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Oracle Proudly Presents the Inaugural Oracle/ITA Masters

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Contents Welcome Letter ... Oracle CEO Mark Hurd

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Welcome Letter ... ITA Chairman of the Board David Benjamin 4 Welcome Letter ... ITA CEO Timothy Russell

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Oracle/ITA Masters Event Schedule

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Meet the Players ... Women’s Singles

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Meet the Players ... Men’s Singles 10 Meet the Players ... Women’s Doubles

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Meet the Players ... Men’s Doubles

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Oracle/ITA 2015 Outing & Awards Luncheon

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2015 ITA Achievement Award

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We Are The ITA

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2015 Fall ITA National Tournament and Event Calendar

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WELCOME TO THE 2015 ORACLE/ITA MASTERS

On behalf of Oracle, I’d like to welcome you to the Oracle/ITA Masters here at Malibu Racquet Club. Oracle is delighted to host this inaugural event. We salute all of the participating athletes for their dedication to tennis and for their commitment to pursuing a college education. I would like to thank you for attending this event, which is the first national collegiate championship of the 2015 season. Thanks also goes to the ITA and event partner, Pepperdine University. We also want to welcome and thank The Tennis Channel, which will provide live television coverage of the men's and women's singles finals. Tennis fans know that Oracle, Larry Ellison and I are strong supporters of the game of tennis and we’re thrilled to be involved in this exciting new event. Thank you for coming and please enjoy the weekend. Sincerely,

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A MESSAGE FROM THE ITA PEPPERDINE, MALIBU RACQUET CLUB WELCOMES THE 2015 ORACLE/ITA MASTERS The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is delighted to have the inaugural Oracle/ITA Masters hosted by the Malibu Racquet Club, with Pepperdine University serving as an official event partner. The ITA would like to thank Oracle CEO Mark Hurd and the entire Oracle staff for its partnership role with the ITA and its generous and dynamic support of collegiate tennis. In addition, the ITA would like to acknowledge Trey Waltke, General Manager of Malibu Racquet Club and his staff, as well as Roger Horne, Pepperdine University Assistant Athletic Director for Communications, and the Pepperdine staff, for all of their hard work in helping make this event a reality. The 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters is the first ITA national championship of the 2015-16 season, and features many of the nation’s top collegiate singles and doubles players. We’re thrilled also announce to announce that thanks to the efforts of Steve Webster, President and CEO of CMPR, the Tennis Channel will broadcast the men’s and women’s singles championship matches live on its network on Sunday, in what will be an exemplary display of the ever-expanding reach of college tennis. In addition to sponsoring this prestigious event, Oracle is the official sponsor of the ITA national rankings. The 2015-16 Oracle/ITA College Tennis Rankings preseason national singles and doubles rankings for Division I were released this week at http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm. As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA oversees nine National Championships. In addition, the ITA administers the Oracle/ITA College Tennis Rankings at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College levels. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor on-and-off court achievements. When you are not on site at the Malibu Racquet Club this week, be sure to follow live scores from the event at www.ITAtennis.com and receive real-time updates on the ITA’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Best wishes to the student-athlete participants and their coaches on the start to another great season of college tennis.

Always,

David A Benjamin ITA Chairman of the Board

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ITA CEO TIMOTHY RUSSELL WELCOMES THE STUDENT-ATHLETES TO THE 2015 ORACLE/ITA MASTERS Dear Student-Athletes: Welcome to the 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters. College tennis is a forward-thinking leader in the world of intercollegiate athletics, a fast-paced sport that prepares student-athletes for a fast-paced world. The ITA is proud to be partnering with Oracle, one of the world’s most innovative companies and gracious corporate citizens. The ITA is most grateful to the leaders at Oracle for their shared vision of and belief in the power of higher education and the role of college tennis in providing educational opportunities for personal and leadership development through the sport of a lifetime. College tennis continues to be the connective tissue for our sport, the aspirational goal for junior tennis players worldwide and one viable high performance pathway to a career as a top professional tennis player. You represent the best of college tennis. Congratulations on everything that you have accomplished to this point in your life. We applaud your hard work, self-discipline, leadership, and sportsmanship. Your passion for our sport and for your schools are both admirable. You embody grit, which has recently been defined by leading psychologists as “passion and perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals,” perhaps the primary driver of success. Good luck and best wishes . . . this weekend, throughout the coming school year, and as your lives and careers unfold. Enjoy your time in Malibu – the competition and the comradery. Thank you for participation in this magnificent inaugural championship, and thanks to Oracle! Please share your words of gratitude with our hosts at the Malibu Racquet Club, event partner Pepperdine University and with our friends from Oracle as you see them.

