Miho Kowase
Miho  Kowase

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tokyo, Japan

High School:
Reitaku

Height:
5-1

05/26/2016

Di Lorenzo Advances in NCAA Singles Championship

Kowase/Sanford fall in super tiebreaker in doubles championship

05/21/2016

No. 4 Buckeyes' NCAA Tourney Run Ends with Quarterfinal Loss

Ohio State falls to Oklahoma State 4-2, closes season 31-3

05/20/2016

No. 4 Buckeyes Down Georgia Tech 4-2 to Reach NCAA Quarterfinals

Ohio State to take on winner of Oklahoma State Saturday

05/14/2016

No. 4 Buckeyes on to Round of 16 with 4-1 Win over UCLA

Ohio State advances to third round for first time

05/09/2016

Buckeyes Honored by ITA with Regional Awards

Di Lorenzo, Kowase, Coaches Schaub and Cohen recognized

05/21/2016

Buckeyes in NCAA Quarterfinals

Buckeyes in NCAA Quarterfinals

05/19/2016

Buckeyes vs Yellow Jackets in NCAA Round of 16

Buckeyes vs Yellow Jackets in NCAA Round of 16

05/15/2016

Buckeyes Down UCLA in NCAA Second Round

Buckeyes Down UCLA in NCAA Second Round

05/03/2016

Big Ten Tournament Champions!

Buckeyes Win B1G Tournament (Photo credit Matt Mitchell)

04/17/2016

Buckeyes Top Northwestern on Senior Day

Buckeyes Top Northwestern on Senior Day

Ohio State Career: 2014 First Team All-Big Ten ... two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... honored as a 2015 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and named to the ITA All-Academic Team in 2014 and 2015 ... 53-21 singles mark and 51-20 doubles ledger through Fall 2015 ... in first ITA rankings of 2016 No. 6 in NCAA and No. 1 in region in doubles with Anna Sanford and No. 15 in singles.

2015-16 (Junior Season/Fall): Six singles wins, 10 doubles wins in fall action ... claimed ITA Midwest Regional doubles title, the first regional championship for the Buckeyes, with Anna Sanford ... regional title clinched spot at ITA National Indoors ... duo was 3-2 at national indoors; posted straight-set victory over No. 27-ranked Nevada tandem in round of 32 before falling in match tiebreaker to No. 9 ranked team from Kentucky ... won two matches in NIIC consolation, with victory over Virginia’s No. 13-ranked squad and win over duo from Oklahoma State ... fell in consolation final to team from Stanford ... six wins at regionals en route to title, topping teammates Ferny Angeles Paz/Sandy Niehaus in final ... reached Round of 16 in singles draw at ITA Midwest Regionals ... 3-1 in singles at Miami Fall Invite and picked up two wins at UT Fall Invite.

2014-15 (Sophomore Season): Team-high 22 victories, including team-best 20 in dual matches ... 9-2 singles ledger and 7-1 doubles mark in Big Ten play ... nine wins at both No. 4 and No. 5 in the spring ... ended year on nine-match winning streak ... 15-6 in doubles overall, including 12-5 dual match mark ... 8-4 at No. 2 singles in the spring ... advanced to quarterfinals of main draw singles at ITA Midwest Regional Oct. 19 with back-to-back wins vs. Wisconsin’s Lauren Burich and DePaul’s Patricia Fargas … 3-0 in doubles play at Tennessee Fall Invite with three different partners: Ferny Angeles Paz, Grainne O’Neill and Anna Sanford … ranked No. 120 in preseason ITA singles poll (Sept.8) and ranked No. 54 in preseason ITA doubles poll with Angeles Paz … captured ITA Midwest Summer Circuit doubles title with Angeles Paz at Indiana July 29 ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, ITA All-Academic Team selection, an Academic All-Big Ten pick and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

2013-14 (Freshman Season): First Team All-Big Ten selection … tallied 25 singles wins with a 16-4 record on court two to tie for fifth in program history in freshman wins … nine-match singles winning streak March 30-April 26 … teamed with Angeles Paz to end regular season with perfect 14-0 dual record and 7-0 B1G record … duo went 15-2 in the spring, posting 12-2 record at No. 3 doubles with one and two wins on courts one and two, respectively … ranked as high as No. 75 in ITA doubles poll with Angeles Paz for latter part of spring season … totaled eight doubles and six singles wins in fall slate … reached round of 16 at ITA Midwest Regional in doubles competition with Grainne O’Neill … tallied 3-0 singles record at Tennessee Fall Invite Oct. 25-27 vs. Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina State … captured first career singles victory vs. West Virginia’s Ikttesh Chahal Oct. 5 at Akron Fall Invite ... named ITA and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Reitaku High School: Member of Japanese National Team from 2009-12 ... reached doubles quarterfinals of the 2011 Wimbledon Juniors ... captured third at 2009 World Junior Tennis on Japanese National Team ... claimed 2010 Junior Fed Cup title (Asia/Oceania) with Japanese National Team ... ended the 2011 season ranked No. 48 and earned a career-high world ranking of No. 14 in 2010.

Personal: Daughter of Hiroyuki and Kaori Kowase ... older sister, Maho, competed on the tennis team at Georgia ... majoring in communications ... favorite hobbies include reading Japanese books, hanging with friends and watching movies ... greatest sports thrill was capturing third at the U-14 World Junior Tennis Tournament with the Japanese National Team.