Keiko Tokuda and Amber Liu represent Stanford at ITA Tourney in Japan

June 16, 2003

TOKYO, Japan - Stanford's Amber Liu and alum Keiko Tokuda competed, as members of the ITA-US All-Star team, against Waseda University and the Japan Collegiate All-Star Team, in Tokyo, Japan. The ITA-US team finished the weekend unbeaten in team play.

Stanford Alum Tokuda ('02), coupled with California's Raquel Kops-Jones, defeated Juri Namigata and Masayo Hosokawa 7-5 in doubles play. Tokuda went on to notch a victory in mixed doubles competition, pairing with California's John Paul Fruttero, beating Atsushi Kanayama and Eri Omi 7-5. Amber Liu lost a close match 7-6 to Juri Namigata (Waseda) and lost again, in her final match, at the hands of Komugi Matsui (Japan) 7-6.

The ITA-US All-Star Team was coached by Bob Bayliss of Notre Dame and Ann Lebedeff Pomona Pitzer (Calif.) College. The team was comprised 10 men and women from all the ITA's divisions. The competition was held in Ariake Coliseum and took place from June 14-15. Listed below are the complete results.

June 14 (Match 1)

ITA-US All Stars 4, Waseda University 3

(Matches listed in order they were played; US players listed with school names)

Women's Singles- Raquel Kops-Jones (California) def. Nozomi Arakawa (Waseda), 7-6

Men's Singles- Atsushi Kanayama (Waseda) def. Todd Widom (Miami), 7-5

Mixed Doubles- Yuka Fukui/ Hiroshi Edo ( Waseda) def. Kops-Jones/ John Paul Fruttero (Cal/Cal), 6-4

Men's Doubles- Amer Delic/ Fruttero ( Illinois/Cal) def. Yamato Dono/ Hiroki Sakai (Waseda), 6-4

Women's Doubles- Kops-Jones/ Tokuda (Cal/Stanford) def. Eri Omi/Mao Tamanaka (Waseda) 6-2

Women's Singles-Juri Namigata (Waseda) def. Amber Liu (Stanford), 7-6

Men's Singles-Delic (Illinois) def. George Miao (Waseda) 7-6

June 15 (Match 2)

ITA-USA All Stars 4, Japan All Stars 3

Women's Singles-Raquel Kops-Jones(California) def. Eri Nozawa (Japan), 6-0

Men's Singles- Masato Hatanaka (Japan) def. Todd Widom (Miami), 6-3

Women's Singles- Komugi Matsui (Japan) def. Amber Liu (Stanford), 7-6

Men's Singles- Masatoshi Miyazaki (Japan) def. Amer Delic( Illinois), 7-5

Women's Doubles- Kops-Jones/Keiko Tokuda (Cal/ Stanford) def. George Miyao/Yasuo Miyazaki (Japan), 6-3

Mixed Doubles- Fruttero/ Tokuda (Cal/Stanford) def. Atsushi Kanayama/ Eri Omi (Japan) , 7-5

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