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

Sophomore • 2010-11
Named to All-Ivy League doubles first team and All-Ancient Eight singles first team ... Finished the season with winning records in singles and doubles play, going 16-9 solo and 15-13 with a partner ... 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.

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.