A&M’s Krajicek helps U.S. at Master’U

Texas A&M men’s tennis All-American Austin Krajicek was one of six top American collegians who led the United States to the team championship title at the fourth annual Master’U BNP Paribas international collegiate tournament held over the weekend in Poitiers, France.

Krajicek, a junior left-hander from Brandon, Fla., defeated Patrick Fischer, 7-6, 6-2, in a 7-0 opening-round victory for the U.S. over Switzerland on Friday. He and American teammate Steve Johnson of defending national champion USC also beat Dorian Descloix and Elie Rousset, 6-4, 6-4, in doubles to help Team USA edge host France, 4-3, in the championship finals on Sunday.

It marked the second time in which Krajicek was selected to participate in international competition during his decorated Aggie career. He was previously selected by Patrick McEnroe to serve as a practice player for the U.S. Davis Cup Team in Madrid, Spain in 2008.

The U.S. men’s team was coached by Boise State head coach Greg Patton and also featured Eric Quigley of Kentucky. Meanwhile, the women’s team was comprised of Irina Falconi of Georgia Tech, Kristy Frilling of Notre Dame and Caitlin Whoriskey of Tennessee. Team USA competed in a talented field that included teams from Belgium, China, Germany, Ireland and Mexico.

MASTER’U BNP PARIBAS
Dec. 9-14, 2009
Poitevin Tennis Club
at Poitiers, France

FINALS
USA 4, France 3
Men’s Singles
No. 1 – Dorian Descloix (FRA) def. Steve Johnson (USA), 6-2, 6-7, 7-6.
No. 2 – Maxime Quinqueneau (FRA) def. Austin Krajicek (USA), 7-6, 6-3.
Women’s Singles
No. 1 – Irina Falconi (USA) def. Nathalie Piquion (FRA), 6-2, 6-2.
No. 2 – Manon Garcia (FRA) def. Caitlin Whoriskey (USA), 7-6, 6-4.
Men’s Doubles
Johnson-Krajicek (USA) def. Descloix-Elie Rousset (FRA), 6-4, 6-4.
Women’s Doubles
Falconi-Whoriskey (USA) def. Garcia-Fanny Fracassi (FRA), 6-3, 6-2.
Mixed Doubles
Kristy Frilling-Eric Quigley (USA) def. Piquion-Quinqueneau (FRA), 6-4, 6-2.

SEMIFINALS
USA 5, Great Britain 1

Men’s Singles
No. 1 – Steve Johnson (USA) def. Richard Irwin (GBR), 6-2, 6-7, 6-4.
No. 2 – Eric Quigley (USA) def. Keith Meisner (GBR), 6-3, 6-3.
Women’s Singles
No. 1 – Irina Falconi (USA) def. Claire Ricketts (GBR), 6-3, 6-3.
No. 2 – Kristy Frilling (USA) def. Annabel Bann (GBR), 6-3, 6-4.
Men’s Doubles
Brassington-Meisner (GBR) def. Johnson-Austin Krajicek (USA), 8-4.
Women’s Doubles
Caitlin Whoriskey-Falconi (USA) def. Ricketts-Birney (GBR), 9-8 (0).
Mixed Doubles
Did Not Play

OPENING ROUND
USA 7, Switzerland 0

Men’s Singles
No. 1 – Austin Krajicek (USA) def. Patrick Fischer (SUI), 7-6, 6-2.
No. 2 – Eric Quigley (USA) def. Thomas Petrich (SUI), 6-2, 6-1.
Women’s Singles
No. 1 – Irina Falconi (USA) def. Milica Tomic (SUI), 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 – Caitlyn Whoriskey (USA) def. Frey Sarah (SUI), 6-1, 6-0.
Men’s Doubles
Johnson-Quigley (USA) def. Fisher-Flury (SUI), 6-4, 6-4.
Women’s Doubles
Frilling-Whoriskey (USA) def. Tomic-Frey (SUI), 6-2, 6-1.
Mixed Doubles
USA def. SUI, 8-1.

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