WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The United States Tennis Association announced Thursday the American team that will compete in the sixth annual Master’U BNP Paribas, an international collegiate team competition held December 8-11 in Rouen, France. Virginia men’s tennis junior Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) was one of six players selected to compete for the United States and UVa women’s tennis coach Mark Guilbeau was named one of the team’s coaches.
The United States is one of eight nations competing in the event, along with
Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Spain. 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. The United States won the title in 2009 and was runner-up in 2010.
Jenkins is competing in the event for the first time. He is joined on the roster by Daniel Nguyen of USC, Wil Spencer of Georgia, Beatrice Capra of Duke, Jacqueline Cako of Arizona State and Lauren Embree of Florida.
Guilbeau and Boise State men’s tennis coach Greg Patton will coach the team for the second consecutive year.