Far East Tennis tournament facts
Dates and site — Monday-Thursday, Risner Tennis Complex, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.Format — Boys and girls singles and doubles, mixed doubles, single-elimination. Each team carries four boys and four girls on its roster; each player must play doubles and may choose to play either singles or mixed doubles.Schedule of events — Meet and greet and pre-tournament coaches’ meeting 7 p.m. Sunday at Kadena High School. First matches begin at 9 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, if needed. Singles, doubles and mixed doubles championships tentatively slated for Thursday afternoon, depending on weather. Play finishes around 6:30 p.m. Monday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday available for play in case of rain. Closing ceremony following conclusion of last championship match.Participating schools — Kadena Panthers, Kubasaki Dragons, E.J. King Cobras, Matthew C. Perry Samurai, Yokota Panthers, Zama American Trojans, Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils, Robert D. Edgren Eagles, Seoul American Falcons, Osan American Cougars, Daegu Warriors, Humphreys Blackhawks; Guam High Panthers, American School In Japan Mustangs, St. Mary’s International Titans/Seisen International Phoenix, Christian Academy Japan Knights, Yongsan International-Seoul Guardians.Awards — Boys, girls and overall team championships, first- and second-place medals for boys and girls singles and doubles and mixed doubles.Defending team champions — Division I: ASIJ boys, Kadena girls. Division II: YIS-Seoul boys, Zama girls.Returning individual champions — Boys: Singles and doubles, Kentaro Ishihara, ASIJ (will play doubles and mixed doubles this year); girls: Singles, Chloe Gadsden, Guam High (two-time defending); doubles, Kristin Howard, Kadena.