The inter-team matches begin! As always, the first years are surprised at how ruthlessly this challenge is organized. Despite the mental strain, the regular team members progress to the next round.
The Metropolitan Matches have ended and calm has returned to Seigaku, but a new storm starts brewing! Ryoma provokes a trio of bullies from the basketball team, and Tezuka is challenged by a student who appears unexpectedly on the scene!
Ryoma is cornered by Akutsu. But he accepts this challenge head on and releases his newfound power. Each player steps closer to the next level without giving an inch, all the while throwing out his most powerful moves.
Evolving with each and every play, Ryoma holds his own, and the game is even! Coach Banda of the Yamabuki Jr. High team hands Akutsu a secret strategy. With a game he cannot lose, Akutsu makes his move.
Ryoma brings out his best shots to challenge Akutsu’s raw power. In spite of the spectators’ worries, the violent battle continues to rage. Will Ryoma find the strength within to help him defeat his most challenging enemy?
Provoked by Ryoma’s taunts, Akutsu begins to take their match seriously and unleash his true strength. Akutsu’s power and speed amaze the crowd, while Ryoma counters with his special shots….
Finally Ryoma’s match starts with Akutsu from Yamabuki Junior High. With all the trouble Ryoma encountered with Akutsu a few days ago, everyone is worried for his safety!
Sengoku counters Momoshiro’s signature dunk smash and the match slowly starts shifting in his favor. Momoshiro perseveres but his left foot starts to spasm due to the intensity of the match.
Kikumaru and Oishi start their doubles match against Yamabuki Junior High’s Higashikata and Minami. Oishi confronts the same pair that he was unable to beat in last year’s match. And finally Momoshiro’s match with Sengoku starts!
The second half of the Metropolitan Matches begins! Fudomine Junior High plays badly due to circumstances beyond their control and forfeits. Ginka Junior High also forfeits and Seigaku advances to the next match to play Yamabuki Junior High!
Ryoma and Fuji’s match continues on with ferocity and the rest of the inter-team match up starts! Tezuka counters Momoshiro’s smashes easily. Kaido’s snake threatens to overpower Kawamura, and Oishi tests Kikumaru's stamina.
Inter-team practices are held before the Metropolitan Matches, and Ryoma and Fuji face off, each bringing out his most formidable moves to topple.
Before Seigaku’s tennis practice starts, a rival player from Yamabuki is seen on campus asking around for Ryoma and causing trouble. Meanwhile, Inui has some very special training planned.
It’s Ryoma’s day off, but Nanjiro tricks him into giving tennis lessons to Sakuno and Tomoka!
Shusuke Fuji is up against the St. Rudolph mastermind Mizuki, but he isn’t his usual cheerful self. Will Fuji be able to fend off Mizuki’s data-driven tennis?
Ryoma sees the secret behind Yuta’s most powerful move and tells him to stop using it, as it will hurt him eventually. Ryoma then unveils his new move, the “Drive B.”
Ryoma Echizen’s turn is finally up, and he faces Fuji’s younger brother Yuta, who will stop at nothing to surpass his older brother.
Kikumaru brilliantly revives his strength and breaks out his acrobatic moves, and the grueling doubles match with St. Rudolph goes into a tiebreak. Will Eiji be able to hold out to the end?
Oishi and Kikumaru try the Australian Formation to gain the upper hand over the St. Rudolph pair. But when Kikumaru’s energy starts to fade, their game is in jeopardy!
Next up is Seigaku’s “golden pair,” Kikumaru and Oishi, and the two find themselves facing some tough challengers. Ryoma notices that their opponent Akazawa’s hits make the ball a blur—could this be the secret to their surprising success?
The intense doubles match goes long, and Kaido finds that his snake is ineffective against the St. Rudolph duo. The pressure pushes Kaido to the brink and a new move is unleashed.
Momo and Kaido are assigned to play doubles by Coach in the next match, but their stormy rivalry just might get in the way—or could it work to their advantage?
It's the day of the Metropolitan Tournament and Ryoma oversleeps, forcing his teammates to find a substitute for registration—Horio in a team jersey! Will the imposter be found out?
Ryoma accidentally packs his cat Kalpin’s favorite toy in his tennis bag, and the cat follows him to school. When Ryoma finds out his cat is wandering around campus, the search is on to find Kalpin!
Shuichiro Oishi watches Tezuka and Ryoma play their game, worried that Tezuka may injure his already weakened arm.