Hideko Tachibana
Hideko Tachibana
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Canyon Country, Texas
High School: New Braunfels

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 ? Received the USTA Texas section Mary Lowdon Award for citizenship, leadership and sportsmanship in 2008 ? National Merit Scholar ? Brother, Isamu, plays tennis at Rice.