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Riko Shimizu
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ojai, Calif.
High School: Laurel Springs


YEAR SINGLES (dual • overall) DOUBLES (dual • overall)
2011-12 8-8 • 9-10 8-10 • 9-13
2012-13 10-8 • 13-10 12-9 • 15-16
2013-14 10-10 • 10-10 11-8 • 11-8
Career 28-26 • 32-30 31-27 • 35-37

Shimizu Features
» Net Posts With Riko <!>Shimizu (; Mar. 29, 2012)

2013-14 (Senior): Finished her last year at the University of Washington competing a majority of singles play at the five spot, as well as a few appearances at the four spot and the six spot, all combined for an overall season record of 10-11 in singles play…at the four spot, completed the season 1-1, collecting her win from shutting out UC Santa Barbara’s Stacy Yam (6-0, 6-0)…played most of her matches at the five spot, finishing 6-9 at this spot, starting off the season right with a 3-0 winning streak over Hawai’i’s Rebecca Faltusz (6-0, 6-3), Long Beach State’s Karolina Rozenberg (6-7, 6-3, 10-8), and UNLV’s Iren Kotseva (6-2, 6-4)…picked up four of her wins at the six spot in Pac-12 play, dominating Zoe Katz of No. 12 USC (2-6, 5-3), Oregon’s Lina Akesson (6-2, 6-4), Colorado’s Dhany Quevedo (6-1, 6-2), and Utah’s Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa (6-0, 6-2), finishing the season strong with a 3-0 winning streak in singles play…paired with Douglas-Miron in doubles play throughout the entire season, competing at the top spot and finishing 13-9, tying for the most wins of the season in doubles play, alongside duo Ysidora/Coronel…six of their wins stemmed from Pac-12 defeats, where they went 5-4 in Pac-12, picking up wins from Arizona State’s Sahagun/Osborne (8-3), Arizona’s Austin/Smyth (8-1), Washington State’s Luzina/Leenknecht (8-2), Oregon’s Long/Hager (8-7 (10-8)), Colorado’s Steur/Tiefel (5-2), and Bekerova/Miles of Utah (8-3)…Early in the season, the duo dominated pre-Pac-12 with a four game winning streak in late January leading into February, defeating BYU, UC Santa Barbara, San Diego State, and St. Mary’s…the duo tied for the most wins in doubles play (13), alongside Ysidora/Coronel, and ties for the most wins in singles play (10) alongside Douglas-Miron.

2012-13 (Junior): Played at the number five and six spot in singles play throughout the season, posting a 11-8 record for the overall season…competed in doubles play with Elianne Douglas-Miron, finishing the season with an overall record of 12-10 as a pair…in singles play, went undefeated in the five spot, 2-0, defeating Seattle U’s Corinne Wurdow (6-2, 6-0), and Portland’s Saroop Dhatt (6-2, 6-2) the six spot, finished with a 9-8 overall season record in singles play, five of these being Pac-12 wins, defeating Oregon’s Lana Buttner (7-5, 6-4), Arizona’s Susan McRann (6-0, 6-2), Utah’s Paige Miles (6-1, 4-6, 6-2), Colorado’s Ashley Tiefel (6-2, 6-1), and Washington State’s Charlotte Koning (6-3, 6-2)…Shimizu finished her singles play season on a 6-0 winning streak, beating out Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Sacramento State and Washington State… posted a 12-10 winning record at the top spot in doubles play paired with Douglas-Miron…started off the season strong with a 4-0 winning streak In January through February, and picked up three more wins before Pac-12 play …snatched four Pac-12 wins, defeating Smith/Cako (9-7) of Arizona State, Smith/Austin (8-5) of Arizona, UCLA’s Anderson/Morton (8-3), and Washington State’s Vasilieva/Luzina (8-0)… finished 4-6 in Pac-12 doubles play…Shimizu finished the season strong with a defeat against Washington State in Single’s play, and a complete sweep (8-0) in doubles play. 

2011-12 (Freshman): Joined the team at the start of winter quarter for the beginning of dual play, and immediately started in doubles, then also became a valuable singles starter ... went 9-10 overall in singles matches with an 8-8 record in dual play, going 1-0 at No. 4 singles, 1-7 at No. 5 singles, and 6-1 at No. 6 singles ... got her first singles start on Feb. 5 at Minnesota, winning 6-1, 6-4 over Doron Muravnik at No. 6 singles ... won her first three dual matches against Pac-12 opponents, including a big sweep of the Bay Area teams, as she topped Natalie Dillon of Stanford, 7-6 (3), 6-1, and then overcame Stephany Chang of Cal, 6-4, 6-3 ... also had a 6-4, 6-4 win over Debora Castany of Arizona in Tucson at No. 6 singles ... suffered an ankle sprain in April that forced her to retire from matches against Utah and Washington State, but she then came back in the season finale to beat Rabea Stueckemann of Oregon, 6-0, 6-2, as UW pulled out the 4-3 win ... was 9-13 overall in doubles play, with an 8-10 record in dual play, as she went 3-3 with Natali Coronel, 2-4 with Julija Lukac, and 3-3 with Andjela Nemcevic ... had a win at No. 1 doubles with Nemcevic, as they beat Skowronski/Hager of Oregon, 9-7, in the season finale ... also teamed with Nemcevic for Pac-12 wins over Montez/Van Nguyen of UCLA, 8-5, and Tenorio/Anuszkiewicz of Colorado, 8-3 ... lost in the first round of the Pac-12 Championships, 8-1, to 54th-ranked Pulido/Scandalis while teaming with Nemcevic ... with Lukac, got a big win at home over California's Duranteau/Estlander, winning in a tiebreak, 7-1 ... with Coronel, had wins over teams from William & Mary, Minnesota, and Sacramento State.

High School and Personal: Born in Tokyo, Japan ... mother is Hiromi Shimizu and father is Tomoo Shimizu ... has an older sister, Eiko, and an older brother, Kenta ... attended the Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, California and was coached by Takeshi Ozaki ... rated a five-star recruit according to, and ranked a high of 25th nationally in the class of 2011 ... finished sixth nationally in the USTA junior rankings for 14's, and was top-20 in the U.S. in both 16's and 18's ... had a career high ITF junior world ranking of 257 in 2010 ... significant doubles victory at the 2010 Eddie Herr International Championships for age 16's ... won three gold balls in doubles at U.S. National tournaments from 2008 to 2009 ... won the 2008 Southern California Sectionals for 14's and was ranked No. 1 in the section for 14's, top five for 16's, and top-10 for 18's ... majoring in Commuications with a Sales Certificate. 

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