AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
Did not play during freshman year.
A 2012 graduate of Saratoga High School in Saratoga ... Team placed first in Santa Clara Valley Athletic League three years in a row (2009-11) ... Falcons placed among top three in 11 tournaments, including first in CCS (2010-11), first in Peach Tree Tournament (2011) and first in Norcals (2011) ... Named MVP in 2009 ... Earned Most Improved honors in 2011 ... Garnered the SCVAL Sportsmanship Award in 2012 ... Awarded Team Captain accolade in 2012 ... Also played three years for Courtside Club Tennis Team (2008, 2010-11).
Born Feb. 19, 1994 in Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan ... Parents are Arthur and Lea Asai ... Father graduated from Keisei University in Japan, and mother is an alumna of St. Olaf College ... Has two younger sisters named Yu Karen and Ai Marie ... A linguistics major with a minor in business in Muir College ... Considers competing in the Nationals Tournament with the state champion Falcons her most memorable moment in tennis ... Hobbies include playing the violin, listening to music, shopping, crafting and hanging out at the beach ... Could eat sushi for the rest of her life ... Crazy Stupid Love is her favorite movie ... Kei Nishikori is her favorite athlete ... Plans to become a TV reporter and travel around the world after graduation.