Sebastien Mathieu
Sebastien Mathieu
Height: 6-0
Year: Freshman
Hometown: London, England
High School: Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle
Major: Undeclared Arts and Sciences

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015: SINGLES: finished with a 3-14 record on the year ... handled Gonzaga's Vicente Varas 6-4, 6-3 on April 18 to clinch the victory for Santa Clara ... captured a match-clinching victory over Sacramento State's Ayman Abdulwahab on April 15 ... picked up his first collegiate victory after overcoming Jonah Tahilan from Holy Names 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (3) on March 24. DOUBLES: finished with a 1-7 record with partner Michael Standifer ... duo bested Xander Veys and Taylor Cramer of UNC Wilmington 6-2 on January 23 ... 0-2 on the season with partner Ashot Khacharyan. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended public French school, Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, in London, England … high school team named semi-finalists during his first season with the squad … admitted into Advanced Apprenticeship on Sporting Excellence program between 2012-14 … qualified to play for Middlesen in United Kingdom Country Club … semi-finalist in Regional Tournament in 2014 … Men’s Regional Open finalist in 2011 … National Top 100 member between 2010-13 …  County Top 10 member in age group … competed in Aegon British Tours, ITFs and Junior Nationals in 2013 and 2014.

PERSONAL: Enjoys playing the piano, composing music and playing video games … son of Bruno and Haru Mathieu … has a younger sister, Beni (16) … coached tennis to children and adults at tennis club … aspires to obtain an ATP ranking ... studying in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Why he chose Santa Clara?

 “I chose Santa Clara University because it provides me the support and ability to play and learn high level tennis and education all at the same time. The number of students at the university is small which helps create an intimate and friendly community.”