U.S. wins sixth straight

Master’U championship

E.J. Crawford  |  December 4, 2016
<h1>U.S. wins sixth straight</h1>
<h2>Master’U championship</h2>

Team USA continued its dominance at the 2016 Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition, defeating Russia in the final, 4-1, in Marcq-En-Barouel, France, to wrap up its sixth consecutive title and its seventh overall.

University of North Carolina senior Hayley Carter led the way for the U.S., going 3-0 in singles, 3-0 in doubles and 1-0 in mixed doubles. Against Russia, the collegiate No. 1 won her singles match and teamed with UCLA freshman Ena Shibahara to post a victory in women’s doubles.

Ohio State sophomore Francesca Di Lorenzo also posted a victory in women’s singles and Georgia Tech junior Christopher Eubanks won his men’s singles match to account for the four points the Americans needed to defeat the Russians.

During the event, Di Lorenzo went 3-0 in singles and Eubanks went 2-0. Also competing for Team USA were Stanford junior and two-time Master’U champion Tom Fawcett and Northwestern senior Strong Kirchheimer.

The U.S. defeated Ireland in the quarterfinals and Germany in the semifinals to advance to the title match. Each match at the Master’U competition consisted of two men’s and two women’s singles matches, one women’s and one men’s doubles match and a mixed doubles match.

Results from all three days can be found by visiting the Master’U BNP Paribas website.
 
Boise State men’s coach Greg Patton and Ohio State women’s coach Melissa Schaub coached the team.

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Pictured above: From L to R: Coaches Greg Patton and Melissa Schaub, Francesca Di Lorenzo, Christopher Eubanks, Strong Kirchheimer, Hayley Carter, Tom Fawcett and Ena Shibahara.

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