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

SHIMIZU'S CAREER RECORD

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

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2014-15 (Senior): Had a 12-7 record when competing in singles this season majority of the time in the No. 5 spot… Defeated Barbara Carey of Seattle when playing in the No. 4 spot (6-0, 6-1)… Defeated Iris Verboven of Ole Miss (6-3, 7-6)… Defeated Paulina Petriskova of Hawaii (6-3, 6-1)…Did not finish game against Lynda Xepoleas of Purdue…Had an unfinished game against Monica Aguado of Winthrop… Was defeated by Maria Cardenas of Houston (6-3, 6-1)… Defeated by Paula de Man of Auburn (6-1, 6-3)… Defeated Paola Diaz of SDSU (6-4, 6-2)…Defeated Janine Koleta of USD (6-2, 6-2)…Continued her win streak by defeating Jennifer Ong of Sac State (6-3, 6-1)… Defeated by Victoria Matejevic of WSU (7-6, 6-2)… Defeated Saroop Dhatt of Portland (6-2, 6-1)…Defeated Arianna Paules Aldrey of Boise State (6-3, 6-7, 11-9)… Defeated Erin Strachan of Colorado (6-3, 6-2)…Continued her streak beating Margo Pletcher of Utah (2-6, 6-1, 6-1)… Defeated by No. 53 Catherine Harrison of UCLA (6-1, 6-1)… Defeated by No. 65 Gabby Smith of USC (6-2, 6-1)… Defeated Inge Hendrix of Arizona (6-0, 6-4)… Defeated by Alexandra Osborn of ASU (2-6, 6-4, 3-3)…Defeated Sofia Hager of Oregon (6-2, 6-4). Competed in the Round of 32 at the Pac 12 Championships where she was defeated by Desirae Krawczyk of ASU (6-1, 6-0)…In doubles finished with a 6-9 record…Opened the season in the No. 5 spot with Allen where they defeated Maloney/Carey of Seattle (6-1)… Played in No. 1 spot with Douglas-Miron and was defeated by Verboven/Stephens of Ole Miss (7-5)…Defeated Nguyen/Gealer of Hawaii (6-2)… Defeated by Vidal/ Bernard- Feigenbaum of Purdue (7-6)… DNF game against Garcia/Uzelac of Winthrop… Defeated Kordolaimi/Vogasari of Houston (6-4)… Defeated by No. 3 duo of Burgmans/Flickinger from Auburn (6-2)… Defeated Somoracz/Nguyen of SDSU (6-2)… DNF game at USD… Defeated Ong/Boija of Sac State (8-2)… Defeated Luzina/ Leenknecht of WSU (8-3)… Defeated by Nutkovska/Lazarevic of Portland (7-5)… DNF game against LaLone/ Paules Aldrey of Boise State…Defeated by Ormeno Ruiz/Wojcik of Colorado… defeated by No. 31 Bekerova/ Pletcher of Utah (8-3)… Defeated by No. 23 Anderson/Brady of UCLA (8-3)… Defeated by No. 19 Katz/Santamaria (8-6)… Defeated by Chi/Starr of Cal (8-3)… Suffered another loss to No. 14 Doyle/Tsay of Stanford (8-6)… Defeated Oldham/Chypyha of Arizona (8-7)… DNF aganist Sahagun/ O’Sullivan of ASU… Defeated Akesson/Gomez of Oregon (8-1). Teamed with Gregoire at the Pac 12 doubles Championship they defeated Petrovic/Robertson of Utah (8-0) in Invitational round of 16… Defeated Chi/Popovic of Cal (8-6) in the quarterfinals… Defeated Aiello/Ormeno Ruiz of Colorado (8-1) in the semifinals…. Defeated by Katz/DeSimone of USC in the Pac 12 Doubles Finals (8-4).

2013-14 (Junior): 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 (Sophomore): 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)...at 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 tennisrecruiting.net, 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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