Twins power Greenwood girls tennis team to tournament title


Sophomores Jade Kawamoto and twin sister Jackie Kawa

Sophomores Jackie Kawa

There’s a touch of appropriateness in Greenwood’s girls tennis team holding down the No. 21 spot in the latest state coaches poll.

What else would you call a team with two No. 1s.

Since the beginning of this season, sophomore twins Jade and Jackie Kawamoto have taken turns playing No. 1 singles for coach Steve Gantz, who can’t go wrong regardless of which play­er the unseen revolving door puts on the court.

Jade, the older sister by a few moments who never tires of reminding her mirror image of that very thing, is a left-hander sporting a 13-0 record. Jackie, a right-hander who at this time holds the academic bragging rights — a No. 7 class ranking compared with Jade’s No. 10 — also is unbeaten in 13 matches.

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