Dec. 4, 2016
MARCQ-EN-BAROUEL, France – Georgia Tech men’s tennis junior Christopher Eubanks contributed a singles victory in the finals of Master ‘U BNP Paribas this afternoon to seal the United States’ sixth-consecutive title with a 4-1 win over Russia.
Eubanks went 2-0 in singles play and 1-1 in doubles for the U.S. team in the international collegiate competition. It was Eubanks’ first time competing internationally. He teamed up with Stanford’s Tom Fawcett in doubles. On day one of the tournament, Eubanks fell to Ireland’s men’s doubles team after the U.S. team had already clinched the win. In the semifinals, Eubanks came up with two huge wins in Team USA’s 4-3 rout of Germany to advance to Sunday’s finals against Russia.
Eubanks topped Russia’s Iva Davyov in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, playing in the singles one position to give the United States a 3-1 advantage heading into doubles play. The U.S. women’s doubles team of Hayley Carter (UNC) and Ena Shibahara (UCLA) sealed the title for the U.S. team.
Francesca Di Lorenzo (Ohio State) and Strong Kirchheimer (Northwestern) were also members of Team USA. Boise State men’s coach Greg Patton and Ohio State women’s coach Melissa Schaub coached the team.
Each match consisted of two men’s and two women’s singles matches, one women’s and one men’s doubles match and a mixed doubles match.