The Prince of Tennis
Season 1, Episode 11
Episode 11
Air date
December 19, 2001 (Japan)
October 23, 2006 (English)
Episode Guide
Counter-attack! Sasabe Again?

The Perfect Match

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Ryoma vs. Momoshiro ("リョーマVS桃城!", Echizen VS Momoshiro) is the eleventh episode of the series and the first in the Tokyo District Preliminary arc.

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


Momoshiro and Ryoma realize that they both want to be in a singles match for the district tournament. However, with only three singles spots and two already verified for Fuji and Tezuka, they learn that only one of them can earn the spot. Deciding to settle it between each other, they search for an open court to play in, but only end up finding a street court. It's perfectly fine - until they learn the street court is used for doubles only. Although their infinite strength allows them to beat most doubles teams, they lose 6-0 to the Gyokurin Middle School doubles team because Ryoma and Momoshiro are amateurs at doubles. However, as the leave, they overhear the people they lost to making fun of them an decide to play doubles in the district tournament to prove them wrong.

Characters Introduced

Tennis Techniques Introduced

  • No notable tennis techniques have been introduced in this episode

Manga Chapter Equivalents

  • Chapter 20: Street Tennis