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Mathieu Josserand Season 2023-24

Weight165 lbs
Height5-11
ClassJunior
HometownNeuilly sur Sens, France
Previous SchoolJames Madison
Exp.1L

HONORS
Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2023)
Academic All-Mountain West (2023)

2023-24 SEASON (As a Junior)
Doubles
– Played six times, all in tournaments… Went 2-1 with Robin Parts in the UCSB Fall Classic, beating UC Irvine’s Krishna/Sah 8-6 on Oct. 7 and Cal Poly’s Weststrate/Smith 8-7 (7-5) on Oct. 8… Also played three times with Andre Saleh.
 
Singles – Competed nine times, all in tournaments… Won his first two matches at the UCSB Fall Classic to advance to the Semifinals after beating Westmont’s Logan Thompson (6-3, 6-2 on Oct. 6) and Cal Poly’s Bastiaan Weststrate (6-4, 6-4 on Oct. 7) … Took Down New Mexico State’s Mathan Vassanth (6-0, 6-1) on January 12 in the National Collegiate Tennis Classic.
 
2022-23 SEASON (As a Sophomore)
Doubles – Competed in 20 matches including 10 of 18 dual matches with four partners… Played 14 times with Eugenio Gonzalez Fitzmaurice and beat Cal Poly’s Pellouchoud/Fonseca 8-3 (UCSB Fall Classic, Oct. 8), Loyola Marymount’s Otico/Padro Parra 6-2 (Feb. 17) and independents Mariga/Ziella 4-1, 5-3 (Pacific Coast Doubles Championships, Mar. 3)... Paired once with Alexander Mandma to beat UNLV’s Dabic/Bailey 8-4 in the Silverado Invitational on Sept. 25… Partnered up with Andre Saleh three times, Chikaya Sato once and Johannes Seeman once.

Singles – Competed in 20 matches including eight of 18 dual matches… Won six of his twelve decisions in tournaments… Earned three consecutive wins early in the fall by following up a win over Grand Canyon’s Loic Van Zeggelaar (6-0, 6-3, Wildcat Invitational, Sept. 18) with an undefeated Silverado Invitational (James Watt, Saint Mary’s, 6-1, 6-1, Sept. 23; Milos Dabic, UNLV, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 1-0 (10-5), Sept. 24)... Earned consecutive victories to close out the UCSB Fall Invitational by beating Brigham Young’s Redd Owen (6-3, 6-2, Oct. 8) and Saint Mary’s’ Thibaud Maxant (6-2, 6-2, Oct. 9)... Beat UC Irvine’s Lawee Sherif 7-6 (2), 4-6, 10-7 in the ITA Southwest Regional Championships on Oct. 22.

2021-22 SEASON (As a Freshman at James Madison)
Appeared in all 20 matches... Picked up his first career wins in both singles and doubles at the Jersey Mike's UNCW Invitational on Sept. 17... Put together a three match winning streak in doubles during tournament play... Played primarily at the sixth spot for singles, finishing with a 16-13 record including a 12-5 dual record... Opened dual play with a six match winning streak and put together a four match winning streak later in the season... Made the Dean's List and the CAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll in the Spring.

PRIOR TO COLLEGE
Competed in the 2018 French Junior Championships, making it to the doubles quarterfinals... Brought home the gold at the 2021 Roland Garros Junior, beating the top ranked junior and 2016 winner Luca Van Asche and the 12th ranked junior.

PERSONAL
Mathieu Josserand was born September 22, 2002, in Neuilly sur Seine, France... Son of Herve Josserand and Laetitia Pajani... Is majoring in philosophy... Lists his favorite athlete as Karim Benzema... Won multiple national titles and tournaments playing soccer for Paris Saint-Germain as a 13 year old.