Kimiko Cooper

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April 6, 2008

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About Athlete

My name is Kimiko Cooper and I’m a junior female tennis player from Sydney, Australia.
I am looking to further both my tennis career and educational pathway through US colleges as it will provide me with both the competitive level of tennis as well as providing a solid educational foundation for a career outside of tennis.

GPA

TBD

SAT Total Score
TBD
Teams

1) Represented NSW state in 2019 Bruce Cup Championship (Australia National Primary School Sports), with NSW winning the Championship.

2) Represented Presbyterian Ladies College in the Division 1 tennis team of the Independent Girls School Sporting Association Sport annually since 2020. Our team was the runner up team in 2021.

3) Represented Team "New South Wales" in 2023 U/15 Girls Australian Teams National Championship with our team winning the Championship "Wayne Reid Cup".

Championships
  1. 2023 J100 Sarawak ITF - Finalist
  2. 2023 J200 Sydney ITF - Semi-Finalist
  3. 2023 JB200 Sydney ITF - Quarter Finalist
  4. 2023 J60 Gold Coast ITF (5-9 July)- Winner
  5. 2023 J60 Gold Coast ITF (12-16 July) - Winner
  6. 2023 J30 Singapore ITF - Winner
  7. 2022 U/14 Eddie Herr International Championships - Quarter Finalist
  8. 2022 J3 Auckland ITF - Quarter Finalist
  9. 2022 J3 Christchurch ITF - Quarter Finalist
  10. 2022 U/14 Australian National Claycourt Championship - Winner
  11. 2022 J4 Seremban ITF (2) - Semi-Finalist
  12. 2022 J4 Seremban ITF (1) - Quarter-Finalist
  13. 2022 J4 Jakarta ITF - Quarter-Finalist
  14. 2022 U/14 JUFA 2022 Europe Junior Tour - Finalist
  15. 2022 U/14 Tennis Europe Sparkasse Bambini Cup - Winner
  16. 2021 U/14 Australian National Claycourt Championship - Quarter Finalist
  17. 2021 U/14 Eddie Herr Junior International Championships - Round 32
  18. 2020 Tildesley Shield Tennis Championships - Quarter Finalist
  19. 2019 U/12 Australian Championships - Division Winner
Additional sporting info

- Current UTR (Universal Tennis Rating): 9.64
- Current ITF Ranking (International Tennis Federation): 165
- National Ranking: #4 ITF ranking for all junior ITF ranking in Australia
- National Ranking: #3 UTR ranking for 2008 birth year
- State Ranking: #1 UTR ranking for 2008 birth year in New South Wales (NSW)

Personal Best

1. 2023 J100 Sarawak ITF - Finalist
2. 2023 J200 Sydney ITF - Semi-Finalist
3. 2023 J60 Gold Coast ITF (5-9 July)- Winner
4. 2023 J60 Gold Coast ITF (12-16 July) - Winner
5. 2023 J30 Singapore ITF - Winner
6. 2022 U/14 Eddie Herr International Championships - Quarter Finalist
7. 2022 U/14 Australian National Claycourt Championship - Winner
8. Semi-Finals of J4 Seremban ITF (2022) at age of 14
9. Round 16 of J5 Darwin ITF (in 2021) at the age of 13
10. Division winner of U/12 Australian Championships (in 2019) at the age of 11

What makes you different?

I have a passion for tennis and love the challenges the sport has for all aspects of individual performance, partner performance for doubles and as a team representing School, State and Country. The inclusion of team based sport in a typically individual sport provides greater inclusion and support for players is of particular value to myself as the involvement of peers helps to bring the best out of my game.

What sets me apart from others is my willingness to be a pillar for others with a strong work ethic to support my team through thick and thin. My supportive team camaraderie helps to draw out the best in others and help the team pull through challenges.

Why do you want to compete in college?

College will provide me with two core functions. Firstly the competitive match play and involvement of peers and coaches to further support my career in tennis. Secondly, providing a solid foundation of education that can extend past my tennis career to ensure my future is secure.

I also enjoy the team environment in the midst of an individualised sport like tennis.

College Goals?

College goals
1. Obtain the necessary training and experience in tennis with the aim of becoming a professional tennis player
2. Work hard with my college's team and play my best to help my team to win.
3. Complete a health / sport related degree to secure a future career after tennis.

Anything else we should know?

I am a highly receptive and motivated player seeking to further my tennis career outside of Australia. I am always working to improve on my techniques and game tactics by taking on board the feedback from my coaches.

Education

H

High School

Year 11
Laurel Spring School

I am a Year 11 (in 2024) student at the Laurel Spring School. The subjects I am studying for this year are English, Algebra 2, Physics, Honors American History, Chinese.

Awards

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Recognition Award for State Representation, awarded by The Government of New South Wales.

2019
For representing state of New South Wales (NSW) in the National Bruce Cup Championship (Australia National Primary School Sports), and NSW team winning the Championship.
C

Catholic Primary School Sports Council Award

2019
For representing the Catholic Primary Schools and qualifying into the New South Wales state team in the National Bruce Cup Championships.
M

Most Valued Player - Presbyterian Ladies College

2020 and 2021
For representing the school in the Independent Girls School Sporting Association Sport, and achieving outstanding performance.
N

Nominee for Junior Player of the Year - by Tennis NSW Australia

2022
T

Tennis NSW Awards - Junior Female Athlete of the Year

2023
Winner of the Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award