Kowase, Sneed and Angeles Paz in Florida this weekend
Singles and doubles competition runs through Tuesday
Six Buckeyes to compete for singles and doubles titles
First national tournament of the year held in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Angeles Paz, Flower and Kowase named ITA Scholar-Athletes
Buckeyes in NCAA Quarterfinals
Buckeyes vs Yellow Jackets in NCAA Round of 16
Buckeyes Down UCLA in NCAA Second Round
Buckeyes Win B1G Tournament (Photo credit Matt Mitchell)
Buckeyes Top Northwestern on Senior Day
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.