Team recognized, along with Becker, Malley, Flower, Angeles Paz and Kowase
Buckeyes and Gamecocks will compete in first round at 10 a.m. Friday in Durham, N.C.
De Santis, Kowase named First Team All-Big Ten, Niehaus on second team
Ohio State No. 3 seed, opens play Friday
Buckeyes earn sixth-straight victory
2013-14 (Freshman 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 with 8-6 victory over Eastern Michigan University Oct. 11 ... tallied 3-0 singles record at Tennessee Fall Invite Oct. 25-27 vs. Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina State ... notched 2-1 doubles record at Akron Fall Invite and Tennessee Fall Invite with Gabriella De Santis ... defeated Mikayla Morkel-Brink of San Diego State, 6-1, 6-1, at Jack Kramer Collegiate Invite Nov. 7 ... captured first career singles victory vs. West Virginia's Ikttesh Chahal Oct. 5 at Akron Fall Invite.
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, is a senior on women's 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.