While most of their compatriots are prepping for semester-end finals, Wake Forest freshman and 2014 Wimbledon boys’ champion boys’ champion Noah Rubin from Rockville Centre, N.Y.; University of Virginia junior Julia Elbaba from Oyster Bay, N.Y.; and UCLA senior Robin Anderson from Matawan, N.J. each took a break to win singles matches to lead the United States to a 4-1 victory over host France in the Master’U BNP Paribas Finals on Sunday in Aix-en-Provence. The victories earned the U.S. its fourth straight title at the international collegiate team competition. Boise State men’s coach Greg Patton and California women’s coach Amanda Augustus served as coaches for the team.
Elbaba, the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Champion, went 3-0 in singles over the three-day competition, as the U.S. team—also featuring University of Georgia senior Nathan Pasha (Atlanta), University of Virginia sophomore Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) and UCLA senior Chanelle Van Nguyen (Miami)—defeated Ireland, Russia and France to bring the U.S. its fifth Master’U title, all coming since 2009.
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. Complete results from all three days can be found by visiting the Master’U BNP Paribas website.