Patton to Coach U.S. in International Tennis Competition

BOISE, Idaho - The United States Tennis Association announced, Thursday (Nov. 18), that Boise State men's tennis coach Greg Patton has been selected to help lead the U.S. for the second consecutive year at the Master'U BNP Paribas international collegiate tennis competition. The event, which is scheduled for Dec. 9-12 in Rouen, France, will feature eight teams made up of some of the top college and university players from around the world.

Patton was one of two coaches that helped guide the U.S. to the 2009 Master'U BNP Paribas title. This year he will join Mark Guilbeau, the head women's tennis coach at the University of Virginia, to lead the U.S. Patton and Guilbeau will be coaching a roster of six players; three men and three women.

The men's portion of the U.S. roster is composed of Sekou Bangoura (University of Florida), Reid Carleton (Duke University) and Austin Krajicek (Texas A&M University). The women, meanwhile, will be represented by Kristy Frilling (Notre Dame University), Maria Sanchez (University of Southern California) and Allie Will (University of Florida).

The U.S. will look to defend its title against a very competitive field that includes teams from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Switzerland. The teams will compete in a best-of-seven format consisting of two men's and two women's singles matches, one men's and one women's doubles match, and one mixed doubles match.

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