Nov. 15, 2016
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Georgia Tech men’s tennis junior Christopher Eubanks has been selected to represent the United States in the annual Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition, Dec. 1-4 in Marcq-en-Baroeul, France as announced by the USTA on Tuesday afternoon. He is among six collegians from the United States chosen by the USTA to represent the country.
“To be selected for the Masters’U is an incredible accomplishment,” said Eubanks. “This is something I’ve wanted to do since entering college, and to finally be selected as one of the top American collegiate players and be able to represent the USA is a huge honor, and I’m excited for the opportunity.”
Eubanks proved his worth after advancing to the quarterfinals of the Saint Francis Health Systems ITA All-American Championships and the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. The Atlanta native also won the mixed doubles title with North Carolina’s Hayley Carter at the Oracle ITA Masters. Carter is also one of the six athletes chosen to compete for the U.S. in France.
“Master’U is effectively the Davis Cup and Fed Cup of collegiate tennis,” said USTA Collegiate Tennis Director Stephen Amritraj. “We’re excited to have another strong group of players on this year’s `Team USA,’ going for a `six-peat.'”
The United States are the five-time defending champions of the tournament. The team will compete against teams from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Russia. Each team match consists of two men’s and two women’s singles matches, one women’s and one men’s doubles match and a mixed doubles match. Eubanks will be joined by Tom Fawcett (Stanford), Strong Kirchheimer (Northwestern), Ena Shibahara (UCLA), Francesca Di Lorenzo (Ohio State) and Carter (UNC).