Acknowledgements

These organizations and individuals have helped me in my endeavors of becoming a top wheelchair tennis athlete. I appreciate all the support I have received from everyone.

 

Lolly Romano introduced me to my first wheelchair in 2003, and to Jeffrey Sampaga, who taught me how to maneuver my chair and how to play wheelchair basketball.

 

Madeleine Dreith is the director of the Kilauea Junior Tennis program, and has been my “biggest fan” since I began playing junior team tennis is 2005.

 

Rusty Dyer has been my coach since the beginning and still works with me today.

 

Paul Yuh was critical in my growth of tennis and coached me at my first wheelchair tennis tournament in 2010.

 

Mimi Kennell has devoted her time to help me improve, and traveled with me as my coach in Les Petits As, the invitational junior masters tournament in France.

 

College Scholarships

On my way to the University of Hawaii during the fall of 2012, I received the following scholarships:

~ Althea Gibson Leadership Award

~ USTA Serves, Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship

~ AXA Achievement Scholarship (Hawaii Recipient)

~ Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF)

  • David L. Irons Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Jean Fitzgerald Scholarship

~ University of Hawaii – Manoa Chancellor’s Scholarship

Kahiau provided the expenses to pay for my flight and registration for the 2010 USTA ITF Junior Wheelchair Tennis Camp in Mission Viejo, CA

The US Tennis Association Hawaii Pacific Section has been a huge support since I began playing in 2003

 

The Challenged Athletes Foundation provided me with two grants the past two years.

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