Patton Set to Coach United States at International Collegiate Competition

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      BOISE, Idaho - Boise State men's tennis coach Greg Patton has been selected to help lead some of the top collegiate men and women's tennis players at the 2009 Master'U BNP Paribas, an eight nation international tennis tournament that will be held in Poitiers, France, Dec. 9-14.

      The Master'U BNP Paribas features eight teams comprised of college and university players from around the world. The U.S. will be competing for the second consecutive year, this time facing off against teams from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Mexico. The tournament is set in a best-of-seven format, with two men's and two women's singles matches, one men's and one women's doubles match, and one mixed doubles match.

      Patton will join University of Illinois women's tennis coach Michelle Dasso in coaching this year's U.S. team. Competing for the U.S. will be Steve Johnson (Southern California), Austin Krajicek (Texas A&M) and Eric Quigley (Kentucky) for the men, and Irina Falcom (Georgia Tech), Kristy Frilling (Notre Dame) and Caitlin Whoriskey (Tennessee) for the women.

      Coach Patton is in his 14th season leading the Broncos. During that time he has led Boise State to five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and five Western Athletic Conference titles. In 2009 Patton led the Broncos to a sweet 16 finish at the NCAA tournament.