Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: Junior tennis player Damon Nagata

  • Damon Nagata was a double junior tennis winner recently in Kailua-Kona.

Damon Nagata • tennis

The Hilo 11-year-old won not one but two titles, taking singles and doubles, competing in the 12s division at Holua Jr. Fall Open in Kailua-Kona.


The sixth-grader from Kamehameha is ranked fifth in the United States Tennis Association Hawaii Pacific regional rankings for ages 12 and under.

5 questions

Favorite food: Spaghetti

Favorite movie: Avengers: Endgame

Favorite thing about tennis: Competition

Favorite athlete: Kei Nishikori


Favorite place on the Big Island: Kings Landing

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