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Kubasaki's Ella Perez lunges to hit a forehand against Kadena's Christine Ryan during the Okinawa district tennis finals. The match was scheduled for Tuesday, but only four minutes were played before rain fell and the match was pushed to Thursday. Perez dethroned last year's island champion Ryan 9-8 (7-3).

Kubasaki's Ella Perez lunges to hit a forehand against Kadena's Christine Ryan during the Okinawa district tennis finals. The match was scheduled for Tuesday, but only four minutes were played before rain fell and the match was pushed to Thursday. Perez dethroned last year's island champion Ryan 9-8 (7-3). (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Makayla Saeteurn of Kubasaki and Joseph Dluzeski of Kadena completed unbeaten seasons on Okinawa by capturing the individual titles in the Okinawa district championships Friday at Cape Zampa’s 3.12-mile course.

Dluzeski, a senior, clocked 17 minutes, 36.1 seconds, finishing nearly 40 seconds ahead of runner-up Andy Qi of Okinawa Christian. Saeteurn, a junior, ran 20:47.6, just under 40 seconds ahead of Kadena’s Jolyn Botes.

On the tennis courts at Kadena Air Base, Ella Perez of Kubasaki dethroned defending island champion Christine Ryan of Kadena 9-8 (7-3) to capture the Okinawa district girls singles title. Ryan later teamed with Mary Tracy to beat Perez and Lan Legros 8-4 in the doubles final.

Evan Davis of Kadena repeated as boys doubles champion, teaming with Nathan Asato to down Kubasaki’s Owen Ruksc and Jacy Fisk 8-2. Davis won the boys singles title to boot, downing Ruksc 8-4.

Kadena's Evan Davis repeated as Okinawa district doubles champion and added the island singles title to boot.

Kadena's Evan Davis repeated as Okinawa district doubles champion and added the island singles title to boot. (Maria Obsuna/Special to Stripes)

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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