The Oracle US Tennis Awards were established in 2017 with a purpose to help the prominent Collegiate player to make a swift transition towards the professional circuit, and the first winners were Danielle Collins and Mackenzie McDonald.
The Oracle US Tennis Awards Advisory Council (Lindsey Davenport, Todd Martin and the others) announced that Francesca Di Lorenzo and Chris Eubanks earn the awards in 2018, receiving $100,000 grant to help develop their tennis careers. 20-year-old Di Lorenzo is currently ranked 258th and she won her third professional title at the end of January at $25,000 Wesley Chapel event, beating 15-year-old Whitney Osuigwe in the title match.
Francesca had an amazing Collegiate career at Ohio State University, playing for the Buckeyes in 2016 and 2017, achieving a 74-7 score in singles! Together with Miho Kowase, Francesca was the NCAA Doubles Champion in 2017, finishing the season ranked first in singles and third in doubles.
21-year-old Chris Eubanks comes from Atlanta and he is currently ranked inside the Top 300, playing in the Futures final and winning two Challenger matches so far in 2018. Chris is a former standout at Georgia Tech University, competing for the Yellow Jackets between 2014-17 before he decided to turn pro in October last year.
A two-time all-American had a 90-33 score in singles and a 53-42 in doubles, earning two ACC Player of the Year awards. ALSO READ: ATP Indian Wells: Roger Federer edges Borna Coric to remain unbeaten in '18