|Hometown:||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|High School:||St. David's Marist|
FMU: First-year player at FMU....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2017 (fall).
PERSONAL: Born Matthew Thornton Astell in Perth, Australia....A graduate of St. David's Marist school....Nickname is Matt.
PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Professional Rugby player for the New Zealand All Blacks....Favorite Superhero when growing up: Batman....Favorite Athletes: Ma'a Nonu or Conor Mcgregor....Favorite Sports Teams: New Zealand All Blacks and Crusaders....Favorite Movie: Avatar....Favorite TV Shows: Adventure Time and Friends....Favorite Food: Any Asian food....Favorite Vacation Spot: Langebaan (by the sea)....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Rugby....Favorite Website (outside social media): YouTube....Favorite Social Media Site: Whatsapp ....Instagram Account: mattastell ....Your Motivation Music: Rap....Favorite Thing About FMU: Friendliness that everyone has shown to help me prepare to come and the willingness to help.....Favorite Off-Field Activity: Browsing YouTube....Goals for Upcoming Season: Have fun, play the best tennis I can and achieve academically....Hobbies: Golf....Interesting Notes: I won a few doubles ITFs and won doubles nationals.