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Nami Otsuka

Nami Otsuka - Women's Tennis - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Hometown Norcross, Ga.
Last School Duluth
Year Senior
Height 5-6
Nami Otsuka - Women's Tennis - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2017 All-ACC Third Team
2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2018-19 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2019-20 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient
2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll

ACC Postgraduate Scholarship recipient…Went 13-13 overall in singles and 15-10 in doubles…Was 10-7 in dual singles play and 10-7 in dual doubles action…Competed mainly at the No. 4 seed in singles…Partnered with teammate Gia Cohen to go 13-9 overall and 8-6 in dual play…Went 4-0 in singles play to open the spring season…Gave the Jackets a 2-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Ava Markham of Wisconsin in ITA Kick-Off Weekend…Finished spring on a 6-2 win streak…Topped Miami’s (2/14) Maya Tahan, 6-1, 6-3…Clinched Tech’s win over Northwestern (2/16) with a 6-4,2-6,6-3 victory over Caroline Pozo at No. 4…Proved to be deciding match against No. 9 Virginia (2/21)…Collected comeback win over Vivian Glozman, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, after trailing 5-3 in the third set…Pocketed a 6-4, 7-5 win over Ali DeSpain of No. 42 Clemson (2/28)…Captured a three-set win over Anna Campana at No. 4 as Tech defeated No. 12 Wake Forest (3/1), 6-1…Capped the season with a 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7) triumph over Elizabet Danailova at No. 41 Virginia Tech (3/8)…In doubles action, won first six matches with Monika Dedaj and Gia Cohen…Tandem clinched the doubles point against Wisconsin with a 7-5 win at No. 3 over Seah/Zordani…Pair gave the Jackets their first doubles win against No. 13 South Carolina, topping Cruz/Martinez, 6-2…Duo evened the doubles field with a 6-3 win over Wolf/Jones of No. 12 Ohio State in ITA Indoors…Cruised to a 6-1 victory over Salas/Hill of Florida State…Picked up a 6-4 win over Tahan/Achong of Miami…Clinched the doubles point against Wake Forest with a 6-3 decision over Brylin/Nihalani at No. 3.

Fall: Went 3-6 in singles play and 5-3 in doubles action…Defeated Maggie Pate of Furman to collect first victory of the fall in the Furman Fall Classic…In consolation action of ITA Southeast Regional, topped Angel Carney of Georgia State, 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (6)…Concluded fall tournament play with a singles win in the Rebel Invite…Defeated Emily Dush of Utah, 6-2, 6-2…In doubles action, picked up two wins in the Furman Fall Classic with teammate Gia Cohen…Tandem edged Falceto/Lizariturry of Mississippi State, 8-7 (6)…Also pocketed 8-5 doubles win over Duke’s Dvorak/Lazic…Advanced to quarterfinals of ITA Southeast Regional, topping Central Florida’s Martin/Sharma, 8-4…Capped tournament season with two doubles wins in Rebel Invite with Cohen…Pair defeated Karvuni/Manu of Kansas, 8-6, and Arizona’s Prelle/Iglupas, 8-5.

Spring: Compiled a 10-12 dual singles and 10-14 dual doubles records…Overall, posted 11-14 singles and 12-15 doubles marks…Partnered with Gia Cohen primarily in doubles action…Won first three singles matches to open Feb. and two in doubles…Defeated Georgia’s (2/23) Morgan Coppoc/Meg Kowalski at the three seed to give Tech it’s only doubles win…Pocketed first ACC singles win against Pitt (2/24) in a super tiebreak…Captured a straight-set win over Syracuse’s (3/3) Sofya Golubovskaya…Pocketed first ACC doubles win against Syracuse (3/3) at the two seed with Cohen…Went 3-0 in singles against Virginia Tech (3/22), Boston College (3/24) and Notre Dame (3/29)…Was victorious over the Orange in doubles play in the ACC Tournament, winning 6-2 with Cohen…Clinched Tech’s win over Ohio State (5/3) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, defeating Kolie Allen, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Fall: Played in three singles matches and three doubles matches in tournament play due to injury…Competed in the Michigan Invitational to open the spring season.

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.

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.

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