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May 25, 2000

ATHENS, Ga. – University of Virginia rising fourth-year tennis players Brian Vahaly (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) and Huntley Montgomery (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) lost to Stanford’s Geoff Abrams and Alex Kim in the first round of the Men’s NCAA Doubles Championship Thursday evening, May 25, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia. The UVa duo dropped a 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 decision to second-seeded Abrams and Kim.

Vahaly and Montgomery entered the NCAAs ranked 26th in the rankings released May 3, while Abrams and Kim were the top ranked doubles tandem. The Cavalier duo got off to a fine start as they posted a 7-6 victory in the first set. Abrams and Kim rebounded to tie the match at 1-1 with a 6-3 win in the second set. In the deciding third set, the Stanford tandem recorded a 6-1 victory to win the match.

Vahaly, the second seed in the NCAA Singles Championship, will play 51st-ranked Guillermo Carter of Oregon in the third round of the singles competition Friday morning. Vahaly defeated Ramsey Smith of Duke 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round earlier Thursday to move on to the third round. Carter advanced to the third round with a 7-6, 6-3 upset victory over Georgia’s 12th-ranked Matias Boeker. The quarterfinals will also be played on Friday.

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