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Jason Boudreau, rising Sudbury tennis star, lands U.S. scholarship

Sudbury resident Jason Boudreau is packing up his tennis racquets and heading to play on the outdoor courts at a California University.
Jason Boudreau got the chance to meet rising Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard at the Rexall Centre in Toronto last summer. (Supplied)

Sudbury resident Jason Boudreau is packing up his tennis racquets and heading to play on the outdoor courts at a California University.

Boudreau, who has been playing tennis in Sudbury since the age of 11, will play as a prospect for the National Collegiate Athletic Association at Concordia University Irvine.

Boudreau accepted a scholarship offer from the school this week.

"Just signing with the school this week means a lot to me. We will see how I go, day-by-day, match-by-match," he said.

The young tennis player, who trains at the Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre, was spotted by a recruiter while playing in some national competitions. Boudreau said that led to the scholarship offer.

"I can't wait for the transition to be playing in California for sure."

Boudreau will also study exercise science with the goal of becoming an athletic therapist, should his dream of playing professional tennis not materialize.

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