ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Hideko Tachibana
Hideko Tachibana
Year: Junior
Hometown: Canyon Country, Texas
High School: New Braunfels
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Eliot

Junior • 2011-12
Team co-captain ... Named first-team All-Ivy in singles and second-team doubles, alongside Kristin Norton ... Selected as the team's MVP ... Finished the season with a 10-9 record in singles and 17-8 mark in doubles ... Went 1-2 in singles and 7-2 in doubles during the fall tournament schedule ... Teamed with Kristin Norton to win the doubles 'A' draw of the Harvard Fall Classic Sept. 18. ... Defeated No. 12-ranked Embree/Mather of Florida, 8-4, alongside Kristin Norton in the first round of the main draw at the ITA All-American Oct. 6 ... Was 5-4 in singles and 5-4 in doubles during the non-conference portion of the dual season ... Opened Ivy League play with a win over Cornell's Sarah O'Neil, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1 singles, while pairing with Kelly Whelan at No. 1 doubles to take down O'Neil/Frazier, 9-8(5) ... Beat Sanon/Takenaga of Columbia, 8-7 (5), with Kelly Whelan at No. 1 doubles ... Swept Princeton's Hilary Bartlett, 6-2, 6-3, in the No. 1 singles position ... Had a doubles win alonside Kristin Norton over Okuda/Reichel of Dartmouth, 8-6, at No. 1 in the season finale.

Sophomore • 2010-11
Earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors ... Captured five singles victories in fall tournaments ... Won all three of her singles matches at the Harvard Invitational in straight sets ... Earned two straight set victories at the William and Mary invitational ... Won three doubles matches in fall tournaments ... Won her singles match and with teammate Natalie Blosser won in doubles against Boston University ... Picked up straight set victories over Sonia Klamczynska from Boise State and Veronica Corning of Boston College Jan. 30 and Feb. 5, respectively ... Defeated pairs from Cornell and Brown with partner Kristin Norton at the ECAC Indoor Championship ... Downed Mara Schidmt of Purdue, 6-4, 6-4, Feb. 27 ... Opened Ivy League play with straight-set wins in singles over opponents from Cornell, Columbia and Penn ... Finished the season with winning records in singles and doubles play, going 16-9 solo and 15-13 with a partner.

Freshman • 2009-10
Ivy League Rookie of the Year … Named to the Ivy League doubles second team … Posted a 14-6 record in dual matches … Went 6-1 in Ivy League play … Won seven of the final eight matches … Paired with Kristin Norton to win nine matches at No. 2 doubles … Defeated teammate Holly Cao in the finals of the William & Mary Invitational … Dropped just one singles match during the fall.

Before Harvard
Played mixed doubles at New Braunfels High School ... Was selected to participate in the 2007 USTA High Performance Camp ... Achieved a ?Blue Chip ranking as high as eighth in the nation and first in the Gulf states and Texas for graduating high school seniors by TennisRecruiting.net ... Received the USTA Texas section Mary Lowdon Award for citizenship, leadership and sportsmanship in 2008 ? National Merit Scholar ... Brother, Isamu, plays tennis at Rice.