Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong
Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong
Height: 5-10
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: Lowell

JUNIOR 2007-08: Posted a 8-14 singles record ... advanced to the quarterfinals at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic in Fall 2007 ... advanced to the Round of 32 at the ITA Northwest Regionals ... posted a 3-2 fall record ... played primarily at the No. 2 singles position ... had a 4-12 dual singles record ... went 9-11 in doubles, seeing time at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions ... at the No. 1 spot with partner Jay Wong posted a 5-7 overall record.  

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007-08: Singles: posted a 3-2 record in the fall, defeating Ronan Conlon of Sacramento State 6-2, 6-2 and Alex Rosiniski of the University of Washington, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the semifinals at the Bulldog Classic and beating Nevada's Benjamin David 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 at the ITA Regionals.  

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006-07: Posted 9-3 singles record (1-0 in duals) and a 5-5 doubles record (1-2 in duals) ... Doubles: went 4-3 in the fall with Aneal Vallurupalli at Bronco Classic, Bulldog Classic and ITA Regionals ... reached Bulldog Classic semifinals with wins over Amaroli and Elefant of UC Davis, 8-1 and Ching and Chu of Washington, 8-6 ... won first round match at ITA Regionals, beating Dojcak and Womack of Gonzaga 8-4 ... lost first dual match with Steven Benvenuto, 8-7 (3) vs. Gonzaga on Feb. 16 at No. 3 ... fell 9-8 (1) to Goldstein and Nichols of Cornell on Mar. 23 with Jay Wong ... won final dual match alongside Jan Macek at No. 2, defeating Montana State's Kovas and Vuckovic 8-2 ... Singles: reached quarterfinals of Bronco Classic Flight "C", beating Greg Jackson of Fresno State 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 and Ramesh Thondapu of UC San Diego 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 on Oct. 6 and 7 ... won two consolation matches at the Bulldog Classic over Tyler Lee of UC Davis 6-3, 6-3 and Ramon Perez of Sac. State 6-2, 6-7 (4), 1-0 (8) ... won three consolation bracket matches at ITA Regionals on Oct. 21 and 22, beating Daniel Elefant of UC Davis 7-6 (1), 3-6, 1-0 (8), Vaclav Burger of Cal 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (6) and Tyler Lee of UC Davis 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (8) ... won only dual match of the year on Apr. 5 vs. San Francisco, defeating Mitch Del Rosario 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) at No. 6.  

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06: Posted an overall singles record of 5-5, playing a match a piece at the No. 5 and 6 positions... advanced to the Round of 32 at the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships... reached the Round of 16 at the Santa Clara Bronco Classic... paired with Tommy Hicks to go 1-1 at the No. 3 spot during the dual season... compiled an overall doubles mark of 3-3... advanced to the semifinals of the Santa Clara Bronco Classic with Brian Brogan.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Lowell High School in San Francisco, Calif...played for coach Terrance Doherty...also played basketball...a High School All-American in tennis...ranked as high as No. 2 in NCTA Boys 18's rankings...achieved Top-100 national ranking in Boys 16's and 18's...represented the Northern California Tennis Association at the USTA Zonal, Intersectional, and Junior Davis Cup championships...was the first four-time All-City winner in San Francisco...four-year team MVP...lead his team to four consecutive AAA championships...earned two sportsmanship awards.

PERSONAL: Parents are Gary Wong and Rui Hirakawa-Wong...has one sibling, Michi, who ran cross country and track and field at the University of Arizona...enjoys music...hopes to have a career as a dentist.

 

Hirakawa-Wong's Career Statistics

 

Year Singles Dual Singles Overall Doubles Dual Doubles Overall
2007 1-0 9-3 1-2 5-5
2006 1-1 5-5 1-1 3-3
Career 2-1 14-8 2-3 8-8