Four University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa men’s tennis players earned All-Big West accolades. Andre Ilagan was named to the All-Big West First Team for the fourth time and partner Lucas Labrunie was also named to the All-Big West First Team. Axel Labrunie was selected to the All-Big West Second Team in singles while earning Honorable Mention honors in doubles with partner Kilian Maitre.
Ilagan became the first UH player and just the seventh men’s tennis player in Big West history to be named to the conference’s First Team for all four years. Ilagan recorded a team-best 16-3 overall record while going 4-0 in conference matches. He won his last 15 decisions in a row. During his UH career, he has been ranked in the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) poll for 38 total weeks—including the last 36-consecutive weeks dating back to December 8, 2022.
With a season of eligibility left, Lucas Labrunie returned for one last go-around. He and doubles partner Ilagan rejoined forces and earned All-Big West honors for the third time. In 2019, Ilagan and Lucas Labrunie were named as a doubles Honorable Mention selection, and they combined to earn First Team honors in both 2021 and this season. This season Ilagan and Lucas Labrunie posted a 5-4 overall doubles record.
After honorable mention singles honors last year, Axel Labrunie raised his game and was voted to the All-Big West Singles Second Team in 2023. This season, he played primarily at No. 2 for most of the season. He had an 8-7 overall record while going 2-2 in conference. He finished the season strong winning three of his last four decisions.
Axel Labrunie paired with Maitre to garner honorable mention in doubles. For Axel Labrunie, it is the third-straight season earning honorable mention honors in doubles and Maitre’s first post-season honor. Together the pair recorded a team-best 13-3 overall record. The duo won their first 12-straight decisions of the season.