Matt Astell
Matt Astell
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
High School: St. David's Marist
Major: Industrial Engineering

FMU: 2-year returning letterman....Team 2019 MVP....Posted seven singles wins in 2019, playing between positions No.1,2,3,4....10-8 doubles mark occupying the No.3 spot (5-4 in PBC play)....Played most of freshman season (2018) in the number three singles and doubles positions....Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 2019-20....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2019....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2017 (fall), 2018 (fall), 2019 (spring).


  • Born Matthew Thornton Astell in Perth, Western Australia
  • Graduate of St. David's Marist school
  • Nickname is Fatty Matty


  • As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up:  A country singer
  • Favorite Superhero: Thor
  • Favorite Athlete:  Nick Krygios 
  • Favorite Sports Team:  Maroons
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show: The room
  • Favorite Food: Sushi
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Fiji
  • Instagram Account: mattastell
  • Your Motivation Music: K pop
  • Favorite Thing About FMU:  The people and the weather
  • Favorite Off-Field Activity:  Lawn bowls 
  • Goals for Upcoming Season:  Do better than we did last year and become ranked Top-20 in the nation as a team
  • Why you first chose your sport: My friends played it and thats how I got into it
  • The biggest mental challenge to you improving faster: I need to stay relaxed more and not be so hard on myself
  • Interesting Notes: I won a few doubles ITFs and won doubles nationals 
  • Brush With Greatness:  DJ Hutchie 


Year      Singles          Doubles   
2019 7-12 10-8
2018 4-13 6-12
Totals 11-25 16-20