Boise State's Greg Patton to Coach Team USA at Master'U BNP Paribas
Greg Patton has guided the team to four titles in five years.
Dec. 1, 2014

Boise State’s head men’s tennis coach Greg Patton left Monday to coach the United States collegiate team that will be competing at the ninth annual Master’U BNP Paribas World Championship in Rennes, France, Dec. 4-7. This is the sixth year in which Patton has been apart of the coaching team for the Americans at this prestigious event. His teams have won three straight titles and four of the last five.
   
“I am so thrilled to still have a job with the national team which is pretty good. I’m going on my sixth year in a row and they still asked me back,” said Patton. “But seriously, it is such an honor to be apart of this experience. I get to take America’s top collegiate men and women to this prestigious event in Europe, the Master’U BNP Paribas. It is a great honor and a unbelievable privilege for me and I cherish it greatly to be able to coach our national team at an international competition. It is a blessing and I take it seriously as do the players.”   
  
This tournament was created in 2006 through cooperation between the French University Sport Federation, the French Tennis Federation and BNP Paribas. This is a mixed tournament featuring eight international collegiate aged teams made up of three men and three women. Each match is head-to-head between teams and is decided on the results of seven matches: two women’s singles matches, two men’s singles matches, one ladies’ doubles, one men’s doubles and one mixed doubles.
   
This year’s American squad features two head coaches in Patton and Cal’s women’s head coach Amanda Augustus. The players include three men Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Virginia), Noah Rubin (Wake Forest) and Nathan Pasha (Georgia); as well as three women in Robin Anderson (UCLA), Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) and Julia Elbaba (Virginia). 
   
The eight nations competing this year are Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia and the United States. 

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