Yours sincerely,

Timothy Russell ITA Chief Executive Office

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2015 ORACLE/ITA MASTERS EVENT SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 18-20

MALIBU RACQUET CLUB

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA

Friday, September 18th: 10 a.m. NB 12 p.m. NB 2 p.m. NB 4 p.m.

Men’s Singles 1st Round Women’s Singles 1st Round Men’s Doubles 1st Round Women’s Doubles 1st Round

Saturday, September 19th: 11 a.m. Men’s Singles QF & Men’s Singles Consolation QF NB 12:30 p.m. Women’s Singles QF & Women’s Singles Consolation QF NB 3 p.m. Men’s Singles SF & Men’s Singles Consolation SF NB 4:30 p.m. Women’s Singles SF & Women’s Singles Consolation SF NB 6 :30 p.m. Men’s Doubles SF & Men’s Doubles Consolation SF NB 8 p.m. Women’s Doubles SF & Women’s Doubles Consolation SF

Sunday, September 20th: 10 a.m. Men’s Doubles Final Women’s Doubles Final Men’s Singles Consolation Finals Women’s Singles Consolation Final Men’s Doubles Consolation Final Women’s Doubles Consolation Final 12:30 p.m. Men’s Singles Final (Live on Tennis Channel) Followed by Women’s Singles Final (Live on Tennis Channel) (All times listed are Pacific)

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ORACLE/ITA MASTERS WOMEN’S SINGLES FIELD

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Sydney Campbell

Viktoriya Lushkova

School: Vanderbilt

School: Oklahoma State

Class: Junior

Class: Junior

Hayley Carter

Maegan Manasse

School: North Carolina

School: California

Class: Junior

Class: Junior

Danielle Collins

Giuliana Olmos

School: Virginia

School: USC

Class: Senior

Class: Senior

Joana Eidukonyte

Rachel Pierson

School: Clemson

School: Texas A&M

Class: Senior

Class: Junior

Julia Elbaba

Astra Sharma

School: Virginia

School: Vanderbilt

Class: Senior

Class: Sophomore

Klara Fabikova

Luisa Stefani

School: California

School: Pepperdine

Class: Senior

Class: Freshman

Kiah Generette

Stephanie Wagner

School: Baylor

School: Miami (FL)

Class: Senior

Class: Senior

Sinead Lohan

Ronit Yurovsky

School: Miami (FL)

School: Michigan

Class: Sophomore

Class: Senior

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ORACLE/ITA MASTERS MEN’S SINGLES FIELD Nicolas Alvarez

