Maui teams claim USTA sectional titles

Jessica Griffiths and Ailana Suehiro compete in last weekend’s USTA Junior Team Spring Section Championships at Central Oahu Regional Park on the way to helping Royal Lahaina Tennis Club win the 14-and-under 3.0 title. The team, which also included Zack Fernando, Kyle Killett, Isiah Buduan, Kaitlyn Ralar and Nikki Fernando, advanced to the national tournament, scheduled for October in South Carolina. Also this weekend, at the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch and Kapalua Tennis Garden, the Wailea 4.5 Women won a 40-and-over sectional title, earning a berth in the national tournament in California in October. That team comprises Mari Holmberg, Jody Singsank, Chris Scharein, Kimmie Ouchi, Jeanne Guanzon, Cathleen Nicoloff, Jiji Sanchez, Cynthia Feike, Kimberly Wilson, Kristin Coccaro, Kathi Pierceall, Darlynn Barte, Mizue Tanaka Ramos, Ligaya Powell, Lisa Knutson, Tiffany Garcia and Anmarie Mabbutt.