Skyhawk Women's Tennis | Hitomi Naito
2016: Became the fifth player in program history to earn three consecutive All-OVC honors by being named to the All-OVC First team for the second time in her career…Played primarily at the No. 2 singles spot, going 9-7 in the spring…Became the third player in program history with multiple unbeaten conference seasons, going 5-0 against OVC opponents…Was second on the team with 14 doubles victories in the spring at the No. 2 spot and teamed up with Burcu Tari and Jemima Potter…Established a new career-high in consecutive doubles win by finishing the season with eight when teamed up with Potter…Became the 24th member of the UT Martin Century club for 100 career victories when she won in doubles against SIU Edwardsville in the OVC Tournament finals on April 24.
2015: Followed up an impressive freshman season by earning All-OVC Second Team honors by posting an 8-10 singles record, including a 5-5 record at the No. 1 spot in conference play…Named the OVC Tennis Athlete of the Week on March 17 when she pushed her OVC win streak to a school record 11 matches…Teamed up with Burcu Tari to go 6-6 (4-3 OVC) in doubles play at the top of the lineup.
2014: Won the OVC Freshman of the Year and earned All-OVC first team honors after recording a 16-4 singles mark (10-0 OVC play) primarily against No. 2 competition…Was the first Skyhawk to go undefeated in conference play since Sara Leavy in 2009…Won 14-straight matches during the season…Went 11-7 in doubles action and was teamed primarily with Burcu Tari (5-2, 4-1 in OVC play) at the No. 2 spot but also played with Ivon Simic (4-2) and Katie McCall (2-4, 1-3 OVC)…Named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Shinya Tanaka and Hinako Naito...Majoring in Accounting.