Cameron Norrie

School: Duke

School: TCU

Class: Sophomore

Class: Sophomore

Axel Alvarez Llamas

Guillermo Nunez

School: Oklahoma

School: TCU

Class: Senior

Class: Sophomore

Romain Bogaerts

Or Ram-Harel

School: Wake Forest

School: Tulsa

Class: Senior

Class: Junior

Tom Fawcett

Ronnie Schneider

School: Stanford

School: North Carolina

Class: Sophomore

Class: Junior

Dominik Koepfer

Ryan Shane

School: Tulane

School: Virginia

Class: Senior

Class: Senior

Julian Lenz

Austin Smith

School: Baylor

School: Georgia

Class: Senior

Class: Senior

Quentin Monaghan

Felipe Soares

School: Notre Dame

School: Texas Tech

Class: Senior

Class: Senior

Wayne Montgomery

Max Tchoutakian

School: Georgia

School: Baylor

Class: Sophomore

Class: Junior

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ORACLE/ITA MASTERS WOMEN’S DOUBLES FIELD CALIFORNIA

Maegan Manasse Junior

PEPPERDINE

Denise Starr Junior

Matea Cutura Senior

Christine Maddox Junior

KENTUCKY

Mami Adachi Sophomore

USC

Aldila Sutjiadi Senior

Giuliana Olmos Senior

TEXAS A&M

MIAMI

Sinead Lohan Sophomore

Stephanie Wagner Saska Gavrilovska Junior Senior

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Rachel Pierson Junior

VANDERBILT

NORTH CAROLINA

Hayley Carter Junior

Gabby Smith Sophomore

Whitney Kay Senior

Sydney Campbell Senior

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Courtney Colton Senior


ORACLE/ITA MASTERS MEN’S DOUBLES FIELD BAYLOR

Julian Lenz Senior

NOTRE DAME

Max Tchoutakian Junior

Alex Lawson Senior

PEPPERDINE

FLORIDA STATE

Benjamin Lock Senior

Marco Nunez Senior

Guilherme Hadlich Junior

Ben Wagland Senior

Cameron Norrie Sophomore

Guillermo Nunez Sophomore

VIRGINIA

LSU

Boris Arias Senior

Gabriel Sidney Freshman

TCU

GEORGIA

Austin Smith Senior

Quentin Monaghan Senior

Jordan Daigle Junior

Luca Corinteli Junior

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Ryan Shane Senior

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2015 ORACLE/ITA OUTING & AWARDS LUNCHEON FOREST HILLS, NY – With sunny skies and comfortable temperatures, the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, proved to be the perfect backdrop on Aug. 28, for Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association to celebrate the accomplishments of 2014-15’s top collegiate tennis players at the 2015 Oracle/ITA Outing and Awards Luncheon. USTA Eastern participated as an event partner. The 2015 ITA Collegiate All-Star Teams were recognized in an awards ceremony on Friday, as well as the ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners. “The best of college tennis combines excellence on the court, in the classroom, and in life. The Oracle/ITA Outing and Awards Luncheon represents the best of the best in our sport,” said ITA CEO Timothy Russell. “The achievements of these amazing student- athletes bode well for the future of our country and the world. Congratulations to each and all of these remarkable young people. The ITA applauds all of their accomplishments and wishes them well in their life journeys.” ITA Chairman of the Board, David Benjamin, joined Russell in presenting the ITA All-Star awards and recognizing the players’ accomplishments. Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins delivered a great speech on the meaning of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award, in addition to presenting the award to the student-athletes. “I’ve never been part an event like this, so it was really nice to be with other people who have accomplished something big throughout the last season,” said Baylor’s Julian Lenz, who garnered an All-Star award with doubles teammate from last season, Diego Galeano. “Being in New York and at this (tennis) club, there’s a lot of history here.” Prior to the awards luncheon the student-athletes took to the West Side Tennis Club’s grass courts for some friendly competition, paired with members of USTA Eastern, the ITA staff and other invited guests. “We don’t get the opportunity to play on grass courts often,” said Virginia’s Julia Elbaba, a 2015 ITA Collegiate All-Star honoree. “I had a lot of fun and it was a great experience.” Inaugurated in 1984, the ITA All-Star Team honors the nation’s top-ranked men’s and women’s players from the year-end Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings and spans the five competitive divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior & Community Colleges. Winners of the 2014 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships and 2015 NCAA Division I Championships are also recognized. The ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award recognizes outstanding individuals in all divisions at the regional and national level. This award which dates back to 1982, goes to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO men’s and women’s players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. You can view the 2015 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team and the ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners at www.itatennis.com.

