by Mitsuba Takanashi, 177 pages
The Inter-high preliminaries have begun and Crimson High's girls are both stoked and insecure when they discover they'll be playing one of the region's top teams in their very first match. Meanwhile, the more established boys' team is off to a good start in their tournament.
A surprisingly realistic outcome for a newly formed team's first match. And you can't help but feel sorry for Nobara as she struggles with both her on- and off-court emotions.