Women's Tennis

Miho Kowase


Tokyo, Japan

High School:


Miho  Kowase


Buckeyes Pick Up Wins on Opening Day of National Indoor Championships

Di Lorenzo, Kowase/Sanford post first round wins


Buckeyes Kowase and Sanford Capture ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Title

Duo tops tandem of teammates Angeles Paz and Niehaus


No. 8 Stanford Downs No. 31 Ohio State, 4-1

De Santis and Niehaus top No. 6-ranked duo in doubles, Kowase posts singles win


Ohio State Off To Tennessee Fall Invite

Buckeyes to face Tennessee, Kentucky and ETSU at the event


Buckeyes Wrap Up ITA Midwest Regional

Kowase falls in singles quarterfinals


Buckeyes Close Regular Season with Win vs. Michigan State

Buckeyes Close Regular Season with Win vs. Michigan State


Buckeyes vs. Michigan

Buckeyes vs. Michigan


Buckeyes Open Spring with Win over West Virginia

The women's tennis team shut out WVU, 7-0, inside the VT.


Women's Tennis NCAA Match

Women's Tennis NCAA Match vs. South Carolina


Senior Day Win vs. Purdue

Senior Day Win vs. Purdue

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 ... enters junior year with 47-19 career singles record.

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.

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