RICHMOND, Va. – The weather outside may be freezing, but indoors, Thibaut Charron has remained hot. On Tuesday, the former VCU Men's Tennis star captured the Virginia State Indoor Singles and Doubles Championships at the Country Club of Virginia.
Charron upended top-seeded Michal Ciszek, 6-4, 7-6 (1) and joined a number of former Rams as State Indoor Singles Champion. Charron, VCU's No. 1 singles player the last two seasons, jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first set and held on for the victory.
For his efforts, Charron, who will finish his degree in finance at VCU in May, picked up a first prize of $1,000.
The French national also combined with Alexis Heugas for a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory in the doubles final over Carl Clark and Romain Ambert, himself a three-time Virginia State Indoor champ.
Charron was 23-7 last season in singles play for the Rams. He reached the NCAA Singles Tournament and finished the year with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's No. 31 singles ranking.
In addition, former Ram and State Women's Champ Tatsiana Uvarova and Callie Whitlock were awarded the women's double crown after Olena Leonchuk and Kateryna Yergina defaulted.
LINKS: Charron Dominates Men's Indoor Title Match (Richmond Times-Dispatch).