Well yeah, that's kind of the point. He has to make a bad first impression. First it will be "why is she hanging around that jerk" and then it'll shift too "he isn't so bad after all, but I still want her for myself." Same goes for the reader and who they're rooting for. Not unusual in a love triangle.
Oh, of course. Next chapter or so Maki will be taught how to hold and swing a racket by him (in the most cliched and overused way possible, natch), and then start telling Youko about how the guy who won't stop constantly mocking her isn't a bad guy, all while blushing and being really obvious. He'll still be a douche and she'll still have a bad taste in men, but the author will really try to convince us otherwise.
Or maybe, if we're lucky, Maki'll just be portrayed as someone who's blindly crushing on an insensitive jerk who treats her best friend badly. What would be nice for a change is that Youko just fails to win Maki over and just moves on to be in a relationship with some other girl. We don't seem to get enough stories like that and I really like them.
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