Masako Makiba
Masako Makiba
Height: 5'3
Year: Sr
Hometown: Matsumoto City, Nagano, Japan
High School: Heritage Academy
Major: Business
Experience: 3V

Big West Athlete of the Week (Feb. 24, 2016)

SENIOR (2018-19)
Went 1-6 in singles play with her lone victory coming in a dual match against Seattle... Was primarily a doubles player going 11-11 overall and 9-8 in duals... Paired primarily with Caisey Lee Emery, the duo posted a 3-3 record in Big West play.

JUNIOR (2017-18)
Finished her junior season with an overall record of 5-9 in singles…went 5-4 at No. 6 spot and 0-1 at No.5 spot in dual play matches…compiled a season-high three-match win streak in a row in the spring… has a 0-2 record in Big West play…ended the season with a positive record in doubles with 14-13…was part of the second most used doubles team with freshman Genevieve Zeidan playing 17 games at No. 2 spot…together they owned an 11-7 record and went on a season-high six-game win streak.

SOPHOMORE (2016-17)
Finished the 2016-2017 season with a 17-11 singles record and an 8-8 doubles record with partner Danielle Pham...owned a 4-3 record in Big West play...17 wins tied for second most on the team...she went 12-8 from the No. 5 position...went on season-high five-match win streak during fall match play, winning 13 of 10 sets during that span...Ended season winning four of six matches...Won a season-high three matches in a row from Apr. 9-Apr.19 in spring play...Teamed up with Danielle Pham for eight dual match wins during doubles play...Won a season-high five doubles matches in a row from Jan. 28- Feb.11.

FRESHMAN (2015-16)
Completed her rookie campaign with a 10-11 dual singles record playing at No. 4 (0-4) and No. 5 (10-7) in the lineup…in Big West Conference action held a mark of 3-4 in singles play…partnered with fellow freshman Karla Portalatin as the pair went 9-7 in dual doubles play at No. 2 (8-7) and No. 3 (1-0) in the lineup…went 2-2 against Big West doubles competition…was named the Big West Athlete of the Week on Feb. 24 after helping Cal State Fullerton to a pair of wins as she went undefeated in both singles (2-0) and doubles action (2-0).  It was Makiba's 7-5, 6-4 victory over UC Davis’ Tiffany Pham that scored the fourth and match-deciding point for the Titans against the Aggies and she also outlasted Pacific's Sabrina Rodriguez, 7-6 (4), 6-4, helping fuel a 5-2 victory while winning both of her doubles matches with Portalatin…during the team’s program record eight-match win streak from Feb. 3-March 7 went 6-2 in singles action and 3-1 in doubles play…helped the Titans snap a 20-match losing streak to UC Irvine as Fullerton collected a 6-1 victory aided by her 7-5, 6-3 defeat of Mazy Watrous (04/02)…helped the Titans defeat San Diego State, 5-2, for the first time in 30 attempts as she and Portalatin scored a 6-3 victory over Kennedy Davis and Paola Diazde Regules at No. 2 doubles (01/23)… additional key victories included a 6-1 win over Wyoming that ended a six-match losing streak to the Cowgirls dating back to 2000 as she partnered with Portalatin to help the Titans sweep the doubles point with a 6-3 win over Dorottya Jonas and Miranda Talbert at No. 2 doubles (03/16).

A 2015 graduate of Hilton Head Island High School in South Carolina…played for head coach Marcos Ondruska at Van Der Meer Tennis Academy for over two years. 

Born in Matsumoto City, Nagano, Japan…parents are Kunitada and Kayoko Makiba…has two siblings, Yuko and Takanori... career goals include never forgetting to appreciate, respecting people, and putting good sportsmanship first…wants to achieve a good balance between tennis and study and then wants to become a good player.


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