Tuesday May 22, 2007UF's Jesse Levine Named ITA National Rookie of the Year
is the second ITA National Rookie of the Year the Gators have had under
sixth-year head coach Andy Jackson who has produced both of
season, Levine has turned in one of the top rookie campaigns in recent memory.
At No. 3 in the Fila singles and doubles rankings, he
has rolled off a 21-match winning streak in singles to open his collegiate
career. On Wednesday, he and junior Greg Ouellette will represent the Gators in
the NCAA singles draw. The two will combine their efforts in the NCAA doubles
draw, which begins Thursday in
As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which was founded in 1956 and is based in Skillman, N.J., administers numerous regional and national championships, the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit presented by the USTA, and the Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Men's and Women's tennis 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 excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship.