2019 Master'U Blog:
Winning start vs. hosts France
Coach Greg Patton | November 29, 2019
As Team USA looks to defend its Master’U BNP Paribas title and win the event for the ninth time in the last 11 years, Greg Patton–one of three Team USA coaches and the former Boise State men’s tennis head coach–will be writing a blog for USTA.com during the team’s stay in Grenoble, France. Stay tuned for daily updates, as competition is slated for Nov. 29-Dec. 1.
"Whew" and "Hallelujah" are the two emotions of Team USA, as we defeated an incredibly talented and tough French team in in the quarterfinals of the Master's U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition by a 4-2 score.
It is late here in Grenoble so I am going to make it short and sweet, for we have to sleep for a 7 a.m. wake up call to prepare for the semifinals. At the present time, Ireland is up against China, so we will meet the winner of that match.ADVERTISEMENT
Today's highlights inlcuded Keegan Smith coming back to win the opening match in three sets, and Michaela Gordon coming back from a 1-4 deficit in the second set to win five straight games to close out the set and match, 6-4. Our women's doubles team of Jada Hart and Alexa Graham were also spectacular in dominating the French women, 6-1, 6-0, to clinch the overall match in our favor.
USA 4, France 2
#2 Men's Singles: Keegan Smith (USA) def. Louis Dussin (FRA), 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
#2 Women's Singles: Alexa Graham (USA) def. Emmanuelle Salas (FRA) 6-3, 6-4
#1 Men's Singles: Ronan Joncour (FRA) def. Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA), 7-6, 6-2
#1 Women's Singles: Michaela Gordon (USA) def. Margaux Orance (FRA), 6-3, 6-4
Men: Dussin/Musitelli (FRA) def. Aleks Kovacevic/Alexandre Rotsaert (USA), 7-6, 4-6, [10-4]
Women: Jada Hart/Alexa Graham (USA) def. Dormet/Salas (FRA), 6-1, 6-0
For complete results, visit the Master'U website.