BLUE MOON BUZZ Monday, July 28 by Bruce Nagel
Your one stop shop for wassup at this year's tournament!
Main Draw began action began tonight and a theme could be youth vs. experience. The #7 seeded team of UH sophmore, and part time pro at the club Marcel Chan Jr. and team mate Carter Lam defeated the strong, quick and experienced team of Evan Loya and David Esteva 6-1, 6-1. Marcel, who grew up 20 yards from Court 7, just finished his first year at UH, and there is one noticeable change in his game. He can hit HARD. His partner Carter is a crazy good natural athlete. Out of the frying pan into the fire, they play the #1 seeded team of Dennis Lajola and Ikaika Jobe Wed at 7:15.
In the first official upset of the this year's event, 20 year old KRC Pro Roman Kop and doubles specialist Keven Wong defeated #6 Vladi Sasic and Honza Hroch 6-1, 7-5. For awhile it looked like it was going to go three sets with Vladi and Honza leading 5-3 in the second set, but Roman and Keven found overdrive and won four straight games to close out the match. Roman and Keven now will play #4Hendrik Bode/Pierre Tafelski Wed at 6:00pm.
Ikaika Jobe and Dennis Lajola proved why they are the #1 seed. They missed about three shots to defeat the tough qualifying team of 15 year old Jace Akagi-Okuma and Ryan Murakami 6-3, 6-0.
#4 Hendrik Bode and Pierre Tafelski defeated the brother team of 20 year old Quoc and 14 year old sensation Phuc Huynh. It seemed much closer than the 6-3, 6-3 score. Everyone on the court lost their serve at least once except 5'1", 14 year old Phuc.
Results, Monday, July 28
#7 Marcel Chan Jr./Carter Lam def. David Esteva/Evan Loya 6-1, 6-1
Roman Kop/Keven Wong def. #6 Vladi Sasic/Honza Hroch 6-1, 7-5
#1 Ikaika Jobe/Dennis Lajola vs. Jace Akagi-Okuma/Ryan Murakami 6-3,6-0
#4 Hendrik Bode/Pierre Tafelski vs. Quoc Huynh/Phuc Huynh 6-3,6-3
Tuesday, July 29. Wow!
#2 Mika Maatta/Jan Axel Tribler vs. Kevin Peebles/Todd Hall
#8 Michael Yani/Andrew Yani vs. Eddie Acuna/Doug Hoshaw
#3 Minh Le/Wei Yu Su vs. Aaron Yamato/Gregg Takata
#5 Jeff Fitch/Andrea Zannoni vs Jared Carstenn/Rob Kennedy
Wednesday, July 30: QUARTER-FINALS
6:00p: #4 Hendrik Bode/Pierre Tafelski vs. Roman Kop/Keven Wong
7:15p: #1 Ikaika Jobe/Dennis Lajola vs. Marcel Chan/Carter Lam
1. A warm Mahalo! to all the pros who helped with the biggest ever "World's Greatest Tennis Clinic" on Saturday: Mika Maatta, Ikaika Jobe, Dennis Lajola, Henry Somerville, Hendrik Bode, Pierre Tafelski, Gregg Takata, Mackenzie White, Kana Aikawa, Jared Carstenn, Roman Kop, Marcel Chan Jr.
We had over 100 sponsors attend and we had a blast! Thanks to Camille for the delicious BBQ, all the players for donating their valuable time and all the sponsors for your support of our two week party!
2. Parking inside the grounds will be reserved for players, sponsors and KRC members. Even still, the lot will fill to the gills each night. There is additional parking at the Church of the Nazarene.
3. Two dozen malasadas from Agnes Portuguese Bake Shop. Congratulations to Diane Desantis and Quoc Huynh who won certificates for a dozen malasadas from Agnes Portuguese Bake Shop by guessing the correct brother teams in the tournament. Jeff and Scott Grimmer, Andrew and Mike Yani, Quoc and Phuc Huynh, and Brett Krueger and Anthony Hatori.
4. VIDEOS from Shane Cashen!
Shane, our official videographer, produced a few videos capturing some special moments.
Click HERE to see a charming interview with 14 year old Phuc Huynh and his 20 year old brother Quoc after their victory against Brett Krueger and Anthony Hatori.
Click HERE to see a post game interview after Jared Carstenn and Rob Kennedy defeated Jireh Lin/Jason Perron in an up-and-down, inside out, see-saw, topsy-turvy battle.
SPONSOR DRAWING! Peter Vincent of Peter Vincent Architects and Keri Gall of A Happy Tail Pet Service won awesome coffee gift packs from Leonard Loventhal of Honolulu Home Loans,and Mark Tsuda of JamsWorld won a beautiful Tommy Deir print.
Click HERE for the complete draw! (You will need to scroll down, click on "Draws" and then "choose the event" Click HERE to check out the Triple Crown standings.
Welp, that's all for now sportsfans! I look forward to seeing you at the best tennis club this side of the Mississippi!!!!
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