Yuka Otaka
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Granada Hills, Calif.

High School:
Granada Hills HS '03

Height:
5-4

Major:
Animal Science

2005-06: Went 6-10 in singles, including 4-4 mark at No. 6 position... Won two matches at Saint Mary's Invitational during fall season... Played doubles in fall only, pairing with Kaitlin Callan for 1-2 record.

2004-05: Finished with 6-17 mark in singles, mostly at No. 5... Came back from 6-1 loss in first set to win 10-8 tiebreaker in third vs. USF's Megan Tiegs at ITA Northwest Regional... Claimed 6-2, 6-2 victory over Montana State's Katy Clarke to help Aggies post season's first dual win... Went 1-3 in doubles, paired with Kaitlin Callan (1-1) and Cindy Kitch (0-2)... Lone doubles win was 8-0 victory against Themla Chavez-Hoy/Stephanie Irwin tandem at Saint Mary's Invitational.

2003-04: ALL-CCAA FIRST TEAM... Finished 12-10 in singles, including 8-5 at No. 4... Compiled 8-2 mark against conference foes, 7-1 in CCAA matches... First collegiate win was 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Cal State L.A.'s Kim Godoy to open ITA West Regional... Went 2-2 in doubles, all in fall season and all paired with Luna Tieu.

GRANADA HILLS HS '03: Won L.A. city championship in 1999 and 2002... Undefeated in singles all four years... Ranked No. 55 in Southern California 18s... Honored as a scholar-athlete each year.

PERSONAL: Born in Panorama City, Calif.... Majoring in human development... Parents are Yukitoshi & Rikiko Otaka... Hopes to become an elementary school teacher... Proudest personal accomplishment was making the Aggie tennis team as a walk-on.