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Tiana Takenaga
Year: Junior
Hometown: Westminster, Calif.
High School: California Academy of Math & Science
College: CC
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Spring 2014: Played to a 6-9 record in dual matches, seeing playing time at the No. 4, 5 and 6 spots … Breezed past Princeton’s Katie Goepel, 6-0, 6-1, at the ECAC Championships … Outlasted UC-Santa Barbara’s Paola Cos in a tiebreak victory … Trounced Paulina Torres from Albany, 6-0, 6-2 … Beat Cornell’s Christy Kung and Brown’s Ammu Mandalap in straight sets … Bounced back to defeat Penn’s Stephanie Do in a tiebreaker … Went 5-5 in doubles action, playing all matches at No. 3 paired primarily with Ioana Alecsiu … Topped Maltby/Dvorak from Tulane … Blanked Jahasz/Nizzi from Kansas State … Doubled up Yale’s Amos/Sullivan.

Fall 2013: Posted a 7-4 record in tournament matches … Won both matches at the Columbia Invitational against Amherst’s Sarah Monteagudo and Penn’s Alex Ion in straight sets … Reached quarterfinals at the Cissie Leary Invitational with victories over Richmond’s Brittany Boys and Temple’s Anais Nussaume … Beat GSU’s Chainaa Roudami in three sets at the Georgia State Invitational … Won a pair of matches in tiebreakers over UTA’s Jessica Birowski and Providence’s Jenn Deluca to reach the semifinals of the BJK NTC Invite … Went 6-4 in doubles matches … Won all three of her matches at the Columbia Invitational, two paired with Alecsiu and the other Wiley … Beat LSU’s Holloway and Morton in a tiebreaker at the Georgia State Invitational.

Spring 2013: Finished the year 8-5 overall and 5-3 in duals during singles action, playing mostly in the No. 5 spot … Had a four game winning streak, defeating Nataliya Bredikhina, 6-2, 6-2, from Maryland (2/23/13), Andrea Duva, 6-1, 6-2, of Akron (2/24/13), Louise Badoche, 6-0, 6-1, from Stony Brook (3/2/13) and Elizabeth Thoms, 6-2, 6-3, of UT-Arlington (3/18/13) … Blanked Lauren Frazier in the Columbia sweep of No. 64 Cornell (3/30/13) … Finished the year with a 21-9 overall doubles record and an 8-2 mark in dual competition … Played with four different doubles partners over the course of the year … Was 4-0 against Ivy opponents when paired with Ioana Alecsiu.

Fall 2012: Won the doubles flight 'A' draw and reached the flight 'D' finals at the Columbia Invitational (9/14-16/12) ... Reached the doubles semifinals and singles flight 'B' round of 16 at the Cissie Leary Inviational (9/21-23/12) ... Reached the quarterfinals of singles flight 'F' and semifinals of doubles flight '1' at the NTC BJK Women's Collegiate Invitational (10/6-8/12) ... Advanced to the doubles finals at the ITA Northeast Regionals (10/29-23/12) ... With doubles partner Bianca Sanon, knocked off No. 9 Tan/Tsay from Stanford at the ITA/USTA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships (11/9/12).

Spring 2012: Finished the season with a 10-6 record, playing primarily as the No. 6 ... Earned a pair of three-set victories over Cornell's Sara Perelman and Dartmouth's Jeri Reichel at the ECAC Team Tournament (2/17-19/12) ... Posted three consecutive road wins against Memphis' Kelly Gray (3/3/12), FIU's Nina Djordjevic (3/18/12) and William & Mary's Sydney Smith (3/23/12) ... Defeated Cornell's Courtney Malinchak in straight sets (3/31/12) ... Rallied past Brown's Sarah Kandath for a three-set win (4/15/12) ... Topped Penn's Emma Whitfield in season finale, 6-1, 6-2 (4/22/12) ... Partnered with Bianca Sanon to win 13 doubles matches, including first eight matches of the year ... Won the Flight 'A' doubles title at the Cornell Winter Invitational ... Notched doubles wins over Ivy League foes Yale, Brown and Princeton.

Fall 2011: Participated in the William & Mary Invitational, the Cissie Leary Invitational and the Columbia Invitational. 

Spring 2011: Went 9-9 overall in singles and 1-6 in Ivy League matches, playing in the Nos. 3-6 spots … Went 6-3 in doubles with Chelsea Davis and 3-2 with Bianca Sanon, including a 2-2 Ivy League record … Clinched Columbia’s 4-3 win over Cornell at ECAC tournament, winning in the No.5 spot over Sarah O’Neil, 7-5, 6-7, 7-6(4) … Had non-league wins in singles over St. John’s, Stony Brook, Maryland, Temple, Colorado State and Long Island … Had league wins over Cornell, Dartmouth and Penn. 

Fall 2010: Participated in the Cissie Leary Invitational, notching a first round win in the B singles draw over Zeynep Mada of Drexel … Advanced to the semifinals of the F singles draw at the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational, beating a player from Fairfield and upsetting the No.4 seed from Boston College … Also participated in the ITA Northeast Regionals. 

At California Academy of Math & Science: Four-time letter winner in tennis … Team captain her senior year … Four-time Daily Breeze All-Area honoree for tennis … Three-time Press Telegram All-Area honoree for tennis … Went undefeated in the league her freshman year playing #1 singles … Member of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 team championship squad her freshman season.

Personal: Psychology major ... Daughter of Janis Uchida and Stephen Takenaga … Father, Stephen, was a gymnast at UCLA. 

Singles         Doubles  
Year Overall Dual Tour Ivy Overall Ivy
2010-11 11-14 9-9 2-5 1-6 14-11 3-4
2011-12 15-10 10-4 5-6 4-3 20-15 3-4
2012-13 8-5 5-3 3-2 1-2 21-9 4-0
2013-14 13-13 6-9 7-4 3-3 11-9 1-1
Career 47-42 30-25 17-17 9-14 66-44 11-9