|High School:||Granada Hills HS|
Finished the season at 8-12, having recorded a 1-0 record at the No. 2 position, a 3-7 mark at the No. 3 spot and a 4-5 mark at the No. 4 position ... ended senior year at 4-4 in Big West matches ... posted two separate three-match winning streaks during the year ... named Big West Women's Tennis Player of the Week for play between Mar. 10-16, helping the Matadors post victories over Texas State (6-1) and UC Santa Barbara (5-2) ... secured match-winning point against Gauchos, defeating Charlotte Scatcliffe, 7-6, 7-6, in the No. 3 singles match ... defeated UC Riverside's Nadia Sakhakorn, 6-0, 6-0, in final Big West match of the season ... teamed with junior Victoria Brymer early in season in doubles play, finishing with a 7-8 record at No. 1 position ... tandem selected to All-Big West Doubles Second Team ... duo finished 4-2 in Big West action, all at top position ... later teamed with freshman Nina Jaworowski in doubles play, posting a 3-0 record ... joined forces with Kristy Fournell at Big West Championships, losing their semifinal match, 8-4, to UC Irvine's Ali Borowicz and Jessica Broadfoot.
Furuta posted a 13-5 singles record en route to earning Big West honorable mention accolades for the second straight season ... 17 of her 18 decisions came at #3 singles ... all but one of her 13 victories were in straight sets ... beat Pacific's Svenja Arens at the Big West Tournament (Apr. 27) ... went 5-2 during Big West regular-season play ... had two separate winning streaks of six matches from Feb. 14 to Mar. 15 and then from Apr. 3 to Apr. 27 ... also earned an All-Big West doubles award with partner Kanykey Koichumanova, being named to the honorable mention team for the second year in a row ... went 1-1 at #1 doubles with Koichumanova and 6-1 at #2 ... beat powerful Long Beach State tandem Stephanie Bengson and Katy Williams on Feb. 10 ... won seven straight with Koichumanova from Feb. 10 to Mar. 15 ... played her final eight doubles contests with Kristy Fournell, sporting a 7-1 mark at the #3 position ... won four straight with Fournell from Mar. 25 to Apr. 7 and three in a row from Apr. 16 to Apr. 28, including a pair of victories at the Big West Tournament.
Spent most of the season at the No. 2 and 3 positions and recorded a mark of 11-11 in singles play ... had a winning record of 9-4 at No. 3, while going 2-5 at No. 2 and 0-2 at No. 1 ... triumphed in the deciding match in the Matadors' Big West Tournament victory against UC Santa Barbara on Apr. 28, besting Andrea Pintar 6-3, 7-6 ... won five in a row from Mar. 20 to Apr. 8 ... 10 of her 11 victories came in straight sets ... went 15-7 in doubles play, including a 15-6 record with Kanykey Koichumanova ... had a 13-3 record at No. 2 doubles and a 2-3 mark at No. 1 with Koichumanova ... the sophomore duo teamed to win four straight to start the year and claimed nine in a row from Mar. 14 to Apr. 21.
Was second on the team with a 14-7 record as a freshman ... had a 3-1 mark from the No. 1 spot and an 11-6 record as a No. 2 ... won her first four matches to start the season, including a victory over Cal Poly's No. 1 Samantha Waller ... also defeated fellow No. 1's Kasey Knox (Eastern Washington) and Cheyne Ursich (Montana) ... had two separate, three-match winning streaks from Mar. 12-15 and Mar. 19-25 ... posted a 7-15 record in doubles play, going 7-14 with Yasuyo Hashimoto ... earned second-team All-Big West Conference honors in singles and honorable mention accolades in doubles.
GRANADA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
Furuta was a four-year letterwinner for Granada Hills High School ... helped the Highlanders claim consecutive City Section Championships in 2002-03 ... played at the No. 1 singles spot during her senior season and finished first individually at City Sections ... graduated in 2004.
Born on May 15, 1986 in Mission Hills, Calif. ... parents are Tomoko and Toshi Furuta ... has one older brother, Tora ... chose to attend CSUN because of the location ... enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends and going to the beach ... favorites include NBA star Allen Iverson, actors Colin Farrell and Cameron Diaz and singer Mariah Carey ... majoring in finance.