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Taira Yoshiyuki/Momoshiro Takeshi
Yagyuu Hiroshi/Liliadent Krauser
Doubles 1 Taira Yoshiyuki
Title Smiling Sharpshooter
School High School 2nd Year
Seishun Gakuen 2nd Year
Rikkai Dai Fuzoku 3rd Year
Nagoya Seitoku 1st Year
Dominant Hand Left
Playstyle Aggressive Baseliner
Serve and Volley
Black Jack Knife
Serve order: Yagyuu -> Momoshiro -> Krauser -> Taira
This round ends on Wednesday, October 3rd 8 PM GMT.
Cast your vote and discuss (logically) why you voted for who you voted for. Have fun, but keep it clean!
Taira has Bakyuun, I don't see Yagyuu returning it, Krauser has a 5 in power. Momo has BJK, Yagyuu and Krauser won't return it. Yagyuu's curve laser might be a problem for Momo/Taira, but eventually they should return it, but Krauser has insane power and Cruficixion, however, he was owned by Nakagauchi, and Nakagauchi was owned by Date. Taira is 1st court level, Nakagauchi won't defeat Taira, as 3rd court level players got stomped. Momo could break Yagyuu's wrists, but the problem is if they can hold their ground against Krauser shots and Yagyuu's curved laser, that I think they can return. Also, if Nakagauchi dodged it, I think Taira should be able to. My vote goes to Taira/Momo 7-6 or 6-4
Black Jack Knife just seems to be a way stronger move than anything the other 3 characters have so Taira/Momoshiro wins for just having a G10 level move.
Krauser lost to 3rd court who got stomp by 1st stringer. This leaves this match up to Yagyuu, and I don't see Yagyuu returning both BJK and Bakyuun.
BJK even stomps Taira and Taira's shown abilities above both Yagyuu and Krauser. Sure, Momo's not the most mobile character around, but BJK is just beastly. Taira/Momo win 6-0 if the match is completed, but I see this as a match where Momo damages someone's wrists with BJK/hurts them (even though he doesn't have the same level of power as Oni, he should be able to do a little bit) and Krauser runs out of steam. Both BJK and Bakyuun break the strings of rackets, and neither of Yagyuu/Krauser can do anything about that.
I like Yagyuu, but Laser and Curved Laser aren't enough to get anything done here.
Then total domination of Taira/Momo as BJK and Bakyuun are too much for Krauser and Yagyuu. Both Momo and Taira have more stamina than Yagyuu/Krauser and Momo more power as BjK is going to kill Krauser and Yagyuu. Krauser won't hit neither Taira or Momo with Hb, Nakagauchi perfectly dodged it and Taira is 1st string level who would have probably stomped Nakagauchi and Momo defeated Taira, so Krauser is useless here. Curved laser won't work that much, maybe he can take at least one game but BJK will damage their wrists. I change the result, Momo/Taira win 6-1.
But Taira? Didn't seem like the endurance man. No proof Taira has more stamina than Yagyuu, although we know Krauser has weak stamina.
Taira is Bakyuun and nothing much else.
Krauser will definetely land Taira at least once with Southern Cross. Taira couldn't even move out of the way of BJK which took out Hara and Taira in one shot.
Taira/Momoshiro to win though. But it won't be a complete shut-out. Krauser will hurt somebody. And Yagyuu's laser will take a game or two until Yagyuu is brave enough to try and return a BJK. Then he or Krauser die.
Even though Krauser has power, Momo's BJK will whip him. The BJK would probably break Yagyuu's wrists if he tried to return it, but he's smart enough not to try unless he has a trick up his sleeve. Taira isn't anything special, but he'd get the job done.
Yagyuu's laser would pretty troublesome though, I'd wager that could take a couple games.
Southern Cross would not be enough to put down Taira or Momo (Maybe Taira), but BJK > Southern Cross, so this match goes to Taira/Momo, 6-2
Unless stated otherwise it's pretty safe to assume going from middle schooler -> court 3 -> court 1 -> G11-20 -> G10 gets you increasing level of physical stats. Irie, who is presumably a G10 tier character, has a stamina rating of 2 but shrugged off a triple digit tiebreaker against the stamina 5 Atobe, reinforcing the fact that higher tier characters just simply have better physical stats for no apparent reason.
Taira's tier (G11-20) is much higher than his two opponents, and since his two opponents hasn't showed any recent improvements he must be assumed to have far superior base stats than either of the two.
I could be alone on this, but my instincts say Yagyuu/Krauser. Yagyuu is definitely on or above Taira's level, and I do not (nor ever will) consider Momo to be anywhere near top 10 level. I do not care if he stole Oni's technique. That doesn't mean it is as good as Oni's. A BJK from Momo is not Rai. I can see Krauser being able to return it with 5 power. Krauser will counter Momo, and Yagyuu will counter Taira. It is not a blowout by any stretch of the imagination. I go with Yagyuu/Krauser 7-6
---------- Post added at 11:23 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:20 AM ----------
Taira's technique still does damage to racket strings.
It could be a shutout. As if Yagyuu and Krauser could handle constant BJK's.
I gotta ask, what's to say a Southern Cross wouldn't KO Taira or Momo?
What's to say Krauser's wrists will last consecutive BJK's?
What's to say Bakyuun doesn't bust the racket strings of Krauser.
Although I expect Curving Laser + Laser combo and HB to do damage.
I agree now, it shouldn't be a shutout.
But Taira/Momoshiro to win this.
This is a battle of One-Trick-Ponies.
The main issue is HB takes 3 games to become Southern Cross.
Bakyuun and BJK are just really high.
I reckon Taira and Yagyuu will go head-to-head. But BJK is just that good.
And nothing suggests it is too significantly weaker than Oni's. Momo is known to be powerful.
This would definetely be a good match however.
The only way he can hit it is that he can hit Cross on serve. I don't think he can.
The only hope Krauser/Yagyuu pair have for them is Yagyuu. That's all.
Krauser and Yagyuu get killed with maybe two or three BJK, unless Yagyuu can quickly hit laser, then I don't think he could do that much.
Krauser could use hopping ball, but I see Momo and Taira holding their ground, and resisting the shots, and BjK would also damage Krauser wrists. Bakyuun also breaks their racket strings, Momo and Taira win this comfortably. Taira and Momo far exceed Krauser in stamina and power, only Yagyuu could do damage to them or take a game or two, until Momo hits BJK and kills their wrists.