Tiara Higuchi
Tiara Higuchi
Height: 5-5
Year: FR
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
High School: Port Credit Secondary

High School:

  • Ranked #57 among all Canadian juniors in singles play - including a #30 ranking in the province of Ontario
  • Also rated #51 among Canadian juniors for doubles (#25 Ontario)
  • A two-time Provincial Doubles semifinalist (2012, 2014), she finished fourth in the Ontario U16 championship in 2014 and was fifth in the U12 ladder in 2012.
  • In 2013, finished ninth in singles play and 12th in doubles at the National U16 Championship
  • Two-sport athlete at Port Credit Secondary School in tennis and swimming
  • Was a dual gold medalist at the OFSAA championship and set the ROPSSAA 100m breaststroke record in 2015.

Personal:  

  • Born May 16, 1998
  • Daughter of Ratanak and Gordon Higuchi
  • Plans to major in biomechanical engineering
  • Has one brother - Gavin
  • Lists her favorite teams as the San Jose Sharks and the Montreal Canadiens and her favorite athlete as Gael Monfils
  • Is a blue belt in karate
  • Enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and traveling
  • Chose URI because: “Most importantly, it was a very strong academic program in the field I am interested in.  URI is in a competitive conference and located within driving distance of home.”