After ASIJ steps aside, there's renewed hope on tennis courts

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Junior Layla Standbridge headlines a group of three returners for Yokota's girls tennis team. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Junior Layla Standbridge headlines a group of three returners for Yokota's girls tennis team. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

After ASIJ steps aside, there's renewed hope on tennis courts

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 07, 2018

After basking in what coach Amanda Vinson called a “dream season” for Kubasaki’s tennis team, Shannon Hyde and the Dragons face a 2018 season in which they’ll be starting over in many respects.

The tall, lanky junior with a powerful serve and right-hand forehand returns as the top singles seed for a Dragons team that lost the rest of its boys lineup. Top girls seed Andrea Johnson graduated, and the rest of the girls roster is fairly young.

But in the mind of Vinson, in her third year at Kubasaki, the future is bright - if the number of players who showed up for tryouts is an indicator.

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