The Prince of Tennis
Season 1, Episode 13
Episode 13
Air date
January 9, 2002 (Japan)
November 6, 2006 (English)
Episode Guide
The Perfect Match

The Triple Counter

Arc Guide
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Intraschool Ranking arc
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Seigaku Training arc

Men Play Doubles ("男はダブルス!", Otoko wa Doburusu) is the thirteenth episode of the series and the third in the Tokyo District Preliminary arc.

The opening song is "Future" by Hiro-X and ending is "You Got Game" by Kimeru.


With Ryoma and Momoshiro deciding to play singles in doubles Seigaku sweeps the rest of the games. But up next is the unbelievable unseeded team Fudomine!

Characters Introduced

Tennis Techniques Introduced

  • No notable tennis techniques were introduced in this episode

Manga Chapter Equivalents

  • Chapter 23: Loss on First Match?
  • Chapter 24: Double Team
  • Chapter 25: Advancing to District Finals

Anime and Manga Differences

  • Ryoma was an alternate for the Mizunohuuchi match but this wasn't shown in the anime.
  • Shinji originally was about to hit Kuki Kuiichi with his racquet but was stopped by Tachibana, this was mostly likely removed due to violence.


  • Despite that the shorts were changed from gray to white, there a scene were Oishi's shorts were gray but than went back to white.