Nov. 19, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Senior Evan King (Chicago, Ill./Kaplan) of the University of Michigan men's tennis team is among the top American collegians selected to represent the United States in the seventh annual Master'U BNP Paribas, an international collegiate team competition to be held Dec. 5-9 in Aix-en-Provence, France.
King, the fourth-ranked singles player in the country, is one of only six student-athletes selected to lead the United States in the eight-nation competition that includes college and university players from around the world. Virginia senior Jarmere Jenkins and USC junior Ray Sarmiento join King as representatives on the men's side, while Arizona State's Jacqueline Cako, Florida's Lauren Embree and USC's Zoe Scandalis are the women's participants.
The six-person team will be coached by Boise State head men's tennis coach Greg Patton and Cal head women's tennis coach Amanda Augustus. The U.S., which defeated France to win both the 2009 and 2011 titles, will be competing for the fifth consecutive year against a field that includes Belgium, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Russia. The teams will compete in a best-of-seven format consisting of two men's and two women's singles matches, one men's and one women's doubles match and one mixed doubles match.
King finished last season with a career-best 34-7 record. He was named the 2012 Big Ten Athlete of the Year after posting a perfect 11-0 conference dual record from the No. 1 singles position. King went 3-3 in singles competition this fall and posted a 3-2 doubles record with teammate Shaun Bernstein (Plainview, N.Y./Plainview HS).
The Wolverines recently concluded their fall schedule. Michigan returns to action following the New Year, heading to the Key Biscayne Individuals Jan. 6-8 in Key Biscayne, Fla. U-M opens its dual-match season on Saturday, Jan. 19, when the Wolverines host TCU at 6 p.m. at the Varsity Tennis Center.
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