Hayley Carter from the University of North Carolina, the best-ranked Collegiate player in the States, will lead the USA at the Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition, from December 1-4 in Marcq-en-Baroeul, France.
Women's section is backed by a two-time USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Champion Francesca Di Lorenzo (Ohio State) and the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships finalist Ena Shibahara (UCLA). Christopher Eubanks, currently ranked 5th in the Collegiate rankings, will be the strongest player in the men's part of the team, followed by the 6th-ranked Tom Fawcett and Strong Kirchheimer. Boise State men’s coach Greg Patton and Ohio State women’s coach Melissa Schaub will make the coaching team that will travel to France.
The United States squad will compete against the selected Collegiate teams from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Russia, seeking the 6th title in a row and the 7th in the last 8 years. Tom Fawcett was a part of the team last year so he can bring the experience to the other players, and in the last years, some notable players were part of the USA squad in this competition, like Steve Johnson, Irina Falconi, Austin Krajicek, Maria Sanchez, Mackenzie McDonald and Danielle Collins.
All ties will include two men's and two women's singles matches, men's and women's doubles match and a mixed doubles match as well.
“Master’U is effectively the Davis Cup and Fed Cup of collegiate tennis,” said USTA Collegiate Tennis Director Stephen Amritraj. “We’re excited to have another strong group of players on this year’s ‘Team USA,’ going for a ‘six-peat.’’SOURCE: http://www.goheels.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3350&ATCLID=211298048 ALSO READ: Auburn Tigers welcome Madeline Meredith for the next fall