Patton Coaches USA National Collegiate Team to Title
Greg Patton.

Dec. 2, 2013

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France - Boise State's Greg Patton, head men's tennis coach, helped coach the 2013 USA National Collegiate Team to its third consecutive Master'U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team championship this past weekend in France. The Americans swept through the competition winning all three matches with relative ease losing only two points out of 21. 

USA won the title with a decisive victory over Russia, Sunday, sweeping all seven matches for the shutout. The win gave the Americans their fourth championship in six trips to this event. The eighth annual Master'U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team tournament was held Nov. 29 thru Dec. 1 in Aix-en-Provence, France. 

The competition included teams from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Russia in a bracket-style team competition, with each match consisting of two men's and two women's singles matches, one women's and one men's doubles match and a mixed doubles match. 

Team USA team advanced to yesterday's final by defeating Ireland 6-1 in the quarterfinals, Friday, and France 6-1 in the semifinals, Saturday. 

Boise State men's coach Greg Patton has coached the USA team since 2009 and is 14-1 in international play. He has led the team to four world championships, also taking the title in 2009, 2011 and 2012. The team lost in the 2010 title match to France. 

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