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Rika Tatsuno
Rika Tatsuno

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

High School:
Palos Verdes Peninsula

Height:
5-10


At Michigan ... Four-year varsity letterwinner (2008-11) ... ITA Scholar-Athlete (2009) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2009, 2010, 2011) ... All-Big Ten (2009) ... Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner (2010, 2011) ... two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Week (2/10/09, 3/24/09) ... NCAA Doubles qualifier (2010).

Senior (2010-11) ... Earned fourth varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Elected captain ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award honoree ... Singles ... 26-7 overall record ... 20-3 dual-match record ... 11-2 at No. 5, 9-1 at No. 6 ... Went 8-1 in the Big Ten ... Defeated Stacey Lee of Northwestern to help Michigan to its second consecutive Big Ten championship (April 23) ... Had a 2-1 record at the Michigan Invitational (Jan. 15-17) ... Went 3-1 at the ASU Thunderbird (Nov. 5-7) ... Doubles ... Ranked No. 64 with Whitney Taney in the May 2 ITA rankings ... 29-10 overall record ... 24-3 dual-match record ... 0-1 with Whitney Taney at No. 1, 22-2 with Taney at No. 2, 2-0 at No. 3 with Michelle Sulahian ... 25-8 with Taney, 2-1 with Sam Critser, 2-0 with Sulahian, 0-1 with Denise Muresan.

Junior (2009-10) ... Earned third varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner ... Singles ... 19-21 overall record ... 12-13 dual-match record (4-5 at No. 2, 5-5 at No. 3, 3-3 at No. 4) ... 6-4 Big Ten record ... 7-8 tournament record ... Won two matches at ITA All-American qualifying (Oct. 6-7) ... Doubles ... 31-11 overall record ... Ended the year ranked No. 20 with Whitney Taney ... 24-3 dual-match record (15-2 with Whitney Taney at No. 1, 9-1 with Taney at No. 2) ... Fell in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship to No. 5-ranked Boonstra and Will of Florida (May 27) ... 7-7 tournament record ... Paired with Whitney Taney (5-3) and Denise Muresan (2-4) in tournament action.

Sophomore (2008-09) ... Earned second varsity letter ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... All-Big Ten ... two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Week (Feb. 10, March 24) ... Singles... led team in overall wins (24) ... 24-13 overall record ... 10-7 regional record ... 15-10 dual-match record (4-4 at No. 1; 11-6 at No. 2) ... 7-3 record during Big Ten regular season ... listed No. 102 nationally and No. 11 regionally in final ITA rankings (May 29) ... 9-3 record in tournament play ... went 3-0 and claimed singles title at Michigan Invitational (Jan. 17-19) ... went 3-1 at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 7-9) ... went 1-1 in main draw at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 23-28) ... went 2-1 at San Diego State Fall Classic (Oct. 3-5) ... Doubles... 22-12 overall record ... 8-7 regional record ... 15-8 dual-match record (0-1 with Tania Mahtani at No. 2; 15-5 with Whitney Taney at No. 2; 0-1 with Denise Muresan at No. 3; 0-1 with Michelle Sulahian at No. 3) ... 7-3 record during Big Ten regular season ... listed No. 11 in final ITA regional rankings with Taney (May 29) ... 7-4 record in tournament play ... went 2-1 with Sulahian and Taney at Michigan Invitational (Jan. 17-19) ... went 2-1 with Lindsey Howard and Sulahian at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 7-9) ... went 0-2 with Sulahian in main draw at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 23-28) ... went 3-0 with Sulahian at San Diego State Fall Classic (Oct. 3-5).

Freshman (2007-08) ... Earned first varsity letter ... Singles... tied for the team lead in dual-match wins (18) ... 25-10 overall record ... became 17th freshman in U-M history to gain 20 wins in a season ... 16-4 regional record ... 18-5 dual-match record (1-2 at No. 4; 17-3 at No. 5) ... 9-1 record during Big Ten regular season ... defeated Tennessee's Rosalia Alda (6-2, 7-5) for first career dual-match win (Feb. 15) ... 7-5 record in tournament play ... went 1-2 at Michigan Invitational (Jan. 11-13) ... went 3-1 at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 2-4) ... went 0-1 in main draw at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 18-23) ... went 3-1 at Wolverine Invitational, defeating Marquette's Kylie Moore (6-2, 6-4) for first collegiate win ... Doubles... 18-11 overall record ... 11-7 regional record ... 8-8 dual-match record (4-7 with Whitney Taney at No. 2; 4-1 with Lindsey Howard at No. 3) ... 3-3 record during Big Ten regular season ... teamed with Taney to earn an 8-4 decision over Notre Dame's Ciobanu/Krisik for first career dual-match win (Jan. 31) ... 10-3 record in tournament play ... went 3-0 with Taney at Michigan Invitational (Jan. 11-13) ... went 2-1 with Denise Muresan and Taney at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 2-4) ... went 2-1 with Howard in main draw at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 18-23) ... went 3-1 with Howard and Tania Mahtani at Wolverine Invitational (Sept. 28-30), including an 8-5 decision over Western Michigan's Kobayashi/Amanda Moccia with Mahtani for first collegiate win.

Prep ... Attended Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (2007) ... honor roll student ... Japanese Honor Society member ... four-year letterwinner ... won Bay League singles title as a junior and senior ... was a singles quarterfinalist at California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state championship as a senior, round of 16 as a junior ... led team to California CIF state title as a freshman and runner-up finishes as a sophomore and junior ... member of four Bay League championship teams ... guided team to Corona del Mar High School All-American Tournament title as a sophomore, third-place finish as a junior ... team MVP as a junior and senior ... National High School All-American, Daily Breeze Player of the Year and Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Athlete of the Year as senior ... ranked as high as No. 20 among high school seniors by tennisrecruiting.net.

National/International ... Ranked as high as No. 48 nationally (No. 20 in Southern California) for Girls' 18-and-under singles ... Girls' 18-and-under doubles quarterfinalist at 2006 USTA National Clay Court Championships ... Girls' 18-and-under doubles finalist at 2006 USTA National Winter Championships.

Personal ... Rika Tatsuno was born April 26, 1989 ... daughter of Shoichi and Emi Tatsuno ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Psychology and economics major.

Career Statistics

Singles Overall Dual Tourn. Big Ten* #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
2007-08 25-10 18-5 7-5 9-1 -- -- -- 1-2 17-3 --
2008-09 24-13 15-10 9-3 7-3 4-4 11-6 -- -- -- --
2009-10 19-21 12-13 7-8 6-4 -- 4-5 5-5 3-3 -- --
2010-11 26-7 20-3 5-4 8-1 11-2 9-1
Career 94-51 65-31 28-20 30-9 4-4 15-11 5-5 4-5 28-5 9-1
Doubles Overall Dual Tourn. Big Ten* #1 #2 #3
2007-08 18-11 8-8 10-3 3-3 -- 4-7 4-1
2008-09 22-12 15-8 7-4 7-3 -- 15-6 0-2
2009-10 31-11 24-3 7-8 10-0 15-2 9-1 --
2010-11 29-10 24-3 5-7 10-0 0-1 22-2 2-0
Career 100-44 71-22 29-22 30-6 15-3 50-16 6-3

* Big Ten Conference dual-match record (regular season)

   

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