Tennis teams take on the Far East Championship in Okinawa

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Four girls and four boys traveled to Okinawa in the hopes of defending our Far East Team Championship title.  Their hard work and determination throughout the season paid off in the end. We left Okinawa this year holding onto the Team Championship and the Boy’s Division 1 Championship, again defending this title from last year.  As for the girls, it was down to the wire with the last match being the deciding factor between first and second.  The girls played their hearts out and were runner-up to Kadena Girls with two points separating the two teams.

Beyond these championships, many players walked away with individual titles:
Yosuke Higashi: Far East Singles Champion
Yosuke Higashi and Len Kamemoto: Far East Doubles Champions
Kentaro Ishihara and Nana Yoshimura: Far East Mixed Doubles Champions
Kentaro Ishihara and Luke Yamasaki: Runner-ups in Boys Doubles
Luke Yamasaki and Teri Cho: Runner-ups in Mixed Doubles
Lili Kobayashi: Far East Girls Singles Runner-up
Lili Kobayashi and Nana Yoshimura: Far East Girls Doubles Runner-ups
Okinawa was a beautiful setting for tennis and the tennis played throughout the week was phenomenal from start to finish.  (Jennifer Brown, Tennis Coach)

Multiple championship titles for Girls’ and Boys’ Tennis

fareasttennisASIJ tennis was incredibly strong this year, earning championship titles in the Girls’ Kanto Finals, Boys’ Kanto Finals and Boys’ Far East as well as being the Far East Overall Team Champions. The team practiced four days out of the week on our six new beautiful tennis courts. Each team member came to practice prepared to play their hardest for a position to represent the team at each match (seven spots). Both teams, girls and boys, were full of superb talent, depth, and sportsmanship. I was told at Far East by an opposing team that if they had to lose against a team they were glad it was ASIJ because of our sportsmanship and court etiquette. (Jennifer Brown, Tennis Coach)