Nami Otsuka

Nami Otsuka

Hometown Norcross, Ga.
Last School Duluth
Year Sophomore
Height 5-6
Nami Otsuka

Biography

2017 All-ACC Third Team

2017-18
Spring:
Tabbed ACC Player of the Week on March 27… Put together a 23-6 dual singles mark including a 10-3 ACC record…Combined with Johnnise Renaud and Victoria Flores to collect a 15-12 doubles mark…Won all five singles match in the NCAA Tournament, helping Tech reach the semifinals for the first time since 2007…Put the Jackets on the scoreboard in the NCAA round of 16 against Pepperdine, cruising to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over No. 91 Laura Gulbe…Defeated No. 14 UCLA’s Ayan Broomfield in straight sets in the NCAA quarterfinals to help Tech come-from-behind and edge the Bruins 4-3…Pocketed a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Vanderbilt’s Emma Kurtz in the NCAA semifinals…During the regular season, helped the Jackets upset then-No. 1 North Carolina in Chapel Hill for the second straight season, defeating Jessie Aney in straight sets…Edged Duke’s No. 85 Ellyse Hamlin in straight sets from court five in the regular season as Tech went on to hand the Blue Devils their first loss of the conference season…Partnered with Renaud in the final 18 matches of the season.

Fall: Went 6-3 in singles and 6-4 in doubles in fall tournaments…Captured the ITA Southeast Regional consolation doubles title with Victoria Flores…Advanced to the round of 16 in singles at the ITA Southeast Regionals before falling to ACC foe Estela Perez-Somarriba of Miami…Closed out tournament play going 2-1 in doubles play at the Tiger Fall Classic with Flores.

2016-17
Spring:
All-ACC Third Team … Compiled a remarkable 25-2 dual singles mark in the spring … Went 14-11 in doubles action … Entered ACC play after posting an 8-1 record in non-conference action … Put together a 12-0 record in ACC play entering final regular season match … Dropped only conference match of the season at Duke in three sets from the No. 4 position … Clinched Tech’s 4-3 win at Georgia, coming from a set down to force a deciding third set and clinch the match, marking just the second time in program history Tech won in Athens … Ended season winning final four matches of the season … Defeated UNC’s No. 97 Makenna Jones in three sets in the ACC Championship title match … Opened the spring season with a No. 82 ITA singles ranking … Partnered with Luca Fabian to post an 8-5 doubles record from the No. 3 position … Also partnered with Nadia Gizdova, Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and Johnnise Renaud.

Fall: Competed in four fall tournaments … Claimed the Nancy Harris doubles title with partner Nadia Gizdova at the Robert Alison Fall Classic to cap the fall season … Duo upended three opponents for the title … Went 2-1 in singles and 1-1 in doubles at the Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational, competing on grass … Posted a 2-1 singles mark in the Bulldog Challenge.

Juniors: No. 34 overall recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network…No. 1 recruit from state of Georgia…Captured USTA Southern City Court Level 1A tournament in 2016 after winning six straight matches…Advanced to doubles final of USA Southern City Court Level 1A in 2016…Reached doubles final of Southern Closed BG 18’s Championship…Attended Tennis Academy of the South…Grandfather was a professional gymnast…Named to the honor roll in high school…Intends to major in biology…Chose Georgia Tech because of the amazing tennis and academic programs, teammates and proximity to home.