Dec. 1, 2013
Aix, France --- University of Georgia junior women’s tennis player Lauren Herring went 3-0 in helping the United States win three matches to claim the 2013 Master’U BNP Paribas championship in Aix, France.
Herring was selected to represent the United States along with five other college players at the eighth annual Master’U BNP Paribas championships. The Americans competed with seven other countries in the three-day tournament.
The United States won the title with wins over Ireland (6-1), France (6-1), and Russia (7-0) in the best-of-seven format consisting of two men’s and two women’s singles, one men’s and one women’s doubles, and one mixed doubles match each day.
On Friday, Herring teamed with UCLA’s Robin Anderson to beat Ireland’s Karola Bejenaru and Sinead Lohan, 6-4, 6-1. On Saturday, Herring and UCLA’s Marcos Giron defeated France’s Antoine Hoang and Pauline Lollia in mixed doubles, 8-1.
In the championship final on Sunday, Herring, along with USC’s Sabrina Santamaria beat Russia’s Anna Danilina and Gulia Samuseva, 8-6.
This is the fourth Master’U title for the United States, and second in a row. The Americans also won in 2011 when former Georgia men’s player Wil Spencer was a member of the team.
Herring concluded her fall campaign with a 10-3 record in singles and a 14-3 mark in doubles. She and her teammates will return to competition Jan. 15-21 at a tournament in Hawaii before returning home to play host to ITA Kickoff Weekend Jan. 24-25.