Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
TULSA, Okla.—Two members of the University of Hawai’i men’s tennis team—Axel Labrunie and Guillaume Tattevin—competed in the 2022 ITA Men’s All-American Championships Pre-Qualifying Round(s) on Saturday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center (University of Tulsa).
Labrunie opened with a win over Oral Roberts’ Gustavo Pinho in three sets to advance to the Round of 128. Labrunie battled back after dropping the first set to knock off Pinho, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2. In the Round of 126, Labrunie fought hard but fell to UC Santa Barbara’s Pablo Masjuan, in straight sets, 7-6 (4), 6-4.
Tattevin also fought valiantly, but lost to Temple’s Leo Raquin in a third set tie-breaker. Tattevin won the opening set by a break, but dropped the final two frames, 5-7, 6-1, 7-6(2). Tattevin will take on Nick Watson in a consolation match on Sunday. cv