FALL 2008: Nationally ranked in the ITA preseason standings in both singles (No. 57) and doubles (No. 14)... Earned a 7-3 singles record and 6-2 doubles record...Invited to compete at the D'Novo/ITA Men's All-American Championships in both singles and doubles...Made it all the way to the third round of the singles qualifying draw at the All-American Championship...Ended the season with four straight wins capped off by a 6-4, 6-1 victory over No. 50 Lucas Jovita of South Florida 6-4, 6-1 to win his draw at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships.
2007 (JUNIOR): Second Team All-SEC... NCAA Doubles Championships... Ranked as high as No. 12 nationally in doubles and No. 88 in singles during the spring campaign... Started the fall campaign ranked No. 97 in singles and No. 5 in doubles... Posted a 7-5 singles record and a 7-7 doubles record... Won three out of four singles matches at the Olympia Fields Invitational... Made it to the round of 16 at the ITA Regional Championships in singles... Made first appearance at the ITA National Indoor Championships in doubles with partner Daniel Buikema... Tallied three consecutive doubles wins at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships before falling to Virginia's Ted Angelinos and Lee Singer in the final of the top doubles bracket
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Finished the season with 23 total singles wins and 25 doubles wins and a No. 26 national ranking in doubles with teammate Dan Buikema... Tied Javier Bes for second on the team in singles victories with 23... Became the second Alabama player to reach 20 wins this season... Posted an 11-1 singles record from the No. 5 slot... Won first four SEC matches including a win over No. 33 Robbye Poole of Ole Miss... Made it to the first round of the NCAA doubles tournament with partner Buikema... Thibaudeau and Buikema had a big win over No. 7 Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey of Virginia... Clinched four matches for the Tide this seasonincluding the match-winning point against Auburn for the second year in a row... Finished strong with wins in his last three singles matches and nine of the last 10 doubles contests... Teamed with Dan Buikema in doubles for a 10-3 record... Claimed doubles wins over No. 58 Sayer and Lloyd of Radford and No. 28 Piotrs Necajeus and Artem Kuznetsoc of MSU... Earned five wins with Buikema to advance to the finals of the ITA Southeast Regionals... Won all three singles and all four doubles matches at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Played primarily at the No. 3 slot in singles and the top spot in doubles during dual matches... Won his first three contests in the dual season... Defeated Auburn's Milan Krnjetin in straight sets twice in one week, once to clinch the Tide's dual match win over the Tigers... Teamed with Joseph Jung to knock off No. 22 Marko Rajevac and David North of Georgia Tech, 8-6, in doubles... Won his first collegiate doubles match with Jung as his partner against Vanderbilt's Nicky Cromydas and Nathan Sachs... Did not compete in the fall season for the Tide
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2005 Canadian National Singles Champion... Six-time Canadian National Doubles Champion... Serve has been clocked at 130 mph... Won three consecutive Quebec Provincial Championships... Won prestigous Eddie Hurr Under 16 Doubles title... Won two silver medals at the 2005 Canada Games
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Born on June 12, 1987...Parents are Yvon Thibaudeau and Carmen Fortin... Matt is also an avid golfer