Qualifying begins in USTA Pro Circuit event

First photo: Kento Tanaka-Tamaki, a St. Anthony High School graduate, gets set to hit a return during his 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 loss to Britain’s Joe Salisbury in the Sportmaster Tennis Championships of Maui’s first round of qualifying matches Sunday at the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch. Play in the main draw of the $75,000 USTA Pro Circuit event begins Tuesday, and finals are set for Jan. 29. Second photo: Salisbury gets set to hit a backhand shot on the way to advancing to a match against Japan’s Kaichi Uchida.

The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photos