Tennis: High hopes, tension as players get set for action on courts

E.J. King sophomore Takumi Kodama enters Far East tennis this week as the reigning DODEA-Japan boys singles and doubles champion. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
E.J. King sophomore Takumi Kodama enters Far East tennis this week as the reigning DODEA-Japan boys singles and doubles champion. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Tennis: High hopes, tension as players get set for action on courts

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – Jenna Mahoney shouted with joy after the final point, then fell to her knees, a cascade of emotion coursing down her face after she repeated as DODEA-Japan girls singles tennis champion Saturday.

The Robert D. Edgren sophomore faces a huge challenge this week, as do others considered favorites for Far East tournament girls titles.

They include defending champion Sarah Omachi of Seisen, Korea Red Division champion Michelle Pritchett of Humphreys and Kadena’s dynamic duo of Lisa Dombrowski and Ally Johnson, among others.

“It’s not going to be easy,” Mahoney said. “I’m going to have to give it everything I have, no matter what level my opponent is.”

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.605908

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Guam

Recommended Content