Manon De Lanlay
Place of Birth: Arcachon, France
University: University of Bordeaux (FRA)
Published: 15 December 2017
Briefly describe how and why did you get involved in Tennis?
I began to play tennis when I was a little girl in my town, thanks to my grandmother who loved tennis. My family loves the spirit of sport, and we never stopped doing different sport activities (biking, skiing, running...) in my childhood.
"Our EUSA experience this summer
in Madrid was just unbelievable!"
What do you study? How do you balance your study, trainings and competitions?
I am doing a medical school in Bordeaux for 6 years now. My goal is to become a sport’s doctor to share my two passions: sport and medicine. It is not easy to practice a lot and play tennis at the same time, our week is pretty busy all the time but it is really exciting and important for me to make a good balance between both activities.
Tell us about your experience of the European Universities Championships 2017. Is this your first time at an EUSA event?
Our EUSA experience this summer in Madrid was just unbelievable! Tennis is a single sport and you are always alone, and it is really special for my teamates and me to share this experience all together. We were teammates but anyway good friends too, and because we added the title of European Universities Champions it was really perfect!
"I want to thank all of the organization of
EUSA for making this event so special for us"
In 2018 the European Universities Games 2018 will take place in Coimbra, Portugal, do you hope to be there? Why do you think university sport events are important?
Bordeaux is really determined to try to win again next year in Coimbra! It will be difficult but again I am sure that will make amazing memories, and that is the most important thing.
This is your chance! What is your message to European students like yourself?
I want to thank all of the organization of EUSA for making this event so special for us and to make memories for the rest of our lives, if you are a student, do your best to take part in EUG Coimbra 2018!
EUSA would like to congtratulate Manon and the rest of the University of Bordeaux team on their gold medal performance in Madrid. We hope we can enjoy your tennis at the European Universities Games Coimbra 2018!