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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2015
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COURT RESURFACING


Injury Notes
While the bone had healed from her broken back, the nerve damage in her neck/left shoulder continued to linger throughout the year for Angelyna Tatsuko. The pain was bearable as she continued to play tennis, but long matches or multiple rounds a day would result in numbness or loss of strength in her left arm causing inconsistent service tosses or periods where she was unable to use her two-handed backhand. The impact from running also forced her to rely on cycling only for conditioning, which naturally hindered her speed and stamina. The handicap widened the gap between her and the top juniors, and took an enormous toll on her mentally and emotionally in 2013.
Left arm numb

Christyna Seiko is misdiagnosed with growing pains in her knees and thighs for over four months before a chiropractor finds that she has a dislocated hip that created an inch difference in the length of her left leg. She has instant relief when it was popped back in place, but she suffers cascading injuries from her hips to her ankles throughout the year. She last runs in February, joining her older sister in limited cycling for conditioning the rest of the year.

Abuse from outside tennis coaches/officials result in serious injury in August that limit her time on court for months, while attempts to compensate for the pain in her legs continue the vicious cycle of again straining her hip. Her physical trials culminate in a complete, grade 3 ruptured hip flexor that ends her tennis campaign in November and puts Christyna Seiko out for three months!




ACE Tennis Notes
Cross-training has always been an integral part of the ACE Tennis Elite Training System. Swimming has always been the primary cross-training activity, while throwing and catching a baseball has been a key part of their physical training for three years.
2013 saw three new cross-training activities added: Horseback riding, chess and throwing and catching an American football because of their love for the hit U.S. TV series, Friday Night Lights. Below are all the activities that the girls have done seriously as well as their developmental purposes:
YGU  Yamanashi Gakuin University Practice

YGU Womens Team Practice
The sisters practice with the Yamanashi Gakuin University Womens National Championship team. The YGU Womens team was the recent National Athletics Champions and the All-Japan Collegiate Championships Finalists just two months earlier. They are coached by Isao Miyoshi, older brother to their hitting partner, Ryo Miyoshi, who arranged for them to join a regular practice session of the Championship squad, which is one of the top Universities that they have been considering to play for in the future.
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YTA  Yamanashi State Junior High School

Junior High School State Shinjin Championships
The sisters played under threat of disciplinary action for their pre-game/post-game 'Tebowing'What is Tebowing?
(vb) to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.
(see Kofu JHS Sectionals below). They responded by adding the 'Sign of the Cross' and 'Pointing to the Heavens' à la Robert Griffin III of the NFL Washington Redskins to emphasize it as a prayer. With a lot of attention placed on them, they faced different tactics from each school to counter their 'I Formation', but they remained poised and dignified throughout their title run.

NOTE: The Shinjin Tournament is restricted to underclassmen and many are beginners with less than a year in tennis. Angelyna Tatsuko did not play last year due of the level of the players, however, the Yamanashi Tennis Association denied her from representing the state (prefecture) in a Kanto regional camp because she skipped junior high school events (even though she qualified as the #2 ranked 14U player). In other words, this is an unofficial mandatory event in this state (prefecture) for association sponsorship considerations.
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YTA  Kofu Junior High School Sectionals

Junior High School Sectional Shinjin Championships
The sisters play exclusively in the 'I Formation' and refused doubles faults, allowing their opponents' to re-serve as a friendly gesture to beginners. They dominate the event, where they beat the next doubles #1 pair from their own team in the Finals. Ironically, after winning the tournament, a tournament official said that someone had claimed their pre-game/end-game posturing (Tebowing)What is Tebowing?
(vb) to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.
appeared unsportsmanlike to their opponents. When Angelyna Tatsuko stated that it was only a brief prayer, they were told not to do it under an implied threat of disciplinary action. However, they knew it was not a rule violation and offered to explain to anyone that complained that it was only a prayer. The teacher was angered by their lack of obedience, but while distressed that there may be future repercussions, they remained resolute in their public commitment to their faith.

NOTE: The Shinjin Tournament is restricted to underclassmen and many are beginners with less than a year in tennis. Angelyna Tatsuko did not play last year due of the level of the players, however, the Yamanashi Tennis Association denied her from representing the state (prefecture) in a Kanto regional camp because she skipped junior high school events (even though she qualified as the #2 ranked 14U player). In other words, this is an unofficial mandatory event in this state (prefecture) for association sponsorship considerations.
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YTA  Yamanashi State Junior High School

Junior High School State Shinjin Team Championships
As the 2013 Championship team advanced each round by a 3-2 score, rumors started that the team was vulnerable because the 'unbeatable' Jonan girls (senior) were not playing now. Angelyna Tatsuko responds with a 'golden set' and the sisters lose very few points overall to sweep all their singles opponents. The team loses only one match the entire event (the round that Christyna Seiko, the lone freshman, was asked not to play), repeating in an even more dominant performance as 2014 Champions. The Jonan JHS Boys Team had their best finish in seven years and also advance to the Kanto Regional Team Championships.

NOTE: The Shinjin Tournament is restricted to underclassmen and many are beginners with less than a year in tennis. Angelyna Tatsuko did not play last year due of the level of the players, however, the Yamanashi Tennis Association denied her from representing the state (prefecture) in a Kanto regional camp because she skipped junior high school events (even though she qualified as the #2 ranked 14U player). In other words, this is an unofficial mandatory event in this state (prefecture) for association sponsorship considerations.
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