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2015 ITA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD JOHN BRIDGELAND, HARVARD UNIVERSITY 1982 John Bridgeland is the CEO of Civic Enterprises, a public policy firm, and Co-Chair of the Franklin Project at The Aspen Institute, an initiative to create a voluntary, civilian national service counterpart to military service in the U.S. Formerly, he served as Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and as the first Director of the USA Freedom Corps under President George W. Bush, where he coordinated policy on international, national, community and faith-based service in the aftermath of 9/11. Subsequently, President Barack Obama appointed Bridgeland to the White House Council for Community Solutions. President Bush has said of John Bridgeland that, “…[he] has been a valuable advisor to me for nearly four years. He has worked tirelessly to strengthen a culture of service in America and to ensure that we all love our neighbors as we want to be loved ourselves. His work has had a positive and vitally important impact on government, nonprofit and community service organizations, businesses, and many men, women, and children who need a helping hand.” John Bridgeland started playing tennis at 5 years old and by 11 he found inspiration in traveling to tournaments around the country making friends from varied backgrounds and geographies. Tennis helped John to develop confidence and courage and continued to inspire him through the camaraderie of his team at Harvard University. Bridgeland graduated from Harvard with honors in government, studied at the College of Europe and Universite Libre de Bruxelles as a Rotary International Fellow, and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He began his career practicing law at Davis Polk & Wardwell, a firm with offices in New York and Paris and then went on to serve as Chief of Staff and Counsel for former U.S. Congressman Rob Portman, where he drafted or played a leading role in developing nine bills that were signed into law. In 2000, Bridgeland followed his time with Rob Portman serving on George W. Bush’s Presidential campaign and then his Transition Team. He continued to serve in the White House as Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Assistant to the President and first Director of the USA Freedom Corps Office. Bridgeland co-led the White House Summit on Malaria, launching Malaria No More. He was the first CEO of Malaria No More and Senior Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria, mobilizing the public and private sectors to end malaria deaths in Africa. Since 2005, more than 4 million lives have been saved. His report, The Silent Epidemic, on the high school dropout crisis, helped bring national attention to the issue, with a TIME cover story and two Oprah Winfrey shows. He led the National Summit on America’s Silent Epidemic with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Governors Association, TIME Magazine and MTV. The Summit prompted action at the federal, state, and local levels around a 10-point plan of action to boost high school graduation rates and college and workforce readiness. He is a coorganizer of the annual GradNation Summit and co-author of the annual update to the nation, Building a Grad Nation, which in its first year launched a “Civic Marshall Plan” to meet the national goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the Class of 2020, which the country is on pace to do. Bridgeland was one of several organizers of the The ServiceNation Summit in 2008 that rallied bipartisan support (during a presidential campaign cycle) for the Serve America Act. The forum, with Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, showcased a 10-point plan to increase community, national and international service opportunities. The plan was included in the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which was signed into law within the first 100 days of the Obama Administration. For their dedication in promoting a national service agenda, the organizers, including Bridgeland, were awarded the 2008 NonProfit Times Executives of the Year. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed Bridgeland to the White House Council for Community Solutions, where John authored the report, Opportunity Road: The Promise and Challenge of America’s Forgotten Youth. Bridgeland also has been working with Results for America to promote bipartisan evidence-based policymaking. Launched in 2012, the mission of Results for America is to improve outcomes for young people, their families and communities by shifting public resources toward practices, policies and programs that use evidence and data to improve quality and get better results. John is one of the members of the bipartisan coalition contributing to Results for America and has co-authored Can Government Play Moneyball, for The Atlantic, with former OMB Director Peter Orzag as well as the book Moneyball for Government with Melody Barnes, President Obama’s Domestic Policy Director. Bridgeland is a senior policy advisor for Oceanographer Sylvia Earle and Mission Blue, working to bring the national parks idea to the oceans. He also worked with the National Parks Conservation Association to help develop the Centennial Initiative and Challenge to strengthen our National Parks and served on the National Park System’s Advisory Board. He has served on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Recovery Team for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, one of the rarest birds in the world. John was a Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard where he offered a seminar on Presidential Decision Making; he currently serves on the Public Service Advisory Committee at the University of Virginia School of Law, as well as on many non-profit boards, including City Year, Earth Conservation Corps (Co-Chairman), EARTH University in Costa Rica (Chair, PAB), Malaria No More (Vice Chairman), the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, and the National Conference on Citizenship (National Advisory Chair). In February of this year, John was the recipient of the 2015 Champion Partner Award at the annual Corps Network Capitol Hill Awards ceremony for his work on the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps. Bridgeland is the author of Heart of a Nation: Volunteering and America’s Civic Spirit, which has been assigned in college classes, and is an experienced public speaker appearing on PBS NewsHour, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Fox News, Cavuto Fox Business, BBC, National Public Radio, American Public Media’s Market Place, among others. John is married to Maureen and they have three children, Caily, Fallon and Regis. John considers tennis a moving meditation that keeps him active and happy and connected to friends.

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2015 Fall ITA National Tournament and Event Calendar Oracle/ITA Outing & Awards Luncheon West Side Tennis Club - Forest Hills, New York August 28, 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters Malibu Racquet Club - Malibu, California September 18-20, 2015 USTA/ITA Regional Championships 80+ Campus Sites Small College: September 17-October 5, 2015 Division I: October 16-25, 2015 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships Riviera Tennis Club - Pacific Palisades, California Oct. 3-11, 2015 (PQ: Oct. 3-4 / Q: Oct. 6-7 / MD: Oct. 8-11) Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships University of Tulsa - Tulsa, Oklahoma Oct. 3-12, 2015 (PQ: Oct. 3-4 / Q: Oct. 5-7 / MD: Oct. 8-12) USTA/ITA National Small College Championships Palmetto Tennis Center - Sumter, South Carolina October 15-18, 2015 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - Flushing Meadows, New York November 12-15, 2015 ITA Coaches Convention Naples Grande Beach Resort - Naples, Florida December 12-15, 2015

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