Maho Kowase
blank Maho Kowase
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan

High School:
Shibuya Makuhari HS

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
09/27/1991

SENIOR SEASON (2013-14)

Helped team to a 24-5 record, an SEC Tournament Title, the NCAA tournament's No. 1 overall seed and NCAA Quarterfinal appearance, ending with a final ranking of No. 4...Led the tean with a 39-7 singles record (4-2 at No. 2 and 20-1 at No. 3) and a 38-7 doubles mark (15-3 at No. 1 with Lauren Herring)... Garnered the No. 23 singles and No. 2 doubles final ranking...Finished her career as the winningest player in Georgia history with a combined 245 singles and doubles wins...In singles, beat 12 ranked opponents...In doubles, beat 16 ranked opponents, including the No. 1 team twice...Named a Doubles All-American as well as All-SEC First Team...Awarded ITA Southeast Region Senior Player of the Year and Region and National Cissie Leary awards...Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete and to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll..Reached the NCAA Doubles Finals with partner Lauren Herring...Went 12-3 in singles and 14-3 in doubles with Lauren Herring...Garnered No. 14 singles ranking and No. 50 doubles ranking in ITA fall rankings...Reached the doubles finals and the singles semifinals of the ITA Southeast Regionals Championships...Was awarded an at-large bid into the ITA National Indoor Championships where she and Lauren Herring advanced to the semifinals...Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee...2013 UGA L.E.A.D. inductee...Recipient of the Leighton Ballew Women's Tennis Scholarship Endowment

JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)

Helped team to a 24-4 record and advance to the NCAA quarterfinals ending with a final ranking of No. 5 ... Named to the All-SEC First Team ... Finished 38-10 in singles, including ranked No. 21 and an second round appearence in the NCAA Singles tournament ... Went 26-6 in doubles, including ranked No. 48 and going 14-2 with Lauren Herring ... Went 12-0 in SEC regular season dual matches and had most conference wins of anyone in the SEC ... Had a team-high nine match clinchers ... Won SEC Player of the Week honors the week of April 16th ... Named an ITA Scholar Athlete and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Named to the UGA Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Recipient of the NCAA Sportsmanship Award ... Named the SEC's Sportsmanship Award recipient ... Awarded the UGA Sportsmanship and Ethics Award.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)

Helped team to a 24-5 record and advance to the NCAA quarterfinals ending with a final ranking of No. 6 ... An All-SEC First Team selection ... Owns school record for Consecutive Doubles Victories with Lilly Kimbell; the duo had a 21-match winning streak; 23-2 as a tandem including 21-0 at No. 3 ... Ranked No. 58 in singles with a 24-6 record including 16-5 in dual matches and is 12-1 at No. 4 ... Has four match-clinching victories including epic comeback to beat Clemson 4-3 in NCAA Second Round in Athens, trailed 6-0,5-2 and rallied for the victory as Tigers were behind 3-0 in the match ... Named to All-SEC Tournament team in doubles with Maho Kowase ... Named an ITA Scholar Athlete and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Served as one of the tennis representatives on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C) ... ITA preseason singles ranking of No. 56 and climbed as high as No. 22 during the season.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)

An All-SEC First Team selection after going a team-best 31-11 in singles and 20-11 in doubles, also named All-Freshmen SEC ... Final ITA ranking of No. 82 in singles and was ranked as high as No. 78 during the year ... Key win over No. 48 Keri Wong at No. 2 singles in Georgia's 5-2 road win at Clemson ... Posted a 15-6 record in dual matches including 3-1 at No. 1 and 10-4 at No. 2 ... Went 12-5 in doubles with Lilly Kimbell including winning the HEB Baylor Fall Invitational; 5-2 in doubles with Cameron Ellis ... Helped team post a 19-5 record, advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals and a final national ranking of No. 8.

JUNIORS/HIGH SCHOOL

Solid junior career filled with international tournament experience ... A graduate of Shibuya Makuhari HS where she was coached by Isao Hashizume and also trained at the Tennis Training Center in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan under Hiromichi Maruyama ... Won the 2009 Japan Inter High School singles title ... Doubles champion and singles semifinalist at the 2009 All Japan Junior Tennis Championships ... Participant in the Australian Open Junior Qualifying event ... Career-best ITF Junior Ranking of No. 121.

PERSONAL

Born Sept. 27, 1991 in Saitama, Japan ... Daughter of Kaori and Hiroyuki Kowase ... Family: Has a younger sister, Miho ... Major: Marketing

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