UCLA Tennis Freshman Kaylan Bigun Makes History with French Open Boys’ Singles Victory

June 08, 2024 | Men’s Tennis

PARIS – In a stunning display of skill and determination, incoming UCLA men’s tennis freshman Kaylan Bigun secured the French Open junior boys’ singles title, making history as the first American to achieve this feat since 2015. The victory came after a hard-fought final match against Tomasz Berkieta of Poland, with Bigun emerging victorious with a score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Bigun’s journey to the championship was nothing short of remarkable. Seeded fifth in the tournament, he showcased his talent and resilience by defeating top competitors, including a comeback win against second-seeded Joel Schwaerzler of Austria in the semi-finals. This triumph at Stade Roland Garros marked Bigun’s first Grand Slam title, adding to his impressive list of accomplishments.

Hailing from West Hollywood, Calif., Bigun has consistently been recognized as a rising star in the tennis world. With a No. 6 ITF junior ranking and a recent victory at the Trofeo Bonfiglio in Milan, he has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with on the court. Alongside his talented teammates Rudy Quan and Leo von Bismarck, Bigun has helped solidify UCLA’s position as one of the top tennis programs in the country.

As the tennis community celebrates Bigun’s historic win, all eyes are on this young phenom as he continues to make his mark on the sport. With a bright future ahead, there is no doubt that Kaylan Bigun is a name to remember in the world of tennis.