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The Island-Wide Tennis Tournament went through it’s quarterfinals Tuesday evening, featuring one upset in the women’s singles, setting up an exciting battle for Wednesday’s semifinals.

By Robert Balajadia

The Island-Wide Tennis Tournament went through it’s quarterfinals Tuesday evening, featuring one upset in the women’s singles, setting up an exciting battle for Wednesday’s semifinals.

Defending champion and #1 ranked Tara Usita-Lee from Academy had to dig deep to get through a tough opponent in Keina Yoo from Harvest after Yoo tied the match 3-3. Usita-Lee, who hasn’t played a tennis match in over a week, had to shake off game-time some rust plus a nagging injury and in the end, Usita-Lee would win the next five games to get the 8-3 match win.

“I was a little rusty and I’m still recovering from a shoulder injury. I only really started hitting yesterday, but [Yoo] was hitting really well and she was returning shots that I thought were getting away. I just tried to lessen my errors. I really had a lot of unforced errors today.”

The top three seeds had a first round BYE. Being two wins away from another title, Usita-Lee has sharpened her focus.

“I try not to think of having the title and instead focus on each game and to make sure I’m doing my best each time,”added Usita-Lee.

The biggest upset of the day came from Sanchez Shark Alea Bonto who took out the #3 ranked Cougar Victoria Smith 8-4. Bonto played extra motivated due to it being her senior year and she admitted that playing in the opening round on Tuesday helped get her into form.

“I tried to look for her weaknesses. I didn’t really have a strategy heading into this, I just tried to let her make the mistakes,” said Bonto.

Bonto’s next opponent is the second ranked Anika Sachdev and Bonto knows she’s going to need another strong game.

#2 ranked St. John’s Knight Anika Sachdev defeated JFK Islander Megan Babauta 8-2 and Harvest Eagle Lily Xu denied fellow Eagle Selah Chong in an 8-4 battle.

The Girls Semifinals will feature a showdown between:

Tara Usita-Lee vs. Lily Xu

Anika Sachdev vs. Alea Konto

Wednesday Semifinals Showdown

Check out some of the exciting action in store for Wednesday, including an All-Star battle in the boys singles.

Boys Singles

Camden Camacho (FD) vs. Derek Okuhama (STJ)

Mason Caldwell (HCA) vs. Sidney Gadsden (GHS)

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Foody’s Fun Facts with Evan Brown & Isaiah Topasna

We kick off 2022 with a pair of All-Star Football Players – Senior Evan Brown from FD and Isaiah Topasna from Southern share some secrets as well as their favorite movie of all time!

 

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3rd Quarter Sports

  • ISA/IIAAG Boys & Girls Basketball
  • ISA Boys Soccer
  • ISA Boys/Girls Tennis
  • ISA Wrestling
  • ISA Paddling
  • ISA Girls Softball

QUICK HITS

5-year-old Guam Sports Network boss Ezra Lujan presents Mangilao Mayor Allan Ungacta with a Free Library made by Team GSPN.
It includes kids books, supplies and backpacks in hopes of promoting children’s reading in Mangilao.

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In GRC’s first race of the year, Derek Mandell and Sharon Hawley were the first male and female finishers of the Cross Island 10-mile run Saturday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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