Tennis: International schools come out on top again


Tennis: International schools come out on top again

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published: November 13, 2018

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Christian Academy Japan’s Kaito Masuda was as familiar with his Far East tennis boys singles foe as he could be Saturday.
He and Kai Deremer of Yokota used to work out together at the same tennis club off base, and Masuda said Deremer might know all of Masuda’s weaknesses on the court.

But after overcoming an opening battle with jitters, Masuda settled down and won the first set easily, then held off Deremer in the second set to win the boys singles title 6-0, 6-4.

“I knew his forehand is good and that he’s consistent,” Masuda said of his opponent. “I lost my concentration for a second, then I regained my focus. I knew that if I held my composure, I could win, and I did.”

On the girls side, the pre-tournament favorite, junior Sarah Omachi of Seisen, won the singles title and teamed with Amana Fujikawa to capture the girls doubles.

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