After successfully completing his first season on the tennis circuit under the colors of Laval University’s Rouge et Or, Jonquiérois Félix Roy-Arseneault is preparing to start a series of tournaments in France.
From May 3 to May 23, the Jonquiérois plans to take part in eight singles tournaments and his program should improve on a few doubles tournaments that he will do with his teammate of the Rouge et Or, Élliot Bisson. For the moment, he is registered at the Brignon Open, at the Open tournaments of TC Castries and at the Open Calvisson.
In recent months, the Saguenéenne racquet has had an excellent season by taking part in the Quebec University Championships held in early April at the IGA Stadium in Montreal. At stake, both men and women, a ticket to represent Quebec at the Canadian Championships, presented on the sidelines of the Rogers Cup, in Montreal, this summer.
In addition to Laval University, the University of Montreal Carabins (undefeated this season), the Concordia University Tennis Club and the McGill Tennis Team competed in this tournament. A member of the Rouge et Or, Roy-Arseneault gave a great start to his team by winning his two semifinal games in singles and doubles against McGill.
In the final against the Carabins, the Saguenéen reiterated his feat by winning both his matches in singles and doubles (with Bisson). “With his singles triumph of 1-6, 7-6 (8) and 6-2, he allowed other players on his team to believe in their chances of winning the championship as he was one of the first to play his simple, “explains his mother, Martine Roy. However, even though his teammates battled hard, it was the Carabins who won the other singles matches to win 5-2.
The young man can draw a very positive assessment of his first season on the circuit which includes representatives of six universities. In singles, the Jonquiérois has nine wins in 10 games and has celebrated in doubles. He has only suffered two losses in 20 games under the colors of the Rouge et Or.
With such a record, it’s no wonder he’s one of five student-athletes who earned the title of star player of the 2018-1920 tennis season.
It should be noted that Felix Roy-Arseneault was in a country of acquaintance when he joined the Rouge et Or. Indeed, the two coaches of the team are Jacques Bordeleau, from the Bordeleau family of Chicoutimi-Nord, and Jean-Sébastien Lavoie, who is a graduate of the sport-studies program supervised by Caroline Delisle and Jean-Arnaud Poirel. In addition, one of his team-mates, Tommy Villeneuve, is also a Saguenean from sport-studies in tennis (junior high performance program Delisle-Poirel).