Attended Torrey Pines HS in San Diego, Calif... Was the team captain of his varsity tennis team... Succeeded to be named CIF Division I First Team as well as CIF All Division Team... Was named All Avocado League First Team... Competed to be Avocado League Doubles Champion and CIF Doubles Champion with partner Gannon Nicoll... Furthered his HS career to be named Most Valuable player as well as Most Improved Player Awards under coach Ann Meigs.
In 2009 was ranked No. 19 in So. Calif. Year to Date Points Standings (Open), No. 47 in 2009 So. Calif. Seeding List (Open), and No. 349 Nationally... On www.tennisrecruiting.net was ranked No. 126... Axel was a Doubles Finalist in the 107th Annual So. Calif. JR Sectional Championships with partner Gannon Nicoll... He was also a doubles finalist in the Orange County Junior Open with partner Sam Todd... Singles finalist in the 46th Annual Northridge-Matador Junior Tournament.
Axel was born in Lyon, France and speaks Spanish and French fluently... Is now at UCSB currently undeclared but is pursuing two minors in Spanish and French... Has been playing Tennis for over 11 years... His most memorable sports moment was winning CIF... Lists his hobbies as surfing, swimming, drawing and competing... Favorite athlete is tennis star Fernando Verdasco... Favorite movies include Fight Club, Saving Private Ryan, Matrix and Gladiator... Son of Catherine and Jean Michael.