Originally Posted by Misterbill
Maybe this is your experience. It is not mine.
At all the college tennis matches I have attended, family, friends, and just plain ol' fans are rooting for the individual or the team.
I have never been to [any] college athletic event where people are rooting for "USA".
If I were a player or a coach on a college team in any sport, with one or more international players, and a fan........never mind a family member.....was rooting for USA, I would consider that an insult to the team and boorish behavior. I'd feel embarrassed for any player on the team whose parents were doing something like this
I agree I know firsthand at the CUSA Women's Tournament there were several players from overseas who had parents or relatives on site watching and the players and fans cheered for their team not whether a player was American or not.