Tuesday, December 5, 2023

W&M’s Alexandre Leblanc Wins Universal Tennis College Circuit Event

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — Graduate student Alexandre Leblanc won the Universal Tennis College Circuit event at the Mackesy Tennis Center on Sunday.

Leblanc opened the day with a nearly spotless 6-1, 6-0 win over Matthew Staton. In the championship match against teammate Satchel Benn, the Kentucky transfer won the opening set in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (7), before claiming the event championship with a 6-4 victory in the second set. Leblanc moved to 7-1 in singles action during the fall.

Benn picked up his fourth win of the tournament and moved into the championship match with a 6-4, 6-3 over freshman teammate Oliver Hague. Benn is 6-2 in singles action during the fall.

Up Next
The Tribe returns to action next week at the River City Tennis Open in Richmond, Oct. 6-8.

W&M Results from the UTR Tournament
Flight A Semifinals
Satchel Benn (W&M) def. Oliver Hague (W&M) – 6-4, 6-2
Alexandre Leblanc (W&M) def. Matthew Staton – 6-1, 6-0

Flight A Finals
Alexandre Leblanc (W&M) def. Satchel Benn (W&M) – 7-6 (7), 6-4

Consolation Singles Matches
Matija Samardzic (Liberty) def. Nikita Bortnichek (W&M) – 6-3, 6-3
Ernst Gouws (Liberty) def. Sean Joseph (W&M) – 6-3, 6-3

Doubles Match Play
Gouws/Samardzic (Liberty) def. Hansen/Bortnichek (W&M) – 6-4

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