Women's Tennis

Akemi Maehama
Akemi Maehama

Class: SR

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Height: 5-0


SENIOR (2013-14): Member of NCAA Championship team ... Finished career with school's top all-time singles winning percentage (.940), going 47-3 ... Went 9-2 in singles as senior ... Was 8-0 at No. 6 singles ... Won seven straight matches at end of season ... Beat Florida Tech's Aly Ruschak, 6-0, 6-0, in Sunshine State Conference quarterfinals for final collegiate victory ... Went 1-0 in doubles ... Beat Liberty's Belen Rivera, 6-1, 7-5, to win Flight 2 Consolation Final at FIU Invitational in fall ... Beat Mississippi's Iris Verboven, 6-3, 7-6, at University of Miami Invite in fall ... Defeated Bethune-Cookman's Gaby Chincilla, 4-6, 6-1, 10-8 at C.L. Varner Invitational in fall ... Named to President's List (4.0 GPA) in fall and spring ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll in spring ... Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar All-American.

JUNIOR (2012-13): Went 19-1 in singles ... Won 16 straight singles matches at end of spring ... Beat No. 8 Lynn's Aleks Vukadinovic, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0, in South Region Finals ... Defeated No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic's Jessica Gardefjord, 6-3, 6-4, in Barry's 5-4 win (Mar. 22) ...Was 5-1 in doubles play ... Beat two Division I opponents at FIU Fall Invitational, advancing to finals in Flight 3 ... Went 2-2 at Miami Invite in fall, beating two Division I opponents to finish 13th in Orange Bracket ... Went 1-1 at C.L. Varner Invitational, beating Division I opponent ... Went 1-1 in doubles with Isabela Miro at C.L. Varner Invitational in fall ... President's List in fall ... Dean's List in spring ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll in spring ... ITA Scholar All-American ... Second-Team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American ... CoSIDA Academic All-District,

SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Third-Team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American ... ITA Scholar-American ... CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District ... Awarded Miami-area physical education scholarship by Delta Psi Kappa and The Sports Society in spring ... Posted singles win in NCAA Division II National Championships (May 16) ... Was 11-0 in singles in spring ... Went 4-0 in doubles in spring ... Went 4-1 in the fall ... Only loss was to No. 11 Luiz Sonnervig of West Florida, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 ... Went 2-0 against Division I opponents ... Was 0-3 in doubles, two losses against Division I tandems and one against No. 8-ranked West Florida duo ... Member of Dean's List in fall and spring ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll in spring. 

FRESHMAN (2010-11):Member of NCAA Championship team ... ITA Scholar All-American ... Went 8-0 in singles play during the spring, including four wins at No. 5 ... Was 4-0 at No. 3 doubles ... Won the Group E singles flight at the FGCU Fall Classic posting a 3-0 mark in singles … Paired with teammate Liz Vargas to claim the Group C doubles title at FGCU … Moved to the second round of the USTA/ITA Women’s Tennis Regional Tournament with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Palm Beach Atlantic’s Krishna Domenech … Earned a spot in the consolation semifinals with Vargas at the USA/ITA regional … Earned two wins in singles at the FIU Invite ... Dean's List in spring ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll in spring. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons under several coaches at Krop High in Miami … Led the Lightning to three straight state titles … Finished second in 4A girls singles Division 2 in 2010 … Won the 4A girls Division 3 singles title in 2009 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Blake Bayer of Miami Palmetto High … Won the 2008 4A girls Division 3 singles title 6-3, 6-1 over top-seeded Kathleen Grossman of Vero Beach High … Seeded first in her division as a junior and senior,  and second as a sophomore … Won the 2008 Division 2 doubles title with Sonya Latycheva, 6-4, 6-2, over top seed Ashley Rosenberg and Danielle Truitt of Riverview High … Won the 2009 Division 2 doubles title as the No. 1 seed with Shea Brodsky, 6-4, 6-3 … Won the 2010 Division 2 doubles title as the No. 1 seed with Brodsky, 6-4, 6-2 over Carol Praley and Blair Martin of Tampa Plant High … Named to the All-Dade singles team in 2010 … Named All-Dade in doubles in 2009.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Kenichiro and Yoshimi Maehama … Has four sisters, Naomi, Manami, Ayami and Eimi … Majoring in physical education.

SINGLES 
Record 
1  
2  
3  
4  
5  
6  
Tour 
2011
8-0
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1-0 
1-0 
4-0 
2-0 
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2012
11-0
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1-0 
3-0 
2-0 
5-0 
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2013
19-1
1-0 
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5-1 
5-0 
8-0 
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2014
9-2
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1-2 
8-0 
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Totals
47-3
1-0 
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2-0 
9-1 
12-2 
23-0 
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DOUBLES 
Record 
1  
2  
3  
Tour 
2011
4-0
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--- 
4-0 
--- 
2012
4-0
--- 
1-0 
3-0 
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2013
5-1
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1-0 
4-1 
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2014
1-0
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1-0 
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Totals
14-1
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2-0 
12-1 
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