December 9th, 2015
Florida’s Collins Leads U.S. to 5th Straight Master’U Int. Collegiate Title
University of Virginia senior Danielle Collins of St. Petersburg, Fla., led a team of top U.S. collegiate players to the United States’ fifth straight Master’U BNP Paribas title, beating host France 4-1 in the final last Sunday in Rennes, France.
The event features eight teams composed of college and university players from around the world.
Collins, the 2014 NCAA singles champion, and Stanford sophomore Tom Fawcett each went undefeated in singles (2-0), doubles (1-0) and mixed doubles (1-0) matches over three days of competition. Also on the U.S. team were UCLA junior Mackenzie McDonald (Piedmont, Calif.), Georgia senior Austin Smith (Cumming, Ga.), along with Florida sophomore Brooke Austin (Indianapolis) and Cal junior Maegan Manasse (Redondo Beach, Calif.) who won in women’s doubles to clinch the title.
Prior to the final the U.S. defeated teams from Great Britain and Germany. Each match 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.
Boise State men’s coach Greg Patton and California women’s coach Amanda Augustus coached the team. Patton chronicled the team’s experience in an online journal at www.usta.com/College-Tennis/2015_masteru_bnp_paribas_us_team_blog/.
For full results go to the Master’U BNP Paribas website at www.master-u-bnpparibas.com/cmsms/index.php.