(ROME, Ga.) - Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis junior Daniel Levine (Highland Park, Ill./Boca Prep International School) competed in the finals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Oracle Cup on Saturday morning in Rome, Georgia, and finished as the National Singles Runner-up. The three-day event was held at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.
Levine, the No. 2 seed, played top seeded Mohanad Alhouni from Gustavus Adolphus College and fell 6-4, 6-4. The junior received the James O'Hara Sargent Sportsmanship which is voted on by the coaches.
The James O'Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Award honors players who display outstanding sportsmanship and exemplify the spirit of college tennis during the ITA Oracle Cup. To be eligible for this award, the players must reach the finals in their divisional draw.
The award is given in memory of Jim Sargent, former Media Manager for Rolex Watch, USA, who was the victim of a fatal car accident in 2000. Jim was a great friend of college tennis, an ITA All-American who competed with outstanding success and sportsmanship at Lynchburg College, and afterwards continued as a special partner to the ITA in his role with Rolex.