Islanders shine brightest
March 3, 2013John F. Kennedy High School
The John F. Kennedy Islanders displayed what it takes to be champions as they swept the boys' singles and doubles A division finals of the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam Tennis League Islandwide Tournament yesterday at the Ninete Tennis Center in Hagåtña.
The Islanders finished off the regular season by claiming the championship in the boys' divisions, and add titles in the aforementioned divisions.
It was an all-Islanders affair in the boys' singles final as No. 1 seed Cris Cajigan, the league's Most Valuable Player in the boys' division, and fellow JFK freshman Brian Tuncap Jr. vied for first place.
The nail-biting match started with both Islanders hoping to capitalize on each other's errors.
As the match progressed, Cajigan took the lead over Tuncap at 4-2, and then slowly began his ascent.
Tuncap tried to hold on but the swift Cajigan was unstoppable, ending the game with an 8-2 win.
Cajigan then walked off the court with a smile after shaking hands with Tuncap, calling it a good game.
"It was a good season and tournament and I could not have done it without the support of my family, friends and team," Cajigan said.
Cajigan said this is his first time competing in the IIAAG Tennis League Islandwide Tournament and it won't be his last.
"I am just excited and thankful," he said.
Danny Llarenas, Islanders' head coach, added that "win or lose, both JFK super freshmen, Cajigan and Tuncap, have done a tremendous job."
In the boys' doubles A finals, Tuncap's older brother, Victor Tuncap, and teammate Joshua Gallego dominated the court as they defeated the Harvest Christian Academy Eagles' Jared Lee and Cain Takasu 8-0.
The Eagles were flightless against big man Victor Tuncap as he owned the court with his long reach.