Tokyo Tech News
Second-year Physics student Koki Sumiya has won the men’s singles crown in the Kanto Polytechnic University Hardball Tennis Federation competition. Sumiya won all his matches in straight sets, emerging victorious in a tournament that features approximately 1,000 male players annually.
Sumiya also finished second in the doubles category with pair Hiroki Kojima, a 4th-year Information and Communications Engineering student. Sumiya and Kojima, seeded sixth at the start of the tournament, knocked out several top-seeded pairs before being stopped in the finals.
The Kanto Polytechnic University Hardball Tennis Federation competition, held this year from August 17 to September 6, brings together approximately 1,000 men and 300 women from universities around the Kanto region. This year, 18 male and 8 female players participated from Tokyo Tech.
I am extremely happy to have won the singles and finished second in the doubles category of this competition. Last year, I finished third in the singles and reached the best eight in the doubles, so I really feel that I have developed as a player in the past twelve months. I would like to thank all my practice partners, and the alumni, coaches, and families who support the club.
In the Department of Physics, challenging lectures and assignments keep me busy, and I sense that this will continue in the future. Still, I want continue practicing my tennis every day. My goal is to win both the singles and doubles crowns next year.
The Tokyo Tech Tennis Team, affiliated with the Kanto Inter-Collegiate Tennis Federation and Kanto Polytechnic University Hardball Tennis Federation, has a 100-year history. The men currently play in Division 6 of the Kanto Universities Tennis League, and in Division 3 of the Science and Technology Universities League. Tokyo Tech’s women play in Division 5 of the Kanto Universities Tennis League and Division 4 of the Science and Technology Universities League. In addition to normal practices, the Tokyo Tech Tennis Team holds trial sessions with interested high school students.
Tokyo Institute of Technology Tennis Team is supported by Tokyo Tech Fund