Preparation (布石 Fuseki) is the 106th chapter of manga, Baby Steps.

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Miyagawa manages to hold his serve but Eiichiro is starting to form a plan in order to break Miyagawa's service game.


Yukichi goes to Eiichiro vs Miyagawa's match and informs Coach Aoi and others that he manages to qualify to Kanto Junior Tennis Competition. Yukichi then asks them about Eiichiro and Miyagawa's match and Eiichiro manages to hold his service game. During the change-over, both Miyagawa and Eiichiro analyze on what they learned in the previous game.

On Miyagawa's service game, Eiichiro tries to prevent Miyagawa to use his drive volley. He also tries to recognize the type of spin Miyagawa hit based on the data he had before. It results to a rally between Eiichiro's attacks and Miyagawa's attacks. Yukichi and Kojirou comment how Eiichiro is different from his previous match against Miyagawa. On the other hand, Eiichiro thinks that while Miyagawa has improved his volleys, his serves change the least. While Miyagawa manages to hold his serve and Eiichiro did not manage to win a point in the second game, Eiichiro uses what he learned in the previous games and starts to formulate a plan.