Friday, April 18, 2014

MIL Tennis Qualifying Tournament Day 2 - April 18, 2014

 
MIL #2 GIRLS DOUBLES TEAM OF NICOLE ACERET AND JOEY UZZANTI EMBRACE AFTER
THEIR WIN OVER KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS MAUI'S MEHANA FISHER AND MIKAYLA LAU
TO SECURE A SPOT IN THE GIRLS DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP ON SATURDAY

The Lunas battled long and hard on Day 2 and overall, 6 of 8 players advanced to Championship matches tomorrow: It will be an All-Lahainaluna Girls Singles' Final as cousins Joanna Aceret and Shania Abut will vie for the championship. Joanna's
sister Nicole Aceret and Joey Uzzanti will be taking on the defending-MIL champions Ikioka and Kato from Kamehameha Maui for the MIL Girls Doubles championship. In Boys Doubles, Max Linder and Jarret Pascual will take on Baldwin's Kaiwi and Guzman. Charvie Duque and Maile Amine lost a tough 3 set match to a team from Seabury, but may still have a shot to make it to States in the round robin. Good luck to the Lunas tomorrow at Royal Lahaina!

SHANIA ABUT, MIL #4 SEED IN GIRLS' SINGLES HITS A FOREHAND RETURN AGAINST
#2 SEED JESSICA PRESSMAN OF BALDWIN DURING HER TWO SET WIN IN THE SEMIFINAL.

NICOLE ACERET & JOEY UZZANTI

LAHAINALUNA'S JOANNA ACERET, THE #1 SEED IN GIRLS SINGLES, CAME FROM BEHIND TO
DEFEAT #3 SEED MALORIE MURAKAMI OF BALDWIN. AFTER LOSING THE FIRST SET ON A
TIEBREAKER, ACERET FOUGHT BACK TO WIN THE NEXT TWO SETS AND SECURE
A PLACE IN THE FINAL AGAINST HER COUSIN, #4 SEED SHANIA ABUT OF LAHAINALUNA

MIL BOYS' DOUBLES #2 SEED MAX LINDER AND JARRET PASCUAL WERE DOWN 5-3 IN THE FIRST SET OF THEIR SEMIFINAL MATCH AGAINST GAGE AND RAIKES OF ST. ANTHONY IN THE SEMIFINAL BUT CAME BACK TO WIN THE FIRST SET AND ALSO THE SECOND SET TO SECURE A SPOT IN THE MIL BOYS' DOUBLES FINAL AGAINST BUD KAIWI AND ETHAN GAZMEN OF BALDWIN.

FAMILY FEUD: AN ALL-LAHAINALUNA GIRLS SINGLES FINAL BETWEEN COUSINS SHANIA ABUT (SHOWN WITH PARENTS SONIE & MARCELI ABUT) AND JOANNA ACERET (SHOWN WITH FATHER EFREN ACERET)

LET'S SEE WHO'S STILL SMILING TOMORROW!

PROUD FATHER AND SON: JARRET PASCUAL WITH HIS DAD, EDWIN PASCUAL

LAHAINALUNA TENNIS COACHES: MACARIO PASCUAL AND EDWIN PASCUAL. ALONG WITH COACH TIM, THEY HAVE LANDED FINALISTS IN GIRLS SINGLES (2), GIRLS DOUBLES AND BOYS DOUBLES.

OUR SOCCER/TENNIS PLAYERS:
(L TO R) RADON SINENCI, BLAINE CASIL, CHARVIE DUQUE AND KEONI MIRANDA

LAHAINALUNA'S DOUBLES TEAM OF CHARVIE ANNE DUQUE AND MAILE AMINE
MAY NOT BE IN THE FINALS ON SATURDAY, BUT THEY STILL HAVE A
SHOT AT QUALIFYING FOR STATES IN THE ROUND-ROBIN PLAYOFF GAMES

KEONI MIRANDA, BLAINE CASIL AND KRIZZIA BALAN PLAY WITH A PRAYING MANTIS

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LAHAINALUNA BASEBALL SENIOR NIGHT 2014: 04-18-2014



Senior Night for Lahainaluna Baseball - gonna miss the BIG THREE Jeffrey Kaimana Ancog, Bronson Kaina and Kaimana Casco-deleon who were four year varsity players (I believe). Also Kepa Hamlin, who stepped it up and became a big contributor towards the end of the season. MAHALO!

LAHAINALUNA SOFTBALL v. KING KEKAULIKE 04-16-2014



On a misty, drizzly but festive Lahainaluna night, the Lady Lunas defeated a scrappy King Kekaulike softball team 15-5 in their last home game of 2014. The highlight was a 3 run home run by senior Tracy Panlasigui in the bottom of the 6th that made the score 14-5.




LAHAINALUNA BOYS VOLLEYBALL V. BALDWIN 04-17-2014



Normally it would be Senior Night as it was Lahainaluna's final home game for boys' volleyball. Unfortunately, our lone senior Nate is apparently no longer on the team. That's too bad . . . Nate's a great kid! And this would've been Kiko Fonohema's night - he was a very good volleyball player with a 36-inch vertical and some epic hang time . . . he definitely made me look good as a photographer! But a wrist fracture last year and doing track this year instead of volleyball has denied us this opportunity to honor him one last time before he graduates. Anyways, the hard-working boys who are on this team came out and battled against Baldwin. After a lackluster first set, the Lunas won the second set and almost came all the way back to win the third set and were down 2 games to 1 when I had to leave the gym to drive back to Wailuku. Still have no clue what the final result was or what the scores were.






 

LAHAINALUNA SOFTBALL SENIOR NIGHT 2014 - April 16, 2014


Special night honoring Class of 2014 Senior Lady Lunas Softball players Lithe Pokipala-Waiohu, Tracey Panlasigui and Pomai Pagatpatan, as well as the Lunas' beloved trainer Mikala Pino.

















MIL TENNIS QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT: DAY 1 - April 17, 2014



Day 1 of the MIL Qualifying Tournament. In Boys Doubles, Max Linder & Jarret Pascual defeated Kona Dancil/Damian Kuluhiwa (KSM) 6-0, 6-0 (I think); Keoni Miranda & Radon Sinenci lost to K. Dowling/C. Kawano (Mol) 3-6, 0-6; Blaine Casil & Ethan Kaleiopu def. A. Maroto/G. Sanchez-Aea (Mol) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 but lost in the 2nd round to J. Pante/C. Patterson (Lan) 0-6, 2-6. In Boys Singles, Arden Domawa lost to Jonathan Ibanez (SAS) 1-6, 2-6. In Girls Singles, Joanna Aceret def. Ke'aa Davis (Mol) 6-0, 6-0; Shania Abut def. Anna Ezzy (Sea) 6-2, 6-2. In Girls Doubles, Nicole Aceret/Joanne Uzzanti def. Barr/Cummings-Carone (Bal) 6-1, 6-0 and Maile Amine/Charvie Duque def. Ballesteros/Gragas (KK) 6-1, 6-3.