Alicia Côté has only been playing table tennis competitively for about five years, but she has already appeared in her first senior international event, having been a member of the Canadian squad that competed at the World Team Cup in Dubai in January. She followed that with a trip to the Canada Winter Games in Prince George where she won mixed doubles gold and singles bronze. In 2014 she won the U15 singles title at the national championships and competed at the ITTF World Junior Championships. She also won the Quebec provincial title in the U15 division while finishing third in the U18 division. Côté began to believe she could be competitive on the international scene after she defeated the 11th ranked girl in the world in her age group and then came within a hair of beating the 10th ranked girl.
Family: Parents Serge Côté and Louise Lauzon… Older brother Jacob… Getting into the Sport: Started playing table tennis at age 10… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading… Attends École Marie-Rivier Drummondville in the sport-studies program… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Ali… Role model is Ai Fukuhara because she likes her style of play… Tries to eat the same thing that she ate before winning an important match…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
ITTF WCh (junior): 2014 – group round (singles), Rd of 32 (doubles), Rd of 64 (mixed doubles), 17th (team)