Jamie Loeb, a Bronxville, N.Y. native and former NCAA Singles Champion from the University of North Carolina, was awarded the third annual Oracle US Tennis Award along with JC Aragone.
“This means so much to me; I was in absolute shock when I heard,” said Loeb. “The success of past recipients proves how big of an impact an award like this can have. It’s great that Oracle recognizes the challenges we face. I’m beyond excited to get to work!”
The two players were presented the grants by Oracle CEO Mark Hurd and tennis legend Chris Evert. As award winners, Loeb and Aragone each receive a $100,000 grant to help develop their tennis careers. The two were selected by a six-member advisory council, which is made up of Lindsday Davenport, Ilana Kloss, Peggy Michel, Dr. Timothy Russell, Martin Blackman and Todd Martin.
"JC and Jamie are talented young players with bright futures,” said Mark Hurd. “We created these awards to help young players with college experience as they transition into professional tennis. We’re very proud of the success of our previous award winners and hope that these grants help Jamie and JC in their continued development.”
The previous award winners were Danielle Collins and Mackenzie McDonald in 2017, and Francesca Di Lorenzo and Chris Eubanks in 2018.
“Jamie and JC are exciting players and the advisory council is confident these grants will help them reach their potential,” said Davenport. “We’re all grateful to Oracle for these awards and everything else it is doing support American tennis.”