Team USA names
2019 Master'U squad
Arthur Kapetanakis | October 30, 2019
After winning an eighth Master'U title last winter, Team USA is out for a repeat at the 2019 event in Grenoble, France, with six collegiate stars set to take the court for their country.
The 2019 BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition will take place in Grenoble, France, from Nov. 29-Dec. 1, as the U.S. looks to claim title No. 9 in the 14th edition of the annual contest. It will be Team USA's 12th time vying for the trophy.
Jada Hart (Sr., UCLA; Colton, Calif.), a 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles All-American and NCAA singles quarterfinalist, is the lone returner from the 2018 title-winning team. Hart (pictured above) will be joined on Team USA by: Aleks Kovacevic (Sr., Illinois; New York), a 2019 singles All-American ranked No. 6 in the nation in collegiate singles; Alexandre Rotsaert (Soph., Stanford; Boca Raton, Fla.), an All-Pac 12 selection as a freshman; Keegan Smith (Jr., UCLA; San Diego), a 2019 NCAA men's doubles champion; Michaela Gordon (Jr., Stanford; Saratoga, Calif.), a two-time singles All-American and 2019 Pac-12 Singles Player of the Year; and Alexa Graham (Sr., UNC; Garden City, N.Y.), a 2019 singles All-American and two-time doubles All-American.ADVERTISEMENT
Team USA stalwart and former Boise State men’s coach Greg Patton returns to travel with and coach the team, alongside UCLA women's associate head coach Rance Brown.
Photo Gallery: Meet Team USA
Billed as “the world event of university tennis,” Master’U is college’s answer to Fed Cup and Davis Cup. Each team match consists of two men’s and two women’s singles matches, one women’s and one men’s doubles match, and a mixed doubles match. The competition started in 2006, with the host nation France winning the first two editions.
During the event, complete results from each day of play can be found by visiting the Master’U BNP Paribas website.
Past U.S. representatives in the Master’U competition include Steve Johnson (USC), Danielle Collins (Virginia), Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA), Austin Krajicek (Texas A&M), Irina Falconi (Georgia Tech), Jarmere Jenkins (Virginia), Marcos Giron (UCLA), Noah Rubin (Wake Forest), Chris Eubanks (Georgia Tech) and Francesca Di Lorenzo (Ohio State).
For complete U.S. team history, visit the Master'U history page on the USTA National Campus website.