men’s 35s Clay Court Singles 3rd Place: 1995 • ITF Men’s Singles Champion: 2003 • USTA National Men’s 50s Hard Court Singles 3rd Place: 2010

Stanley Nagamatsu | Service Award Stanley “Stan” begin coaching tennis under the mentorship of Shigesh Wakida, founder of the Lahaina Tennis Club. When he witnessed firsthand the powerful impact that tennis had on the youth in Lahaina, he felt inspired to create the same influence in Wailuku. He was a science teacher and tennis coach at Baldwin High School, which was just five minutes away from Wells Park in Wailuku. For over thirty years, Stan drove over to the park after school to coach for the Wailuku Junior Tennis Club. He spent countless hours organizing practices, schedules and tournaments. Stan’s passion for the sport was contagious; before long, he had put together a group of dedicated parent volunteers who returned to help even after their children were in college. Under Stan’s leadership, the Wailuku Junior Tennis Club developed as a notable home for aspiring junior tennis players. At Baldwin High School, Stan brought the same zealous attitude to his coaching. Because of his diligence, the school became a dominant force that produced numerous singles and doubles high school state champions. The Wailuku Junior Tennis Club tournaments provided Maui junior players with opportunities to compete. To this day, there is still a healthy rivalry between Baldwin High School and nearby Lahainaluna High School. Through his unwavering commitment, Stan put Maui on the map as a tennis powerhouse for rising junior stars. Special Awards: • USTA Eve Kraft Award: 1997 • USTA Hawaii Pacific President’s Award: 2001

• Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Director Association Outstanding Coaches Award: 2003



2017 Tennis Hall of Fame Past Recipients 2017


David Andrews

Masu Kusume Dyer

Player Award

Stanley Nagamatsu Service Award

Service Award

Jean Okada Player Award

Dr. David Porter


Education Award

John Greer


Player Award

Sam Caldwell

Henry Somerville

Service Award

Player Award

Jane Pang Player Award

2015 Lurline Fujii Player Award


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2017 Section Annual Awards Section Service Awards This award is given to a volunteer individual in each District in the Hawaii Pacific Section who has made outstanding contributions to promote and develop tennis through service, commitment and example.

Aaron Tada

Liz Eder

Beth Arnoult

Saundra Gulley

Sheri Kinoshita Nishida




West Hawaii

East Hawaii

Jim Howe Sportsmanship Awards

Facility of the Year Award Andre Ilagan Boy Award

This award is given to one boy and one girl junior player who exemplifies the finest qualities of sportsmanship in competitive play on and off the court.

Alyssia Fossorier Girl Award

Family of the Year Award This award is given to a family in the Section that has made a contribution to tennis through service, commitment and example. The Kunimoto Family Howard, Leonora, Keith, Duane & Randy Kunimoto

This award is given to an outstanding tennis facility that supports USTA programs and the growth of tennis.

The Oahu Club

Organization Member of the Year Award This award is given to a member club/organization that serves the tennis community with outstanding offerings.

Community Excellence Award

Hawaii Tourism Authority

This award is given to an individual or organization that has been integral in helping the Section promote and develop the growth of tennis here in the Hawaii Pacific Section.

President’s Award

Distinguished Service Award This award is given to an individual recognized for outstanding service.

Wailuku Junior Tennis Club

Fumiya Nakano

This award is given to an extraordinary individual who has made significant achievements in the sport of tennis in Hawaii.

Hendrik Bode

Save the Date: 2018 Tennis Hall of Fame & Annual Awards Banquet Saturday, November 17, 2018



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2018 USTA Hawaii Pacific Yearbook  
2018 USTA Hawaii Pacific Yearbook  

Celebrate the tennis memories created by the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section in 2017!