Tiara Higuchi
Tiara Higuchi
Height: 5-5
Year: R-SO
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
High School: Port Credit Secondary
CAREER SINGLES RESULTS
Year #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Other Overall
2016-17 0-0 1-5 1-3 6-5 3-0 0-0 0-1 11-14
2017-18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2018-19 0-0 8-5 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 10-7
TOTAL 0-0
9-10 1-3 7-6 3-0 0-0 1-2 21-21

 

CAREER DOUBLES RESULTS
Year #1 #2 #3 Other Overall
2015-16 0-3 10-8 0-0 0-0 10-11
2017-18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2018-19 0-0 6-9 0-0 0-1 6-10
TOTAL 0-3 16-17 0-0 0-1 16-21

Career Honors

  • Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (3/13/19)

2018-19 (Redshirt Sophomore)

  • Named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week after picking up wins at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles to lead the Rams to a victory over Sacred Heart
  • Played 17 singles matches and 16 doubles matches
  • Tied for the team lead with 10 victories in singles play
  • Was the team's No. 2 singles player, where she was 8-5
  • Played at No. 2 doubles with four different partners, compiling a 6-10 record overall

2017-18 (Sophomore)

  • Did not compete/Redshirted

2016-17 (Freshman)

  • Finished third on the team with 11 victories in singles action
  • Had an overall record of 11-14 in singles play, most often playing at No. 4 singles, where she was 6-5
  • Played multiple matches at No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 in the singles lineup
  • Partnered with Mihaela Codreanu to form Rhode Island's most successul doubles tandon. They were 10-11 overall, and 10-8 at the No. 2 spot
  • Earned her first collegiate victory playing at No. 3 singles against Saint Joseph's (9/10) 

High School:

  • Ranked #57 among all Canadian juniors in singles play - including a #30 ranking in the province of Ontario
  • Also rated #51 among Canadian juniors for doubles (#25 Ontario)
  • A two-time Provincial Doubles semifinalist (2012, 2014), she finished fourth in the Ontario U16 championship in 2014 and was fifth in the U12 ladder in 2012.
  • In 2013, finished ninth in singles play and 12th in doubles at the National U16 Championship
  • Two-sport athlete at Port Credit Secondary School in tennis and swimming
  • Was a dual gold medalist at the OFSAA championship and set the ROPSSAA 100m breaststroke record in 2015.

Personal:  

  • Born May 16, 1998
  • Daughter of Ratanak and Gordon Higuchi
  • Plans to major in biomechanical engineering
  • Has one brother - Gavin
  • Lists her favorite teams as the San Jose Sharks and the Montreal Canadiens and her favorite athlete as Gael Monfils
  • Is a blue belt in karate
  • Enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and traveling
  • Chose URI because: “Most importantly, it was a very strong academic program in the field I am interested in.  URI is in a competitive conference and located within driving distance of home.”