Written By: Jayna Nance for NM State Media Relations
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University men's tennis player Arthur Surreaux continues to see success this season with a 13-1 record while still continuing to improve his game.
The senior from Sainte-Adresse, France began playing tennis at barely the age of four-years-old and hasn't looked back since.
"My dad played tennis too, so I started playing with my brother and dad and really liked it," Surreaux said.
Surreaux came to NM State from Texas A&M at Corpus Christi in the spring of 2009. He posted an impressive 14-singles wins for the Aggies in his first season, tying for the team lead in singles.
During his second season with the Aggies Surreaux lead the team in singles with an outstanding 22 wins during the season. Now, in his third season with the Aggies, Surreaux is still advancing in the game and enjoying every second of life in Las Cruces.
"I love it here! It is very different from the culture that I am used to but it is always fun," Surreaux said.
Currently 13-1 this season, Surreaux is looking to continue to advance this season and beat his remarkable singles wins from last year focusing on "practicing hard and getting wins for the team."
Surreaux faced his first loss this season at the All-American Qualifying Tournament in Tulsa, Okla. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 against Benedikt Lindheim of Nebraska 6-3, 6-1
"I was very tired and because I was so tired it caused me to be weak and unable to focus," Surreaux said. "Now I am working on my conditioning so that I can be strong and focused at all times."
With a positive attitude and hard work and dedication driving him, Surreaux is eager for the remainder of the season and is looking forward to his match-up against his old school, Texas A&M at Corpus Christi.
"It is going to be exciting to see and play against my old team and coach but I am also always excited for every match," he said.
Surreaux is studying Marketing and Management and plans to try his luck as a professional tennis player after graduation.
The Aggies next match is set for Oct. 20-24 in Las Vegas, Nev. at the ITA Mountain Regional Championship.