DURHAM, N.C. – Duke women’s tennis freshman Maria Mateas was selected to represent the U.S., in the annual Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 in Grenoble, France, as announced by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Monday.
Mateas, who owns the highest professional ranking on the team at No. 303 in the WTA rankings, will be joined by Ashley Lahey (Jr.; Pepperdine; Hawthorne, Calif.), the 2018 NCAA singles runner-up, Jada Hart (Jr.; UCLA; Colton, Calif.), the ITA’s No.15-ranked women’s singles player, Brandon Holt (Jr.; USC; Rolling Hills, Calif.), the ITA’s No.4-ranked singles player, Oliver Crawford (Soph.; Florida; Spartanburg, S.C.), the 2018 SEC Freshman of the Year and Emil Reinberg (Sr.; Georgia; Atlanta), who reached the singles semifinals and won the doubles title at the Tulsa Futures event this summer.
Boise State men’s coach Greg Patton and University of California, Berkeley women’s coach Amanda Augustus will travel with and coach the team, which will compete against opposition from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Italy.
The U.S. looks to claim its eighth title in the 13th edition of the annual contest. It will mark Team USA's 11th time vying for the trophy.
During the event, complete results from each day of play can be found by visiting the Master’U BNP Paribas website.
The Chapel Hill, N.C., native has played to a 4-1 ledger thus far in the fall after a tremendous showing at the 2018 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in October, her first collegiate tournament. Mateas, the top-ranked freshman in the country by the ITA, defeated three-consecutive nationally ranked players en route to the championship match, including North Carolina’s No. 2 Makenna Jones. Mateas became the first Duke All-American finalist since Daniela Bercek in 2005.