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Time to Challenge (挑戦する時 Chōsensuru Toki) is the 232nd chapter of manga, Baby Steps.
Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit
- Hiroshi Araya
- Yu Nabae
- Hisashi Kanda
- Eiichiro Maruo
- Katsumi Ogata
- Risa Watanabe
- Ryuhei Aoi
- Kazuya Maruo
- Sanae Maruo
Eiichiro creates the opportunity to attack instead of waiting for it which results on winning the match against Ogata.
Eiichiro has managed to read Ogata's serve but he just manages to return it deep. Ogata does not consider Eiichiro to use the jump shots. Ogata assumes that it is impossible for Eiichiro to use such a high-risk move and focuses on Eiichiro's change-of-pace strategy. As Eiichiro cannot position himself for a jump shot, the game becomes a stalemate, both waiting for a chance for attack.
Instead of waiting for opportunity, Eiichiro wants to attack than to lose the match point without doing anything. Just as Ogata assumes Eiichiro to hit a jump shot, Eiichiro hits a normal topspin. Eiichiro makes another fluke when he uses a slice instead of a drop shot which causes Ogata's reaction to be delayed. While Eiichiro is anticipating Ogata to counter the shot using down-the-line, Ogata tries to counter it using crosscourt. However, Eiichiro has managed to return it down-the-line and finishes the match.