Women’s Tennis Duo 7th Best in Nation


Courtesy of Deo Sy

Representing GCC in the International Tennis Association (ITA) Oracle Cup are Kanako Kihara, Coach Deo Sy and Tuskimi Ono.

The Lady Vaqs doubles team of Tuskimi Ono and Kanako Kihara finished 7th in the 2016 Oracle Cup.  This means Glendale Community College has the 7th best junior college doubles team in the nation.
More than 8,000 players took part in a total of 60 regional tournaments to gain entry into the ITA Oracle Cup field.
“The girls appreciate it and know it’s an honor and privilege to represent Glendale Community College,” said coach Deo Sy. “ The experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity for them.  They embraced the moment and will cherish the experience; knowing they were given the opportunity to play the best players in the nation.”
Here is a summary of their matches:

First Round
#1 Seed – Karcher/Varon (East Florida State College) vs. #8 Seed – Tsukimi Ono/Kanako Kihara (Glendale CC) – Loss 6-3, 6-2
#5 Seed – Yehouenou/Morel (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College) vs. #8 Seed – Tsukimi Ono/Kanako Kihara (Glendale CC) – Loss 6-0, 6-2
#7 Seed – Estrada/Burrall (Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College) vs. #8 Seed – Tsukimi Ono/Kanako Kihara (Glendale CC) –  Win, 5-7, 6-3,
10 -4.