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Tigers Add Alex Favrot to 2015-16 Class

Tigers Add Alex Favrot to 2015-16 Class

CLEMSON, S.C. – Alex Favrot, a native of Lyon, France, has signed with the Clemson men’s tennis program, Head Coach Chuck McCuen and Associate Head Coach John Boetsch announced on Monday. Favrot comes to Clemson after a highly decorated junior career in France.

“We are excited to welcome Alex to the Clemson Family. His goals and the way he approaches academics and tennis match up perfectly with our program,” said Boetsch. “We look forward to helping him achieve his goals both on and off the court.”

Favrot’s junior career was highlighted by an appearance in the second round of singles play at the Rolland Garros Junior French Championships and semifinal appearances in doubles at the Australian Open Junior Championships and the Junior French Championships in 2012. His highest career rankings are 60th in the world junior rankings and 900th in the world professional rankings.

Favrot plays for Tennis Club de Lyon in France and spent the last four years training at the French Olympic Training Center with the French Federation. With Tennis Club de Lyon, he won the European Junior Championship in 2007. In 2011, Favrot and his team finished second at the European Winter Junior Championships. The team also boasts third place finishes at the European Summer Junior Championships and the World Junior Championships.

Favrot will be an international transfer student on campus this fall. He joins fellow Frenchman Daffra Sanon, a native of Paris, on the Tigers’ roster.