September 23, 2019

Fukuda Posts Solid Run at ITF 15K in Lubbock

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Shiori Fukuda, a redshirt junior on the Ohio State women’s tennis team, had solid runs in both singles and doubles at the ITF 15K Team Luke Hope for Minds Tennis Classic in Lubbock, Texas.

Fukuda and her partner reached the final of the 16-team doubles draw. The unseeded duo won in straight sets in the first two rounds, including a victory over the No. 4 seed in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, the tandem upset the No. 1 seed with a 6-2, 2-6, 10-5 victory. In the final, Fukuda and her partner fell to the No. 3 seed, 6-2, 6-4.

In singles, Fukuda beat No. 5 seed Rasheeda McAdoo in the first round in three sets, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-3 and then notched a straight-set win in the second round. She fell in three sets in the quarterfinals to Jessica Livianu, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

Fukuda, ranked No. 79 by the ITA to start the year, is a two-time All-Big Ten selection and was the 2018 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.