Finish DODDS Japan tennis tournament after Far East
Published: October 22, 2011
Ma Nature was far from kind to the participants in the DODDS Japan tennis tournament at Yokota High School. Rain washed out play in each of the boys and girls singles and boys doubles championship matches; only the girls doubles, with Yokota’s Anju Yamanaka and Misa Brophy prevailing, were complete before the rains fell on Friday.
Thus, Sam Cadavos of Matthew C. Perry and Tia Burke of Zama American, who were leading their respective singles matches when play was halted, each was awarded the gold.
Which has to, at best, feel rather hollow as a victory.
So, why not do the following: Finish the outstanding matches after the finals of the Far East Tournament scheduled for Nov. 7-10 at Kadena Air Base’s Risner Tennis Complex on Okinawa?
You’re talking three matches, each of which was near completion; Cadavos and Yokota’s Arlo Taylor were four games away, the boys doubles was a game or two shy and Burke and Yokota’s Erika Ettl were near completion in the first set.
That should take no more than 90 minutes to complete on one court. An hour and a half to reach a true, honest, non-truncated conclusion to these very important league championship matches.
To Far East tournament director Amie Woo: Please consider.