Naoko Ueshima
blank Naoko Ueshima
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan

High School:
Heritage Academy

Height:
5-2

SENIOR Season (2009-10)
• Concluded career by establishing a school record for combined wins over a four-year span with 222, tallying 113 in singles and a record 109 in doubles
• Went 14-19 in singles including 10-10 in dual matches, mostly at No. 4 in the lineup
• Went 17-14 in doubles including 8-10 at No. 3 with Lara Fakhoury and 2-0 with Yvette Hyndman at No. 3
• Clinched team-win over #55 Virginia Tech, #36 Auburn and Mississippi State
• SEC Academic Honor Roll member
• Helped Georgia to a 13-9 record and final national ranking of No. 18

JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09)
• An All-SEC Second Team selection for the Bulldogs who went 27-3, advanced to the NCAA Final Four and had a final national ranking of No. 3.
• Helped Georgia to an SEC title and third straight SEC Tournament title plus the ITA National Team Indoor finals
• Earned Academic All-SEC honors
• Named to the ITA National Team Indoors All-Tournament Team
• Posted a 30-7 record including 21-2 in dual matches, 18-2 at No. 5
• Played No. 3 doubles with Cameron Ellis, going 28-14 overall and 18-7 at No. 3

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08)
• Voted Second Team All-SEC
• Clinched Georgia's win over Florida in the SEC Tournament finals and the win over Arkansas in the semifinals
• Had a Team-leading 23 dual match singles wins
• Team high 10 SEC singles wins
• Ended the year on 11-match singles winning streak
• Second on the team with 36 overall singles wins
• Had a 21-2 mark at the No. 4 position
• Six singles wins over ranked opponents
• Lead the team with a combined 69 singles and doubles wins, tying the Georgia record set by Agate Cioroch in 2002.
• Tied former Bulldog Shadisha Robinson for the most doubles victories in one season with 33.
• Had a 33-10 doubles record including a 7-3 mark in SEC matches

2006-07: Finished second on the team in singles wins with 33 and doubles wins with 30 ... Had the most match-clinchers on the team with six ... Teamed with Natalie Frazier to clinch six doubles points ... Lost only one SEC match, going 10-1 in league contests.

Juniors/High School

  • One of the top junior players in Japan and ranked as high as fourth nationally
  • Top ITF Junior Tournament finishes include singles finalist at 2005 Atlanta event and semifinalist at the 2004 Boca Raton, Fla. event
  • Reached singles semifinals at the 2004 All Japan Junior Tournament
  • 2006 graduate of the Heritage Academy in Hilton Head Island, S.C., and attended Hyogo International High School in Japan from 2003-05
  • Also trained at the Van Der Meer Tennis Academy in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Personal

  • Born Oct. 31, 1987 in Kobe, Japan
  • Daughter of Shinichi and Keiko Ueshima
  • Major: Pre-Journalism
  • Has two sisters, Ayako (21) and Tomoko (15)
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