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Yuna Ito






Kanagawa, Japan

Previous School

Tyler Junior College

High School

Hinode Senior

Yuna Ito - Women's Tennis - University of Miami Athletics

As a Senior (2019-20): Spring season cut short due to COVID-19 pandemic … Amassed overall records of 11-10 in singles and 11-7 in doubles … Went 2-3 against ranked singles players and won her lone matchup with a ranked doubles duo … Tied for the team lead in overall doubles wins and placed second in doubles winning percentage (.611) … Finished 4-2 in spring singles competition, including 1-2 in dual matches and 0-1 in ACC action … Went 3-0 in the Miami Spring Invite, including posing a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Amanda Meyer of No. 10 Vanderbilt … Playing at the No. 3 spot, defeated Mackenzie Beckham of Tennessee State, 6-0, 6-1 … Totaled a 5-5 record in spring doubles matches, including a 5-2 ledger in dual matches and a 1-2 mark in ACC action … Competed alongside two partners, including tallying a 5-3 mark with Florencia Urrutia, primarily at the No. 3 spot … With Urrutia, defeated No. 18 Texas A&M’s Renee McBryde/Riley McQuaid, 7-6 (7-5), in ITA Kick-Off Weekend play … Topped No. 13 Vanderbilt’s Marcella Cruz/Dasha Kourkina, 6-2 … At the No. 2 position, defeated Tennessee State’s Mackenzie Beckham/Ashia Jones … Earned a 6-1 triumph over Monika Dedaj/Rosie Garcia Gross in the win at No. 17 Georgia Tech … Totaled a 7-8 record in fall singles play, including a 2-3 mark versus ranked foes … Finished 2-0 in the Miami Fall Invite … Posted a 2-3 ledger, all against top-90 players, at the USTA Fall Ranked Spotlight, earning a 6-2, 6-4 win over No. 89 Kaitlin Staines of Tennessee and a 6-0, 6-4 victory against No. 59 Jaeda Daniel of NC State … Split her two matches at ITA Women’s All-American Championships pre-qualifying, defeating Houston’s Mimi Kendall-Woseley, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 … Went 1-1 at ITA Southeast Regional Championships, notching a 6-3, 6-3 win versus Nami Otsuka of Georgia Tech … Recorded a 6-2 mark in fall doubles action, partnering with three teammates … Won both her matches, alongside Lucia Marzal, at the Miami Fall Invite, including downing No. 55 Whitney Hekking/Madison Tattini of Utah, 7-5 … Paired with Selma Cadar for a 1-1 showing at the USTA Fall Ranked Spotlight, beating Ohio State’s Isabelle Boulais/Irina Cantos … Compiled a 2-1 mark with Nada Dimovska at the Texas Invitational.

