Tennis players get final matches in before Far East

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Kubasaki's Ally Johnson captured the girls singles title and teamed with Carolina Rivera to win the girls doubles in the Okinawa district finals.  L.J. HOLLINGSWORTH/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
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Kubasaki's Ally Johnson captured the girls singles title and teamed with Carolina Rivera to win the girls doubles in the Okinawa district finals. L.J. HOLLINGSWORTH/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Tennis players get final matches in before Far East

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: November 02, 2018

When it came to capturing titles in the Okinawa district tennis finals, Dragons was the word.

Kubasaki enjoyed a bounty of championships on Monday and Tuesday in the district singles, doubles and mixed doubles tournaments, winning all five events, led by Shannon Hyde and Ally Johnson, each double winners.

And each of them said their titles were an indication of what might happen at next week’s Far East tournament at Kadena.

“I feel really accomplished with what I’ve done this season,” said Johnson, who beat Kadena’s Maddie Tsirlis 6-2, 7-5 for the girls singles title, then teamed with Carolina Rivera to beat Tsirlis and Lisa Dombrowski 8-6 for the doubles crown.

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