Dec. 17, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) helped the United States claim the Master’U Paribas collegiate team championship with victories over Great Britain, Germany and France, marking the sixth time in seven tries that the United States has won the event.
The Master’U BNP Paribas Championship features eight collegiate national teams from throughout the world. In addition to the United States, this year’s field included Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Spain. Roster spots for the American team were selected by a committee of USTA Player Development coaches and staff from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Collins posted a 3-0 mark in singles play and also picked up a win in doubles.
The U.S. opened the tournament with a 7-0 sweep of Great Britain followed by a 4-3 come from behind victory over Germany in the second match of the event. The Americans ,who were down 3-2 versus the Germans, had to pull out the win via tiebreakers in men’s doubles and in the decisive mixed doubles match to advance to Sunday’s final against France.
To win a match a team needs to win four of the seven team points which are made up of two men’s singles, two women’s singles, one men’s doubles, one women’s doubles and one mixed doubles contests.