Melvin Manuel - Men's Tennis - Arkansas Razorbacks

Melvin Manuel

Senior | 6-2 | 185 | Les Alluets-le-Roi, France | CNED of Rennes

2023 SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Senior (2022-23) 
Singles Record: 9-11 dual // 1-9 SEC
Doubles Record: 12-10 dual // 0-8 SEC
In his senior season, Manuel opened dual play with a seven-match win streak in non-conference play. Manuel posted a 10-12 overall singles record, including a ranked win over Texas A&M’s No. 66 Raphael Perot. In doubles play, Manuel started the season playing primarily on court one with partner Stefanos Savva where the duo posted a 4-3 record. During conference play, Manuel teamed back up with Adrien Burdet in doubles to hold a 5-7 record. The duo had a ranked win over Tulsa’s No. 51 Kody Pearson and Connor Di Marco.

As a Junior (2021-22) 
Singles Record: 16-5 dual // 3-1 SEC
Doubles Record: 14-9 dual // 6-7 SEC
Opened the season winning seven of his first eight singles matches… Downed Mark Wallner at the No. 6 spot in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5, to help upset No. 3 Tennessee… Teamed with Adrien Burdet to beat No. 48 Billy Rowe/Blake Croyder of UGA, 7-6 (7-5)… The doubles duo of Manuel and Burdet earned three-straight wins in SEC matches against No. 20 Kentucky, LSU, and No. 12 Texas A&M.

As a Sophomore (2020-21) 
Singles Record: 8-10 dual // 3-6 SEC
Doubles Record: 7-5 dual // 2-3 SEC
In his second season as a Razorback, Manuel registered a 8-9 dual record in singles play and a 7-5 record in doubles play. Manuel began the dual season on a five-match win streak to help the Razorbacks start the season out 5-0. In the upset over No. 3 Tennessee, Manuel defeated Volunteer Mark Wallner, 6-2, 7-5, to help lead the Hogs to the 4-3 victory.

As a Freshman (2019-20)
*Season Ended Early Due To COVID-19* 
Singles Record: 6-6 dual // 0-2 SEC
Doubles Record: 7-3 dual // 1-1 SEC
Held a 3-1 singles record at the No. 4 spot … Earned a win over Reid Jarvis (Drake), 6-0, 6-3, in his first appearance as a Razorback … Defeated Rahul Dhokia in straight sets to help the Razorbacks upset No. 5 Baylor (Feb. 1), 4-3 … Ended his singles season with a pair of 6-0, 6-0 straight set wins against Pine-Bluff … Teamed with Jose Dominguez Alonso to lead the Razorbacks in doubles play with a 7-3 record … Finished the season in doubles play with a win over the pairing of Wilson/Slavic from No. 14 Ole Miss.

In high school
Won the region title with club team T.C. Plaisin and was coached by former Mississippi State All-American Christophe Damiens (1991). Melvin is majoring in Finance with an emphasis in Financial Investment and Management.