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Friday, December 12, 2014

Eddie Herr Recap; Vicky Duval Back Training after Completing Cancer Treatment; US Collegiate Team Wins Fourth Straight Master'U Title

With the Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl tournaments back-to-back, I have little opportunity to post on other tennis news that I would usually note in more detail.

If you didn't have a chance to follow my daily coverage of the Eddie Herr, here is my recap of the tournament for the Tennis Recruiting Network.

While I was in Bradenton, I caught up with Vicky Duval, who has recently returned to training after treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, diagnosed this summer during Wimbledon.  Here's my update on the 19-year-old for USTA Florida.

photo courtesy Amanda Augustus
And last week, the US team competing in the international collegiate tournament Master'U BNP Paribas won its fourth straight title, defeating host France in the final 4-1.  The US team consisted of Noah Rubin(Wake Forest), Thai Kwiatkowski(Virginia), Nathan Pasha(Georgia), Julia Elbaba(Virginia), Chanelle Van Nguyen and Robin Anderson(UCLA).  Amanda Augustus of Cal and Greg Patton of Boise State coached the team.  Patton's blog from the event can be found here. More information is available at the tournament website.


Riddler said...

On all the college players available, how did Noah Rubin get selected? I think he has only played one fall event his entire freshman semester. His selection sends a clear message to all the other players who are much more qualified and have actually put in the time to deserve being selected to this "elite" team.


Alex said...

Because everyone thinks Rubin is a god since he won KZoo and Wimbledon. Bet he wouldn't have won US Open juniors, and will never win a collegiate major.