Patton and USA Collegiates Fall in Final
Dec. 4, 2017

Boise State head men’s tennis coach Greg Patton and the USA Collegiate National Team came up short on Sunday in France falling 4-2 to Great Britain in the final of the Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Championship.

The Americans fell just short of capturing their seventh-straight title and eighth in the last nine years, losing to the team from Great Britain on Sunday in the final of the world's most prestigious international college team event.

Patton and the Americans have now won seven titles and finished second twice in the last nine years.

The 2017 Master'U competition was held Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Lille, France, and featured teams from eight countries: Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia and the U.S.

The American team defeated France, 5-2, in the opening round and Germany, 4-2, in the semifinals before falling to the British team in Sunday's final.

"Congratulations to Team Great Britain on their Master'U title," said USTA Collegiate Tennis Director Stephen Amritraj. "We are incredibly proud of our athletes and coaches for Team USA for representing their country with full effort and class. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Master'U organization for running an amazing event."

UCLA sophomore Ena Shibahara, Pepperdine sophomore Ashley Lahey, UNC freshman Alle Sanford, Florida junior Alfredo Perez, USC sophomore Brandon Holt and UCLA senior Martin Redlicki represented the U.S. at the 2017 Master'U event. Boise State men’s coach Greg Patton and Ohio State women’s coach Melissa Schaub served as coaches for the team.

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