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EAGLES DOMINATE TENNIS OPENER

The first official games of the 3rd quarter IIAAG sports season served up all over the Island with the boys and girls tennis matches flooded the early evening. The Harvest Eagles dominated action against the GW Geckos as the boys won 32-3 and the girls won 32-2.

By Robert Balajadia

The first official games of the 3rd quarter IIAAG sports season served up all over the Island with the boys and girls tennis matches flooded the early evening. The Harvest Eagles dominated action against the GW Geckos as the boys won 32-3 and the girls won 32-2.

The Geckos got two wins in the doubles division after the combo of Dwight Sablan and Nate Santos managed to steal two games from Eagles Josh Tan and Nathan Zhao. Sablan and Santos were trailing 7-0 in set points before Sablan served the Geckos in a perfect 40-0 game.

“Yes, our first win! Sorry, I was just getting excited,” said Sablan after scoring on an ace to fight off the sweep. “Whoa, we won two games?!” Sablan added after scoring on a nice slice that barley stayed inside the line to win their second straight match point.

Tan and Zhao bounced straight back in the 10th math point to keep the short Gecko rally at bay, ending the action for the Eagles.

GW Geckos Dwight Sablan scores the set winning point in the 10th game. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

GW Geckos Dwight Sablan scores the set winning point in the 10th game. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Complete Scores:

Boys Division: HCA 32, GW 3

HCA: Gavin Lee 8, GW: Tatsuya Cepeda 0 – Singles 1

HCA: Kevin Zhu 8, GW: Kyle San Nicolas 0 – Singles 2

HCA: Nathan Zhao/Josh Tan 8, GW: Dwight Sablan/Nate Santos 2 – Doubles 1

HCA: Alex Wu/Jaein Noh 8, GW: Kyler Diego/Daniel Qutugua 0 – Doubles 2

Girls Division: HCA 32, GW 2

HCA: Alyssa Bristol 8, GW: Ciera Guerrero 1 – Singles 1

HCA: Jane Baik 8, GW: Tara Babauta 0 – Singles 2

HCA: Kimberly Johnson/Sophia Takasu 8, GW: Ajalyn Omalou/Adrianna Dupreist 0 – Doubles 1

HCA: Jiyoo Lee/Tiffany Ninaka 8, GW: Elizabeth Flisco/Angelica Castrence 1 – Doubles 2

Other Scores

Boys Division : St. John’s 27, Guam High 9

STJ: Derek Okuhama – winner via forfeit 8 – Singles 1

STJ: Anthony John 8, GH: Noah-Basurto-Olsen 1 – Singles 2

STJ: John Pedro/Tom Park 8, GH: Leon Bamba/Joseph Connelley 0 – Doubles 1

GH: Daniel Perez/Dylan Nowlin 8, STJ: F. Shimoda/Roy Yoon 3 – Doubles 2

Girls Division: St. John’s 22, Guahm High 19

STJ: Margeaux San Nicolas 8, GH: Caylin Hubble 1 – Singles 1

STJ: Ariana Barreaux 8, GH: Elayne Apol 2 – Sinlges 2

GH: Tonia Reyes/Becky Lee 8, STJ: Kanasta Abrams/Kristine Song 5 – Doubles 1

GH: Jolene Connelley/Harmony Yatar 8, STJ: Bella Moon/Hayley Ko 1 – Doubles 2

Boys Division: FD 32, Sanchez 1

FD: Brian Tuncap Jr 8, SSHS: Gavin Perez 1 – Singles 1

FD: Joseph Cepeda 8, SSHS: Geordan Kho 0 – Singles 2

FD: Andrew Chung/Shane Schnabel 8, SSHS: Lloyd Martinez 0 – Doubles 1

FD: Eddie Chung/Tyler Talai 8, SSHS: Adam pangelinan/Brian Pascual 0 – Doubles 2

PHOTO GALLERY:

Eagles Josh Tan makes a sliding save in the 10th doubles game of the day. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Eagles Josh Tan makes a sliding save in the 10th doubles game of the day. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Geckos Kyle San Nicolas steals a game from the Eagles to avoid a shutout. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Geckos Kyle San Nicolas steals a game from the Eagles to avoid a shutout. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Eagles Sophia Takasu fires away an ace to score one in the doubles match. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Eagles Sophia Takasu fires away an ace to score one in the doubles match. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Eagles Alyssa Bristol scores on a back-hand in the singles match. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Eagles Alyssa Bristol scores on a back-hand in the singles match. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Eagles Kim Johnson jumps in to make a save in the doubles match. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Eagles Kim Johnson jumps in to make a save in the doubles match. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Eagles Nathan Zhao readies up a return in the doubles matches. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Eagles Nathan Zhao readies up a return in the doubles matches. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

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