Mathieu Thibaudeau



Alabama Highlights:

Sophomore Season (2006-07):

  • 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 season including 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.

Freshman Season (2005-06):

  • 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: Yvon Thibaudeau and Carmen Fortin
  • Matt is also an avid golfer