About Ena

Ena Shibahara in Palos Verdes

Ena’s competitive spirit has been apparent since she began playing tennis with her father and brothers at age 7. They were her inspiration and her primary coaches. Since her first tournament at age 8, Shibahara has shown skill, dedication, and leadership beyond her years.

At Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Ena was a four-time season MVP. She completed her freshman season at UCLA, where she finished at No. 4 in the NCAA Division I Women’s National Singles Rankings and was named All-American for the 2017 season.

With no shortage of passion and determination, this aspiring young professional is on a mission to become a Grand Slam Champion.

Fast Facts

Date of Birth
February 12th 1998
Hometown
Rancho Palos Verdes
Height
5’7″ (175 cm)
Dominant Hand
Right
Coach
Yoshi Shibahara (father)
Shuhei Shibahara (Hitting Coach and Brother)
Goal
Grand Slam Champion
Hobbies
Shopping, hiking & listening to music
Favorite Tennis Player
Roger Federer
Professional tennis player Ena Shibahara

503

Career High Singles Rank

15

Career High Doubles Rank

Accolades

1st Place: WTA Premier Abu Dhabi Women's Open - Doubles

1st Place: WTA Premier Yarra Valley Classic - Doubles

Quarterfinalist: WTA Grand Slam Australian Open - Doubles

Quarterfinalist: WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros

Round of 16: WTA Grand Slam US OPEN

1st Place: WTA Premier St. Petersburg - Doubles

WTA Federation Cup - TEAM JAPAN Doubles 

Round of 16: WTA Grand Slam Australian Open

 

1st Place: WTA 125k Oracle Challenger Series Newport Beach - Doubles 

1st Place: WTA Premier VTB Kremlin Cup - Doubles

1st Place: WTA International Tianjin Open - Doubles

1st Place: ITF Women's Doubles- Kurume

1st Place: WTA 125K New Port Beach - Doubles

1st Place: ITF Women’s Doubles - Baton Rouge 
1st Place: ITF Women’s Doubles - Lexington
1st Place:  ITF Women’s Doubles - Stockton
1st Place:  ITF Women’s Doubles - Lawrence
1st Place: ITF Women’s Doubles - Norman 
NCAA Pac12 MVP

1st Place: Oracle ITA Masters Mixed Doubles w/ B. Holt
2nd Place: Oracle ITA Masters - Singles
ITA Rookie of the Year & ITA All-American
1st in NCAA Singles Ranking

1st Place: Oracle ITA Masters - Singles
2nd Place: Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American - Singles
1st Place: US Open Girls Open w/ Jada Hart
4x All-America & 3x MVP
4x National High School All-American & 3x MVP
3x CIF Team & Individual Champion

1st Place: Ojai Valley Open Tournament Singles & Doubles w/ Jada Hart

2nd Place: US Open National Playoffs Mixed Doubles w/Shuhei Shibahara

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