As a Junior (2018-19): Totaled overall records of 25-8 in singles and 20-13 in doubles … Peaked at No. 33 in the doubles rankings alongside Ulyana Shirokova … Went 2-4 versus ranked singles players and 3-4 against ranked doubles pairs … Finished second on the team in combined singles/doubles wins (45) and winning percentage (.682), as well as overall singles winning percentage (.758) and ACC singles winning percentage (.727) … Placed third in overall singles victories (25) and overall doubles triumphs (20), as well as tied for third in ranked doubles wins … Finished the spring at 15-8 in singles play, including 13-6 in dual matches and 8-3 in ACC competition … Went 10-5 at the No. 3 spot and 3-1 at No. 4 … In her first spring singles outing, dominated Lee Or of No. 19 Northwestern, 6-0, 6-1, in the Miami Spring Invite … Logged a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4) decision against May Kimhi at Florida Atlantic in her first dual match … Defeated Nina Sorkin, 6-1, 7-5, at Virginia Tech for her first league triumph … Earned a 6-0, 6-2 result versus Valeriya Deminova of No. 31 Georgia Tech … Topped Eliza Omirou, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, to aid Miami past No. 14 Wake Forest … Downed Jackie Urbinati, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 41 Boston College … Logged a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 90 Amber O’Dell of No. 19 Virginia … In her lone completed ACC Championship match, edged Samantha Gillas, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, to clinch the win over Virginia Tech … In the NCAA Team Championship Round of 64, tallied a 6-4, 6-0 decision against Tiffany Mylonas of No. 33 Washington State … Went 11-10 in spring doubles action, tallying a 10-9 mark in dual matches and a 6-4 ledger in ACC competition … Played with three different partners, primarily at the No. 3 position … Opened the spring by going 3-3 with Shirokova, including registering a 6-1 triumph at the top spot against Barbora Palcatova/Kristen Thoms of Florida Atlantic … Alongside Lucia Marzal, recorded a 6-2 win at Pittsburgh against Clara Lucas/Camila Moreno in her first ACC doubles outing … Defeated No. 31 Georgia Tech’s Nadia Gizdova/Kenya Jones, 6-2 … Playing with Ana Madcur, earned a 6-0 victory over No. 14 Wake Forest’s Alexis Franco/Anna Ulyashchenko … Bested No. 19 Virginia’s Hunter Bleser/Meghan Kelley, 6-1 … Paired up with Marzal again in the NCAA Team Championship, posting a 6-3 win against Michaela Bayerlova/Aneta Miksovska of No. 33 Washington State in the opening round … Amassed a 10-2 singles mark in fall competition … Went 3-0 at the Miami Fall Invite to begin her career, including defeating Ole Miss’ Allie Sanford, 6-1, 6-3, in her first outing … Posted a 2-1 record at the Bedford Cup, winning the back draw of the No. 2 flight … Logged a 2-1 mark at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, including tallying a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 decision over No. 55 Ana Oparenovic of Florida State for her first ranked victory … Wrapped up 2018 by winning her flight with a perfect 3-0 mark at the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational … Played with two partners and went 9-3 in fall doubles matches … Opened her doubles ledger by defeating No. 38 Tsveta Dimitrova/Victoria Emma of Florida, 7-6 (11-9), en route to a 2-1 record with Shirokova at the Miami Fall Invite … Went 3-0 and won the No. 2 flight at the Bedford Cup with Shirokova, downing Sara Culbertson/Valentina Martin of UCF, 6-0, in the finale … Went 2-1 with Estela Perez-Somarriba at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships and defeated No. 28 Petra Hule/Ana Oparenovic of Florida State, 8-5, to reach the quarterfinals … Finished 2018 with a 2-1 showing alongside Shirokova at the Marliss Gruver Invitational that featured an 8-5 win over No. 49 Tea Jandric/Sabina Machalova of Ole Miss.

As a Sophomore at Tyler Junior College (2017-18): Helped her team to a 13-1 record and the 19th NJCAA DI national title in program history … Won the NJCAA DI No. 4 singles championship after earning the top seed in the tournament … Won the NJCAA DI No. 2 doubles crown, also as the draw’s top seed … Posted a 22-3 singles mark, mostly at the No. 4 spot, and closed with 15 straight wins … Tallied an 18-5 doubles record, mainly at the No. 2 position … Named an Academic Student-Athlete Award recipient.

As a Freshman at Tyler Junior College (2016-17): Aided her team to the NJCAA DI national championship and a perfect 21-0 record … Won the NJCAA DI No. 5 singles title and was the top seed in the field … Reached the semifinals of the NJCAA DI No. 1 doubles tournament, also as the top seed … Logged an unblemished 20-0 singles mark, playing at No. 4 and No. 5 … Recorded a 17-1 ledger in doubles action, all at the No. 1 spot … Named an Academic Student-Athlete Award recipient.

Prior to College: Attended Hinode Senior High School … Won the 2015 national singles title at the Japanese Inter-Scholastic Athletic Meet.

Personal: Full name is Yuna Ito … Name is pronounced YOO-Nuh EE-Toe … Born Oct. 2, 1997 … Parents are Yasunori and Chiharu Ito … Has an older sister, Yukino … Intends to major in exercise physiology … Enjoys watching “Harry Potter” movies and going to the supermarket with her mother … Chose Miami because of the academic level, the coaches and the private school environment … Committed to Miami over Louisville, South Alabama and Tennessee … First junior college transfer to sign with the Hurricanes since Romy Farah in 2006 and first lefty to play for Miami since Melissa Bolivar in 2013-14.

2018-19 25-8 10-2 15-6 13-6 8-3 2-4
2019-20 11-10 7-8 4-2 1-2 0-1 2-3
CAREER 36-18 17-10 19-8 14-8 8-4 4-7
2018-19 20-13 9-3 11-10 10-9 6-4 3-4
2019-20 11-7 6-2 5-5 5-2 1-2 1-0
CAREER 31-20 15-5 16-15 15-11 7-6 4-4

*RNK = record vs. ranked opponents