Royal Lahaina Tennis Club earns national berth

FIRST PHOTO: Kyle Killett of the Royal Lahaina Tennis Club 14-and-under team hits a return during the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section Spring Jr. Team Sectional Championships last weekend at Central Oahu Regional Park. The Royal Lahaina team won its division, advancing to October’s national tournament in South Carolina. The Maui squad defeated Mililani Monster Tennis 40-13 in the final, winning all five of its pro-set matches – first to eight games. Killett is one of five of the Maui team’s players headed to the 16-team national tournament for the second time, along with Zack Fernando, Jessica Griffiths, Nikki Fernando and Ailana Suehiro. The team also includes Kai Casco, Kaelyn Kato and Kiana Bell.

SECOND PHOTO: Zack Fernando serves as Casco plays at the net.