Boys players to watch — Nicholas Lay, Kadena, second in Far East mixed doubles in 2012; Nick Gagnet, Seoul American, third in Far East mixed doubles in 2013.Girls players to watch — Grace Cho., Jr., and Ashley Shirriff, Jr., Seoul American, third in Far East doubles in 2013.Teams to watch — Kadena, going for its third straight Far East Division I tournament title in four years; Seoul American, with David Abbott returning as coach; in his one season, 2011, his team won the D-I banner; Kubasaki’s girls boast their best five seeds in coach Stephanie Davis’ tenure.Key dates — Oct. 20, Okinawa district doubles finals; Oct. 24-25, DODDS Japan finals at Zama; Oct. 27, Okinawa district singles finals; Oct. 28, Kanto Plain finals; Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Korea finals; Oct. 31, Okinawa district mixed doubles finals; Nov. 3-6, Far East tournament at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.Also — Almost the entire complement of American School In Japan players who dominated last year’s Far East Tournament on Okinawa have graduated; only girls doubles runners-up Lili Kobayashi and Nana Yoshimura return. … Girls doubles champion Alex Howard was expected back for Kadena, but she moved to the States after spending most of her life on Okinawa ... For the first time in five years, a player named Gadsden will not win the Far East tournament girls singles title, as Chloe, the second of two Gadsden sisters, has graduated. She won the title three straight years, and her sister Amber the year before that. ... Osan, Humphreys and Daegu will play in KAIAC's second tier, the Red Division, after years of playing in the league's top tier. Seoul American is the lone DODDS school remaining in the KAIAC Blue Division.

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