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Oct. 12, 2000

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Fourth-year University of Virginia All-American tennis player Brian Vahaly (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) cruised to a second round win in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships Thursday (Oct. 12). Vahaly dispensed of Minnesotta’s Harsh Mankad, 6-1, 6-1, to advance to the third round of the main draw, which will take place Friday (October 13), at 10:00 a.m. With the victory, Vahaly moves one step closer to reaching the finals in the second leg of the ITA Grand Slam. He advanced to the finals of the first leg of the grand slam, the T. Rowe Price National Clay Court Championships, last month.

Huntley Montgomery (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill), who, as Vahaly’s doubles partner advanced to the doubles final of the T. Row Price Clay Court Championships, lost his second match at the All-American tournament Thursday (October 12) afternoon and was eliminated from the consolation singles draw. Montgomery fell to fourth-seeded Estaban Carrill from TCU, 5-7, 6-0, 6-3. Carrill was upset in the first round by Pepperdine’s Al Garland, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9).

Vahaly and Montgomery also had a doubles match scheduled for Thursday afternoon, but that match was postponed until Friday at 1:00 p.m. The duo will play Texas’ Ronald Kloppert and Jean Simon.

With three rounds of doubles and one round of singles scheduled to take place Friday (October 13), Vahaly could conceivably play four matches, a third round singles match against 15th seed Adam Carey from Tennessee at 10:00 a.m., a first round doubles match at 1:00 p.m., a second round doubles match at 4:00 p.m., and a quarterfinal doubles match at 7:00 p.m.

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