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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available positions2
Total ballots28
Valid votes28
Invalid votes0


Round Sofia Mandich Pauline Vessière Jacopo Astolfi Alexander Mearns RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 13.00 2.00 9.00 3.00 1.00 0.00 3.66 9.33
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 9.34. Candidate Sofia Mandich has reached the threshold and is elected. Candidates have surplus votes so surplus votes will be transferred for the next round.
2 9.34 3.08 11.16 3.36 1.00 0.06 1.82 9.30
Count after transferring surplus votes from Sofia Mandich. Candidate Jacopo Astolfi has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winners are Sofia Mandich and Jacopo Astolfi.

Number of vacancies: 2


Pauline Vessière
I have been a member of UCL tennis for three years so I believe I have the right knowledge and experience to be a LUSL captain. Having been on the team before I understand what matters to the other team members. Training at reasonable times and close to UCL will be my main priority. I will also try to improve communication between team members and make this experience as pleasant as possible for everyone.
I am convinced I am the right person for this position as I have been team captain multiple times in Germany before coming to UCL. I had to organize matches, choose players, and decide on strategies.

Thank you :)
Sofia Mandich
I hope everyone’s been safe and well. I am running for LUSL captain again because it is a team I care for very much. I want to focus on creating a good community of players no matter the circumstances. Because times can be unpredictable and change very quickly, I want the team to be able to adapt to new situations. Hopefully, with the vaccination plan going well, in-person training won’t be disrupted. In this case, I think trainings should be focused on match play along with some games and drills, to make the sessions both productive and enjoyable. If social events are back on next year, I would love to organize team dinners or picnics for LUSL players to build a sense of community. In planning for the unlikely event that restrictions are re-introduced, I think that keeping team spirit up is key. Organizing monthly Zoom calls with the team would be a good way for LUSL players to keep in touch (although hopefully we’ll spend more time next year on the court than on Zoom). After what’s been a unique year for everyone, I am committed to making the next academic year a great one for both the LUSL team and tennis society as a whole.
Alexander Mearns
My name is Alec Mearns. Tennis has been a part of my life for the last 8 years. I have assumed both the role of a player and a coach. I played competitively with the Junior Tennis Champion Center in the U.S. before joining the varsity tennis team in my first year of high school. I played singles on the varsity team throughout my time in high school. My team elected me first captain for my penultimate and final years at school. In order to solidify my leadership skills, I did not shy away when elected captain of the varsity squash and varsity cross-country teams along side of my role as tennis captain. I know what it is required to lead on and off the tennis court successfully. I also know that a primary role of any good team captain is to offer their players coaching and support. I have honed my coaching skills as a tennis coach since 2015. I can structure dynamic practice sessions and am also undertaking my National U.S. Academy of Sports Medicine personal training certification which will allow me to incorporate fully developed fitness training sessions for the team. My leadership skills and hours of coaching practice offer a powerful combination to lead the LUSL Team through a victorious future season. While these moments of victory are to be celebrated, and certainly will be if I’m elected LUSL captain, of equal importance are the losses which I believe truly forge the team. I am certainly not the best tennis player, but I know what makes a championship-winning team.
Jacopo Astolfi
As a prospective LUSL captain, I aim to fulfil a couple of realistic and smart targets by the end of the next academic year.
Firstly, I aim to increase involvement between BUCS and LUSL teams in tennis through internal tournaments and activities organised with next year's captains. This would benefit both the BUCS team and LUSL team. I hope to make trainings a stimulating environment for all those who participate, and want trainings to be one of the many ways to meet people of the UCL tennis society - people you will look forward going to (COVID permitting) socials! By giving my all, I'll try to place trainings at the closest place available and at the most suitable times - perhaps taking polls to see which time frame suits best. I would also do this to maximise participation and attendance to the sessions.
I do believe that I would make a good fit for the role. I have already led clubs and societies at my previous high school (as well as contributing to my school's tennis team victory in various local tournaments). I was also my school's deputy head student: it has led me to learn how to engage with people and act as a leader when there's the need. I have also handled successfully a large number of people already. The good organization and interpersonal skills I have acquired through these previous roles allow me to be prepared for the job.