Ayaka Okuno
blank Ayaka Okuno
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Osaka, Japan

High School:
California Virtual Academy

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
06/21/1995

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13):
• Helped team to a 24-4 record and advance to the NCAA quarterfinals ending with a final ranking of No. 5.

• After enrolling in January, went 5-3 in singles and 4-2 in doubles

• Didn't see first action until midway through SEC play against Ole Miss

• Clinched three matches, including both the first and second round matches of the NCAA Tournament

• Named SEC Freshman of the Week for April 5-7 after starting her Bulldog career going 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles.

• Named to the UGA Athletic Directors Honor Roll


JUNIORS/HIGH SCHOOL:

• Trained at Sylvano Tennis Academy in Santa Clara, California under coach Sylvano Simone.

• Entered Georgia ranked the 28th junior in the world.

• Won the 2012 Japan Open Junior Championships and reached the semi-finals of the Asia/Oceania Championships and the World Super Junior Championships.

• Participated in the 2012 Junior French, Junior U.S. Open and Wimbledon Championships.

• Won doubles at the 2011 Asian Junior Championships and Mediterranee Avenir.

• Won the 2010 Nakamuta Cup

PERSONAL:

Born: June 21, 1995 in Osaka, Japan

Parents: Megumi and Takashi Okuno

Major: Communication Studies

Family: Has an older brother, Hirohki (19)

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